Deadliest Catch Captain Sig Hansen journeys to Norway for New Spin-off, The Viking Returns

Captain Sig Hansen

Captain Sig Hansen is returning to his roots.

The Deadliest Catch star will steer his spin-off series, Deadliest Catch: The Viking Returns, set to dock at Discovery Channel this fall.

The series will follow the fan-favorite captain of fishing boat FV Northwestern as he and his daughter (and co-captain) Mandy return to their ancestral home in Norway with ambitions of building a fishing empire greater “than their forefathers could ever have imagined,” consistent with the logline.

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It isn’t all smooth sailing, though: As Mandy struggles to start her own family, “beginning anew within the land of their ancestors becomes an unexpected journey to rediscover their heritage and cement the legacy they’ll pass down to the next generation of fishermen,” the logline continues. That much is evidenced within the first trailer shared Wednesday by Discovery.


“We didn’t come here to trade one location for an additional,” Mandy says within the trailer. “We came here to create something bigger.”

The high tides and high stakes at the forefront of Deadliest Catch once more present themselves in the dramatic first look at the spin-off. “This isn’t about money,” Sig adds. “This is about family.”

The new trailer comes as Deadliest Catch- The Viking Returns is amidst its 18th season, which sees Sig and Co. traversing the high seas during crab season.

At this pointthere is a new future FV Northwestern crew member, as Mandy welcomes a baby daughter (named Sailor). Despite a growing family and health scare in 2019, Sig previously told EW he doesn’t shall slow down anytime soon.


“I can’t stop. That is the problem,” the fisherman, now 56, said. “All folks are egomaniacs. You would like to stop, but the ego portion won’t let me stop. There is no way in hell. See what I mean? You’re torn.

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Do you recognize that song ‘Torn Between Two Lovers’? That’s kind of what is going on here. What we’d like is a shrink. We’d be happier if we could get a goddamn shrink in Dutch Harbor.”

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