Navy 'Pirate Hunters' docu-series greenlit by Spike TV

A new Spike TV pilot will document the U.S. Navy’s efforts to combat pirates — like those making news in the five-day standoff that culminated in Sunday’s rescue of American sea captain Richard Phillips — Variety reports. Pirate Hunters: USN, from 44 Blue Prods. (The True Story of Black Hawk Down), will focus on anti-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden, where Phillips was taken captive by a band of Somalians. The producers will have cameras aboard warships the USS Boxer, which was on the scene for this week’s standoff, and the USS San Antonio.


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  • Al

    That didn’t take long.

  • Dick Stickerchinski

    “Coming soon to a theatre near you”…
    A Somali Parite Movie
    Who do you think will bite first?
    Universal? Paramount? Warner?

  • puddy fudge

    This is plain lazy. Hey Spike, why don’t you HIRE WRITERS and create TV SHOWS!!! No, let’s just follow the news cycle and make a “cops-ripoff-first-48-reality-“show.”
    It’s crazy, now everyone “gives a damn ” about Africa–only after this whole pirate “issue.” Sad.

  • budw

    I was fine with Americans and Obama until this incident. Now I am back to my old habit of hating them and hopefully someone will blow your base in Djibouti for killing the three BLACK teenagers (pirates) who had no intention of killing their hostage. I have studied game theory that Americans always play not fair and so should it be. the biggest slave on earth- Obama

  • jacob

    budw you’re such a fool; oh those poor innocent somali teenagers that switched from fishing to hunting innocent merchant vessels delivering aid to their brothers; dont pirate innocent people if you dont want to get shot; i say go seals and go obama, great work!

  • TeamZissou

    hahaha, budw.
    Those snipers weren’t killing people — they were just hunting sea monkeys. It’s not the European man’s fault Africa couldn’t evolve beyond tribal cave-man societies. Where’s the shittiest place to live on the planet? Norway? Denmark? Canada? — or course not. When Europeans decided to take the resources Africa wasn’t using, we found them living stupid, naked, diseased and in their own waste. Now, they’re mad because they want to be like us, even though we give them all sorts of things and they can’t seem to get beyond stupid, diseased, and living their own waste. Look at the ghettos of the US — are they full of white people? Are they full of Japanese? And yet, how many descendants of slaves would rather live in the shithole of Africa? They should thank their lucky stars we put up with them. I say, pave the whole worthless continent.

  • Facelessbob

    budw why take a hostage if you have no intention of killing him? i don’t agree with A LOT of things Americans do but I agree with the decision to save the hostages life at the cost of the Pirates. if they were American citizens robbing a bank they would have been shot a lot sooner regardless of color.

  • Facelessbob

    but i also think the show is odd. but hey its Spike TV they brought the world Man Answers, which had large breasted women firing large handguns in slow motion.

  • MBenson

    My son is aboard this ship. I just want to watch the show in hopes of getting a glimpse of him. I pray for the safety of all our military.

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