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History sets airdate for “Cryptid: The Swamp Beast”

Produced by MAK Pictures and Murky Water Production, the series follows animal control officers and law enforcement in a Southern town investigating strange occurrences, which some residents have attributed to a legendary swamp monster.
February 18, 2014

U.S. cable network History is to begin airing the series Cryptid: The Swamp Beast on February 24.

Produced by MAK Pictures in association with Murky Water Production, the series follows animal control officers investigating the strange occurrences attributed to a legendary swamp monster in a Louisiana town.

The series will mix dramatizations, interviews with biologists and experts, and news clips to craft “an entertaining and scary story that speaks to America’s macabre history of folklore,” the network said in a statement.

The cast includes a deputy sheriff who believes cattle mutilations and pet snatchings in the area are the work of a culprit living in the swamp.

Exec producers on the series are Mark Kadin and Will Ehbrecht for MAK, and Mike Stiller and Brian Meere for History. Cryptid: The Swamp Beast premieres on February 24 at 10 p.m. EST/PST.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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