via press release:
HISTORY PREMIERES AN ALL NEW SEASON OF THE HIT SERIES
SERIES PREMIERES MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2 AT 9PM ET/PT
New York, NY – January 12, 2014 – Louisiana Alligator hunting season roars into action once again, and this time our beloved swampers are racing to find the single biggest gator on the swamp. The new season of SWAMP PEOPLE returns to HISTORY, premiering Monday, February 2 at 9PM ET/PT.
The Swampers are back with a big incentive to hunt down the biggest beasts: a local gator buyer is offering a $10,000 bounty to the team who brings in the longest gator. That means hunters will need to push themselves to the limit to reel in the big ones if they want to win the prize… and those ever-important bragging rights. The contest sparks some good-natured trash-talking around the swamp, bringing the hunters together in the spirit of competition. Troy Landry is hunting at a furious pace, hell-bent on remaining the reigning King of the Swamp, but he’ll also reunite with his old hunting partner Liz Cavalier to hunt together . Junior and wife Teresa have adopted an orphaned otter named Oscar, whom they’re raising at home until he’s ready to release back into the swamp. Glenn Guist takes it upon himself to teach Liz’s two sons some of his swamp secrets, like how to catch fish with homemade jug lines. As always, the swampers are out to catch some of their nemesis gators with names like Pirate of the Bayou, Twister and Hercules.
SWAMP PEOPLE is produced by Original Media for HISTORY. Executive Producers are Daniel Laikind and Adam Briles. Executive Producer for HISTORY is Wendy Greene.
SWAMP PEOPLE is the story of the American spirit, of the lost art of doing things the right way and of the unyielding desire to preserve a dying way of life from the encroaching modern world. Deep in southern Louisiana, there are nearly one million acres of flooded forest, marshland and bayous – the Atchafalaya Swamp – which is unlike any place else in the United States. It’s a hidden world, a place where nature still rules – one of the least-known territories in the United States. But a hardy breed of “Swamp People” know the secrets of this dangerous mysterious territory. Most are Cajun descendants of French-speaking settlers who came from Canada in the 1700s – and their way of life has been fundamentally the same for generations. They are America’s forgotten pioneers.