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'Whale Wars' Spin-off Coming to Animal Planet

by Chris Harnick, posted Jul 25th 2011 2:50PM
Whale WarsWhile the team on 'Whale Wars' completed their mission to convince Japan to suspend its controversial whaling operations, their work is still not done.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Captain Paul Watson and Peter Hammerstedt will star in a new spin-off tentatively titled 'The Faroe Islands Project.'

In the new series, the Sea Shepherds head to the Faroe Islands, halfway between the UK and Iceland. There, they will launch a land, sea and air campaign in an effort to stop "The Grind," an annual hunt for pilot whales that kills about 1,000 whales per year.

Shooting for the new series begins in July. No air date or episode count has been set.

Japan is rumored to be mulling a return to its whaling practices and EW reports Animal Planet is prepared to order a fifth season of 'Whale Wars' in response. Season 4 is currently airing on the network.

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What not just call it "adventures of an eco-terrorist" ....

July 25 2011 at 10:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Whale wars? Oprah vs. Rosie O'Donnell?

July 25 2011 at 3:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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