New Reality Series 'American Jungle' to Premiere Sunday, November 10 on HISTORY

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October 29th, 2013

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For hunting clans on Hawaii’s Big Island, if you don’t bring home the meat, you’re not a real man. But there’s peril on the sacred trails of the…

 

AMERICAN JUNGLE

 

New HISTORY® series premieres Sunday, November 10 at 10pm ET

New York, October 29, 2013 – On the island paradise of Hawaii, thousands of acres of untamed jungle are home to wild beasts and the men who live off the land in the ancient ways of their ancestors. Generations of families have claimed, maintained and fought over their own sacred hunting trails. When the dry season comes, wild boar, goats, feral bulls and small game crisscross the island in search for water. These clans must do whatever it takes to protect their turf.

But in a land where traditions run deep and ancient spirits rule the mountains, hunting is about more than putting food on the table. It’s about respecting the family and revering the ancestors. AMERICAN JUNGLE, a new series on HISTORY, follows several tight-knit clans as they hunt the old way—with knives and spears—and battle for control of their territory. The eight-part series premieres Sunday, November 10 at 10 pm ET on HISTORY.

About the clans:

The powerful Spear Clan, descended from Hawaiian royalty, has hunted and preserved their trails for more than 150 years. The trails fell into decline and other clans saw opportunity. Their leader Scotty is determined to return the clan to its former power. Scotty turned his back on his family and traditions seven years ago and left for the mainland. Now he is back and seeking redemption.

The Rosa Clan survives entirely off of the land. Clan leader Tony was estranged for the past ten years, and has reconnected with his son Isaac, 19, to teach him the ways of his family. The clan is small, and if Isaac doesn’t learn, the family’s knowledge of the jungle will end with Tony. The Rosa’s chief rivals are the Correas. The clans began feuding nearly 40 years ago.

Pa, 67, is the leader of the Correa Clan. He descends from the legendary “Barefoot Hunter” from the island of Oahu. When Oahu became developed as a tourist destination, Pa moved the family to the Big Island and carved out his own trails. Game became the main source of food for his rapidly growing family. So keen were his hunting abilities that he brought home enough food to feed some 20 immediate family members. Now in his sunset years, he needs to make a hard decision—which of his sons will take his place.

Johnny Blaze is leader of the Blood Clan. The former college football star and his friends Eric and Kalei teamed up to learn the ways of the jungle. They are a band of outlaws who hunt all the trails in the belief that the jungle belongs to no one clan. Seldom seen by other clans, it is believed that the Bloods are mystically in Touch with the spirits of the jungle and engage in strange rituals, such as drinking the blood of their kill.

The Cowboy Clan is led by Curly, a highly skilled horseman who possesses deadly precision with a lasso. He and his trusted partner Lionel are descendents of a long line of Californian-Mexican vaqueros (cowboys). They hunt the plains on horseback and like the Bloods, they don’t respect the idea of trails being owned.

Chewy and Prophet of the Ocean Clan are born and bred locals who don’t take kindly to intruders. Their behavior and alliances are completely unpredictable, changing their tactics to suit whatever the situation calls for. Most clans would rather keep the peace than to cross them.

Because they don’t own trails and are not respected on the island, the Outsiders are not a clan, but they aspire to be one. Big Joe, born in Oklahoma, learned the ways of the jungle from the local elders. He discovered early on that hunting means asking permission of the clans who claim ancestral heritage of the trails. Mark, born on the military base outside Hilo, learned the ways of the jungle from his father before they had a falling out. The pair realized that, as outsiders, they will always be at the mercy of the powerful clans unless they make a name for themselves.

AMERICAN JUNGLE is produced for HISTORY by This is Just a Test. Aengus James and Colin King Miller are executive producer for This is Just a Test. Julian P. Hobbs is executive producer for HISTORY.

 

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  • ltrazordaddio

    More scripted, staged, faked bullspit from the channel that still has the nerve to call itself HISTORY. Hey Nancy Dubuc, change the name of your useless piece of crap channel, as it is the channels a disgrace to the word History…

  • ILiveOnThebigIsland!!

    This is soooooo fake!!!! One of my friends is on this show and he doesn’t even know how to hunt! There aren’t any fricken “clans” here!! OMG.

  • turkeyy

    Eh you! @ILiveOnTheBigIsland SHADDUUP!

  • ltrazordaddio

    … of course there’s no “clans”.. just more bullspit from the channel that still has the nerve to call itself HISTORY….

  • Sad day for Hawaii!!

    Scotty boy turned his back on his family and went to the mainland?? You mean he got sent to jail for dealing drugs!!! Spent years in jail!! Charles Lindsey is a coke head surfing bum! How did the history channel cast these guys? Oh they friends with T Jaye! Wrong choice for this show!

  • tonj

    I find the last paragraph more amusing than all the garbage above it combined. Either the network is truly and utterly oblivious to how stupid the majority of Americans find their programming to be, or they have become frighteningly arrogant from atop their piles of money. You’d have to be one or the other to claim History Channel …”connects viewers with history in an informative, immersive and entertaining manner across all platforms” and not a single one of those programs until Vikings, created this year, were scripted. YEAH RIGHT. History Channel has been staging and scripting their crap reality shows since at least 2007, hence the painful longevity of Ice Road Truckers and Ax Men.

  • ltrazordaddio

    Great post tonj… Sad Day.. a Criminal Record is a requirement for being a “Reality Show Star”.

  • Hawaiian808

    Dis show is soo funny cuz its fake

  • Mauka2Makai

    This show is awesome!!! I can’t stop laughing through the whole thing. Especially the one where they hunting at night. Almost as good as Porter Ridge on Discovery channel.

  • bigislandkonahunta

    no way brah.this is all real.we got permission from scotty to hunt his trails one time,was mean.

  • ltrazordaddio

    Is Scotty a “Primative Clansman” ???????

  • BIGISLANDGROWN

    Ive hunted with all these hunters and they are the real deal that’s why they were picked for this show!Its a reality show people thats why theres a story line to it… hello who wants to watch boring hunting if that’s the case go to national geographic or outdoor channel!!Sad day..These guys are changing there lives around and if you didn’t hear”I have a second chance”..quick to judge if you don’t know shut up!!!

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