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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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Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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