Sea Shepherd Returns for a Fourth Season of Whale Wars to Put an End to Antarctic Whaling
In the United States, Animal Planet’s Emmy Award-nominated docu-reality series Whale Wars returns for a fourth captivating season beginning Friday, June 3, at 9 PM E/P with 10 exhilarating episodes documenting Sea Shepherd Conservation Society’s dramatic whale defense campaign on the Antarctic high seas.
Sea Shepherd’s interventions continue to enthrall audiences who have witnessed the cat-and-mouse game at the far end of the globe between the conservationists and the illegal whalers. For seven whaling season, Captain Paul Watson and his dedicated international crew of volunteers have taken to the high seas in attempt to stop the Japanese ships from illegally killing whales in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary, and this time there is no compromise – the bloodshed must stop once and for all.
The adrenaline-pumping new season features Captain Watson and several of his right-hand crewmembers including captain of the Bob Barker Alex Cornelissen and captain of the fast, new interceptor vessel the Gojira, Lockhart MacLean, along with a crew of passionate volunteers representing 23 different countries, and all willing to risk their lives to protect the planet’s largest sentient beings.
The third season of Whale Wars averaged nearly 1.4 million viewers, 29% above the season two’s average. In 2009, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences recognized Whale Wars with a Television Academy Honor identifying the series as “Television with a Conscience" for exploring issues of concern to society in a compelling, emotional, and insightful way. The series has been nominated for a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Cinematography in a Non-Fiction Series (twice) and Outstanding Picture Editing for a Non-Fiction Series. The first three seasons are available on DVD in Sea Shepherd’s e-store.
Supporter in the U.S.: Tune in to Animal Planet to watch the first episode of the weekly Whale Wars series on Friday, June 3, at 9 PM PST.
Stay tuned for international premiere airdates and to see when Whale Wars will be airing in your country
Whale Wars Season 4 Trailer