River Monsters is back and in your life. The 6th Season of River Monsters featuring Jeremy Wade will begin Sunday, April 6th at 9 pm with a 2 hour premiere episode. Once a preview is available on YouTube I will post a video but for now you can click this link to a preview video on Facebook.
Update 3/12/14 – New Trailer on Facebook available here, just click here. <- River Monsters Season 6 promo video
As always the show will air on Discovery Channel, so make sure your DVR is set to record. The 6th season will surely feature some impressive catches. The premiere episode is titled “Amazon Apocalypse” but I can’t say what kind of fish he will be searching for as you can’t tell in the preview video. If you have any ideas please leave a comment below. As always we’ll be posting episode recaps and summaries so check back often for plenty of River Monsters clips and information.
All episodes this season will be based in the Amazon, so anyone hoping for a European or American monster fish are out of luck. There are at least 6 episodes announced currently, which was about what we estimated this season would consist of. You can check out descriptions below. Episode 4 will feature the massive Piraiba Catfish, they only mention the “Lau Lau” in the description but I know that in the Amazon that means a Piraiba.
Episode 1 – “Amazon Apocalypse” — April 6th 9pm ET/PT. The 2 hour Season 6 premiere will investigate one of the Amazon’s largest maritime disasters, the sinking of the Sobra Santos. Eye witnesses and surviving passengers will retell their story of the event. An estimated 200 passengers lost their lives in this tragic disaster. They blame something in the water for many of the deaths and Jeremy Wade wants to figure out what could have possibly caused it.
Episode 2 – “Jungle Terminator” — April 13 at 9pm ET/PT. Three mysterious deaths in three countries lead Wade on an adventure where he must team up with a remote and secretive tribe that has a unique and death-defying way of catching these culprits.
Episode 3 – “River of Blood” — April 20 at 9pm ET/PT. A brutal underwater mutilation of a young man leads Wade to a face-to-face confrontation with one of South America’s greatest freshwater fighting fish that slashes and stalks its prey while living in one of Argentina’s most dangerous waterways.
Episode 4 – “Man Eating Monster” — April 27 at 9pm ET/PT. Locals call it the lau-lau (Piraiba Catfish), a creature so huge it’s said to swallow men whole, and Wade sets his sight on a specimen that is colossal in size and strength.
Episode 5 – “Bone Crusher” — TBA date. When Brazilian locals uncover a corpse with highly unusual injuries and then an increase in missing persons cases are reported, Jeremy Wade must confront one of his greatest fears to solve the mystery.
Episode 6 – “Body Snatcher” — TBA date. In the remote rivers of Guyana, Wade is on the hunt for a potential news species and newest candidate for largest freshwater fish in the world – a legendary predator freshwater mermaid or siren that could be real.