Animal Planet has ordered a spinoff of one of its hit series, with a controversial group to be the show’s focal point, reports EW.com’s Inside TV blog.
The show is a spinoff of "Whale Wars," and it will continue that show’s mission of tracking whaling prevention tactics, with the focus again on the group Sea Shepherd, the story reports.
With the tentative title "The Faroe Islands Project," the show will feature members of Sea Shepherd, including Capt. Paul Watson and Peter Hammarstedt, as they sail for the Danish Protectorate of the Faroe Islands to monitor an annual pilot whale hunt, the story says.
Taping will begin in July, although no air date has been set.
Animal Planet is also ready to order a fifth season of "Whale Wars" amid reports that the Japanese might resume whaling. The country suspended its whaling operations in February amid international criticism — including the efforts of Sea Shepherd that have been chronicled on “Whale Wars.”