Captains Johnathan Hillstrand and Andy Hillstrand of the Time Bandit have quit the Discovery Channel hit reality show Deadliest Catch after the show sued them.
Discovery Channel has sued the Deadliest Catch brothers for failing to finish work on a spin-off of the show called, Hillstranded. The Hillstrand brothers are being sued for $3 million. Their attorney says it is an attempt by Discovery to extort the men.
Captain Sig Hanson of the Northwestern has jumped on board and is supporting the Hillstrands by also quitting the show. “I want people to know the captains stand together, and me and my brothers support them 100 percent,” says Hanson.
Johnathan Hillstrand, Andy Hillstrand and Sig Hanson have all released the following joint statement:
“We have been through a lot over the past year, and unfortunately, given the current situation with Discovery, we are unable to continue participating in Deadliest Catch. It has been a fantastic ride, and we wish the best to all of the amazing and supportive ‘Catch’ fans we have met over the years.”
The new season of Deadliest Catch is expected to start filming next month. It just won’t be the same without Captain Phil, Sig, Johnathan and Andy…