Shortly after announcing their departure from the hit Discovery Channel docuseries “Deadliest Catch,” captains Sig Hansen and Johnathan and Andy Hillstrand have returned to work the televised waters that made them famous. The question is why?
“Emotionally, it was hell,” the Time Bandit’s Johnathan told Entertainment Weekly of the circumstances that led to their walk off. “We didn’t want to be sued. We didn’t want all the fans hating Discovery.”
What the men wanted was something their fame and contractual obligations wouldn’t allow — a chance to get back to basics.
“We just want our lives back, sort of,” Johnathan explained. "But it’s a little too late for that. So we’re sticking around. We are glad to be back and we’re glad that everyone is happier.”