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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.

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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