Fans of “Mountain Monsters” will be cheering for this news from Destination America today: The show, one of the most popular for the network, will be returning for an all-new Season Five in Spring 2017. The Season Four Finale of the show, which aired on April 16, 2016, ranks as Destination America’s #1 telecast ever among HH, P2+, and M25-54 in L+3 delivery. But, there have still been a lot of questions about a new season–would it or wouldn’t it return?
Unable to find out any info, many fans of the show have feared the worst. After all, the team was not in the best possible shape when last we saw them. In fact, “Mountain Monsters” wrapped up the latest saga in AIMS’ ongoing search for Bigfoot with the team’s fearless leader, Trapper, coaching from the sidelines. But, fans have rallied around Trapper during his recovery from illness and cheered on the rest of the team–Buck, Huckleberry, Wild Bill, Jeff, and Willy–as they continued on their quest … and discovered a new foe in the foothills.
Fans will recall that AIMS was shadowed by a rogue rival team that closed in on their investigations but had not yet been identified, culminating in a cliffhanger finale with a mysterious attempt to make contact. That was no way to leave the show hanging, for sure, but many fans were worried it could happen. After all, it would not be the first time in TV history that a series ended without a satisfying wrap-up for fans.
However, Destination America announced today that “Mountain Monsters” has been greenlit for Season Five, slated to premiere in Spring 2017. What’s more, production begins this month on the monster hit that follows this band of hardcore hunters and trappers, known as the Appalachian Investigators of Mysterious Sightings (AIMS), as they try to prove that Bigfoot exists in hill country. Does it? We don’t know, but we certainly enjoy watching the AIMS team try to prove it. Jane Latman, general manager of Destination America, commented on the return of the show, as well as the show’s many fans:
“MOUNTAIN MONSTERS fans are about as loyal as they come, second only to the AIMS team and their unwavering dedication to finding Bigfoot. We hear from devoted viewers every single day wanting to know when they’ll get to see more of their favorite monster hunters, and we’re excited to announce that the wait is almost over.”
Nowhere does the mystery of Bigfoot’s existence run deeper than in Appalachia where, over the last 10 years alone, AIMS has uncovered evidence that more than a dozen different Bigfoot clans may call the mountain region home. In the new season, they’ll investigate new reports of Bigfoot sightings to track and attempt to trap these mysterious creatures.
“Mountain Monsters” is produced by American Chainsaws for Destination America with Colt Straub, Duke Straub, Royal Malloy, Russell Geyser and Jay Bluemke as executive producers. For Destination America, Cathy Garland is executive producer, Jane Latman is general manager, and Henry Schleiff is group president of Investigation Discovery, Destination America, and American Heroes Channel.
Stay tuned for updates on the new season of “Mountain Monsters,” and read more about previous episodes, right here on TVRuckus!
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