Are you ready for Season 8 of Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks? This is a show about real-life Blue Fin Tuna fishermen. Filmed in the northeast, outside of Gloucester, Massachusetts, this is a show filled with surprises, competition, and adventure. The captains are determined that their boat will get the prized fish. What do we know about the upcoming Season 8?
Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks Season 8 Details
The first Season 8 episode premiered on Sunday, July 18. The first episode is 90-minutes long. It is entitled “Danger Lurks.” The fleet of North Carolina captains is fishing in the Graveyard of the Atlantic. Don’t worry if you missed that episode. The network is repeating it all week. What is this new season all about?
According to the sneak peek on Twitter, Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks Season 8 will be featuring an “all southern fleet.” They will all be trying to out-fish each other. Moreover. they need to be successful no matter what dangers Mother Nature dishes out.
In addition, they are going into deeper waters. This means more surprises and danger. The stakes are high. Are the crews up for this sort of challenge?
Are you ready for another season of the most extreme fishing show?
The boys are back, baby! This season of #WickedTuna: Outer Banks features an all southern fleet trying to outfish each other and outwit mother nature. Tune in tonight starting at 7:30/6:30c on National Geographic. pic.twitter.com/ChEd9KNaQH
— Wicked Tuna (@WickedTuna) July 18, 2021
Will Captain Bobby Earl Be Back?
Fans of Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks may remember that Season 7 ended with Captain Robert “Bobby” Earl watched his boat, Reel ‘E Bugging, go down in flames. Fans already love the redemption story of the Queens, New York native. His story is about transformation and survival.
Back in 2008, Earl worked on Wall Street. However, the markets crashed. According to Hollywood Soapbox, he then reinvented his life. He was now a commercial fisherman. He first started tuna fishing 25 years ago, but now made it his career.
In addition, he was not an ordinary fisherman. Unlike the others on the fleet, he does not use a greenstick when fishing for tuna.
Bobby is back for Season 8 with a new boat. He shared that the fishing was “incredible.” However, he described the weather as “terrible.” He revealed that this season is the worst in 12 years. This promises to be a lot of exciting fishing!
Hey, NGTV, welcome to our c̶r̶i̶b̶ boat! Take a tour of the Hog Wild with its captain, Jimmie Horning. The new season of #WickedTuna: Outer Banks starts Sunday at 7:30/6:30c on National Geographic. pic.twitter.com/fx5Si9Dd3A
— Wicked Tuna (@WickedTuna) July 16, 2021
Fans Want To Know If Wicked Tuna Is Real?
One question that skeptics ask is whether or not Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks is real or if it is staged. These are not Hollywood stars. They are real-life fishermen who are battling it out to find the elusive Blue Fin Tuna. While fishing, the cast is going through real-life struggles. Their language may seem rehearsed, but these are not actors. They are regular guys in front of cameras 24/7.
Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks Season 8 airs on Sunday evenings, at 7:30 p.m. Eastern, on The National Geographic Channel. Miss any of the first seven seasons? Then go to Disney+ and catch up with all of the Wicked Tuna adventures.