Following in the footsteps of their heroes; Meriwether Lewis, William Clark and Johnny Knoxville, these self-proclaimed fish bums are determined to be the first to find, and fish, these wild places — or die trying.
That’s the premise of the pilot episode of Fish or Die, which is scheduled to air this Sunday. The show is a television adaptation of the adventures of our friends from Motivfishing, Chris Owens, Thad Robison, Brian Jill and Jay Johnson.
Here is the official press release:
Animal Planet to Premiere “Fish Or Die” Sunday, May 1st at 11:00 pm EDT
Series Overview: Four diehard fishermen are determined to be the first to fish the most remote waters left on earth or die trying. The places they go are so isolated and dangerous that a camera crew can’t follow them, so they film their adventures themselves. Their plan is to travel across all seven continents in a vegetable oil powered pickup truck, chasing rumors of giant fish and virgin waters. Along the way, they will battle the elements, dodge drug cartels and endure hell, as they risk their lives in an attempt to live their dream.
There are still thousands of unexplored bodies of water scattered across the globe. Hidden in remote, seemingly inaccessible and always dangerous locations, many of these waterways hold fish – big fish – fish that has never seen a lure or a fly.
Getting to them could kill a person, or make their life worth living. These four best friends prefer to assume the latter. Following in the footsteps of their heroes; Meriwether Lewis, William Clark and Johnny Knoxville, these self-proclaimed fish bums are determined to be the first to find, and fish, these wild places — or die trying.
The Fish Or Die team is ready to take on the best and worst that Mother Nature and humanity can throw at them. Fueled by vegetable oil, questionable judgment and an unquenchable desire to live life to the fullest, it will be the adventure of a lifetime. Hop in and buckle up. It’s going to be one hell of a ride.
Produced by Watson Pond Productions and MOTIVFISHING for Animal Planet
Executive Producer: Brad Johnson
Field Producers: Chris Owens, Brian Jill, Thad Robison, Jay Johnson
For Animal Planet: EP Jason R. Carey, Producer, Patrick Keegan and developed by Kurt Tondorf .
Sunday May 1st, 2016 11pm EDT, PDT 10pm CDT, 9pm MDT on Animal Planet. Check your local cable listings for Animal Planet Sunday, May 1st for local times.
You can help the show get picked up as a series by tweeting about Fish or Die as much as possible before, during, and after the show airs using the hashtags #animalplanet and #fishordie. And be sure to check your local listings for Sunday night as times may vary depending your time zone or local cable provider.