Discovery to premiere “Pacific Warriors” in October

Produced by Original Media, the six-part series follows fisher men and women who use primitive tools and their bare hands to catch large fish off the coast of Hawaii.
September 11, 2015

Discovery Channel has set an October air date for the Original Media-produced docuseries Pacific Warriors.

The six-part series is about commercial fishermen and women who travel in kayaks and use primitive fishing poles and their bare hands to catch large fish off the coast of Hawaii.

Cameras follow them as they contend with sharks and other hazards on the job, such as being taken on “Hawaiian sleigh rides” – or being dragged by a 100-plus-pound fish 10 miles out into the ocean. The cast includes veteran fisherwoman Kimi Werner, who free dives to catch her prey.

Discovery Channel president Rich Ross announced the series earlier this year during the U.S. cable net’s upfront presentation.

Executive producers for Original are Glenda Hersh, Steven Weinstock, Lisa Bloch, Peter Goetz, Kelly Hefner and Bryan Severance. Joseph Schneier and Christo Doyle are exec producing for the network.

Pacific Warriors premieres on October 23 at 10 p.m. EST/PST.

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