Shark Week‘s first-ever scripted, feature-length film, Capsized: Blood in the Water, airs Wednesday, July 31 at 9pm ET/PT on the Discovery Channel.
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‘Capsized: Blood in the Water’ Preview
The premiere of Capsized: Blood in the Water is momentous for Discovery Channel since it is a Shark Week first to include an original, full-length scripted movie in its programming (the television event usually draws its audience in with documentary and reality-style specials). To further encourage the movie’s success, there are several great actors starring in it, including Josh Duhamel, Tyler Blackburn, Rebekah Graf, Beau Garrett, and Josh Close.
Discovery Channel’s official synopsis for the film reads “Based on the harrowing true story of an October 1982 shark encounters. After a yacht bound for Florida capsizes during an unexpected storm, its crew is left to drift for days in the chilling waters of the Atlantic where they become prey to a group of tiger sharks. With the hope of rescue dwindling, the crew must do everything in their power to survive as the sharks continue to hunt them.”
Ahead of the premiere, TV Insider spoke to some of the movie’s stars, as well as Howard Swartz, Discovery’s senior vice president of production and development. Swartz emphasized that the movie does not depict sharks as demonic movie monsters, saying “One thing we’ve done really well over 30 years is celebrate sharks and try to get away from the perception of them as these mindless killing machines.” Duhamel, who leads as captain John Lippoth, spoke about Lippoth’s true story and experience: “They were lost at sea with no food, no water, in the blazing sun and then freezing at night… they were barely hanging on.”
The movie was filmed in the Dominican Republic, in Pinewood Studios’ 2.7-million gallon water tank.
Capsized: Blood in the Water is just one of the programs airing on Discovery Channel during Shark Week 2019, which runs from July 28 through August 4. Before Capsized: Blood in the Water premieres at 9pm ET/PT, Extinct or Alive: The Lost Shark, about the supposedly extinct Pondicherry shark, will air at 8pm ET/PT. For more information about their schedule, click here.
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