The wait is almost over for the new season of Discovery’s Deadliest Catch. As our exclusive trailer debut announces, the Emmy-winning reality show will start up again April 10. There’s a lot to look forward to, including the return of Josh Harris and the Cornelia Marie. But according to the network, there are also “injuries and Coast Guard rescues stacking up at alarming rates.”
A Summer Bay deckhand falls overboard during one storm — the most serious issue for Capt. Wild Bill Wichrowski, who also faces one of the worst engine failures of his career and the loss of some of his crab quota to the Brenna A‘s young gun, Capt. Sean Dwyer. The Brenna A, unfortunately, also takes on more than $30,000 worth of damage after being bashed by a monster wave.
The Saga comes into the season with a $750,000 makeover, putting the pressure firmly on Capt. Jake Anderson to produce. As the new footage reveals, he’ll have to do it without the help of his mentor, Capt. Sig Hansen, who literally throws him out of the Northwestern wheelhouse. For Sig, who’s feeling strong after his 2016 heart attack, this season is about proving he’s still the best in the business. That’s a title rival captain Keith Colburn of the Wizard desperately wants, though it won’t come easy. According to Discovery, “as the season wears on, a problem develops that could put Keith’s season — and life — in jeopardy.” Presumably that has something to do with him asking if there’s a fuel spill and ordering the crew into their survival suits in the trailer.
All eyes will, of course, be on Josh Harris, who’ll again co-captain the Cornelia Marie with Casey McManus. “I was so happy to see the boat. I kissed it when I saw it,” he told Yahoo Entertainment before heading out of Dutch Harbor, Alaska, last October. The boat itself has been through a major overhaul, and most of the crew is new. “Everyone has questions. They’re about to get ’em answered,” Harris told us last fall. “We’re definitely back, and we’re ready to show the world what we can do at full force, a little bit smarter, and with a lot better boat.”
Fans will notice that the Time Bandit won’t be featured this season, but there is another returning character — Mother Nature. Per the network, “Forty-foot waves, hurricane force winds, heavy-machinery and massive icebergs are just a few reasons that no season is ever the same. Making matters even worse, the sea is terrifyingly heightened by this year’s super moon, a tsunami and some of the worst winter storms on record.”
Before setting sail, the captains will honor their friends and fellow fishermen on the Destination, a vessel in the Bering Sea crab fleet that was lost in February 2017.
Deadliest Catch Season 14 premieres April 10 at 9 p.m. on Discovery.
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