‘River Monsters’ Episode Guide (April 14): Six Men Disappear in the Remote Northern Australia Waters

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‘River Monsters’ Episode Guide (April 14): Six Men Disappear in the Remote Northern Australia Waters

“Death Down Under” (04/14/16) – Jeremy travels to the scene of an ocean aircraft crash in Australia that left a group of Aboriginal elders brutally murdered almost without a trace.

He embarks on one of his toughest investigations ever, taking on some of the deadliest animals on the planet in order to track down this elusive killer.

Freshwater detective, biologist and extreme angler Jeremy Wade has spent three decades traveling the world’s waterways in search of man-eaters that lurk beneath the surface of rivers and lakes in some of the most inhospitable locations in the world. Now, Jeremy will use his unparalleled knowledge to dive into a realm that is totally unknown to him and “River Monsters” viewers – the vastness of the planet’s oceans.

On Thursday, April 7 at 9 PM (ET/PT), Animal Planet’s #1 series, “River Monsters,” returns for an eighth season devoted entirely to legends and myths of beasts that dwell in the mysteries of the ocean. Immediately following the premiere episode, Animal Planet executive producer Lisa Lucas gets rare, personal insight into the man behind “River Monsters,” when she sits down with Jeremy in the “River Monsters Aftershow,” featuring exclusive content, a peek into Jeremy’s life at home in England and behind-the-scenes stories from Animal Planet’s most popular series.

Season eight sends Jeremy on epic adventures to investigate what creatures are responsible for deadly attacks involving underwater predators and unsolved disappearances. In the season premiere, “Deep Sea Demon,” Jeremy tackles the legend behind one of the most enduring sea monsters in history – the sea serpent. This investigation leads Jeremy on a journey from the English Channel to Thailand and France, culminating in one of the most incredible encounters of his life. Later in the season, Jeremy travels to exotic locations including Peru, Australia, Mexico and the Bahamas in search of deep sea killers.

“It’s been 30 years since I caught my first river monster and in that moment, my interest in underwater creatures became an obsession,” explains Wade. “This season, I’m completely out of my comfort zone and not only relying on my expertise, but also my wildest imagination as I investigate unworldly accounts of myths and legends that inhabit our oceans. Needless to say, I’m eager to jump into the briny deep and come face to face with an entirely new set of aquatic monsters that I’ve never encountered before.”

“River Monsters” is a co-production of Icon Films and Animal Planet. Harry Marshall, Laura Marshall and Nicholas White are the executive producers for Icon Films, and Andie Clare is the series producer. For Animal Planet, Lisa Lucas is the executive producer, and Patrick Keegan is the producer. “River Monsters” was developed and created by Animal Planet’s Charlie Foley.

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