Just like Outsider, “Deadliest Catch” star Captain Sig Hansen is excited to relive his voyages now that the show is streaming on Discovery+. In an exclusive interview, Hansen revealed that he plans to spend some of his downtime watching a little television.
For Hansen, it’s been amazing watching how the cast has changed over the years, including himself. The sea captain has been on every season of the show. “Deadliest Catch” is going into its 17th season on the air. Over the years, Hansen has enjoyed the various interactions with fans of the show.
“I just returned home. In fact, my daughter’s here today. So I just got signed up [for Discovery+]. I’m flabbergasted, I’m amazed,” Hansen told Outsider. “Because it’s got Season one thru 17, everything we’ve ever done. And what I’ve enjoyed learning through this whole journey is you got fans from 8-years-old to 80. Man, woman, child. It’s amazing, the demographic. It hits everyone it seems like. A lot of people watch it together as a family. But now, they can enjoy it from the beginning if they want to. And for me, I can’t wait to start experimenting with that and just see how the guys have changed.”
Sig Hansen on ‘Deadliest Catch’
Captain Sig Hansen quite literally lives and breathes the “Deadliest Catch.”
After all, he’s the one out there with his crew in the hostile seas. They call Alaskan crab fishing one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. And Hansen has had his share of run-ins and close-calls in the past. The job also takes him away from home for months at a time. Hansen revealed that they start filming a season in October, which lasts until January or February.
“For me, it’s a little different because I was there,” Hansen continued. “I was lucky to get done early now. But typically by the time we get home, you’re getting ready for the next summer season. Then the show starts airing on April 20. You relive all the hell you went through in the spring. You get to relive all of that.”
For Hansen, “Deadliest Catch” is a personal record of all his success and failures out on the sea. He relives the many months away from home, now televised for millions to watch. Watching the show has become much of a ritual as filming it.
“Deadliest Catch” premieres Tuesday, April 20 at 8 p.m. on Discovery and is streaming now on Discovery+.