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Shark Academy

Shark Academy

  • Premiered: 
    July 11, 2021
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  • Network: discovery+
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter: Talent
  • Tags: shark

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Plot Synopsis

SHARK ACADEMY is a one-hour docuseries that follows eight men and women on an intense six-week crash course in the Bahamas to secure a coveted crew spot on shark scientist Dr. Riley Elliott's next great shark diving expedition. It's an opportunity of a lifetime for these shark enthusiasts with non-traditional backgrounds to leap ahead in the competitive world of shark research, embarking on the adventure of a lifetime in hopes of making their dreams a reality. They'll be living at sea on the 100-foot dive boat The Aggressor helmed by Captain Jonathan Zietlow with crew member Andre Musgrove, while they share cramped quarters and are put to work on board the ship. Each week the recruits will endure increasingly harder tasks with bigger sharks and higher risks. In the end, Riley will choose who has what it takes to join his crew on a future expedition. The eight recruits are: Juliana (age 33; PR Consultant; Maimi); Randy (23; Marine Educator; Detroit); Cassidy (31; Fashion Account Manager; New York); Brad (35; Actor; Los Angeles); Ren (24; Environmentalist; Fiji); Sophia (24; Dive Instructor; Fort Lauderdale); Austin (27; Science Graduate; Salt Lake City); and Ryan (28; Accountant; Los Angeles). The first two episodes of SHARK ACADEMY dropped on Sunday, July 11, 2021 on discovery+, with a new episode premiering each day through Thursday, July 15. SHARK ACADEMY made its linear television debut on Sunday, July 18, 2021 at 10pm ET/PT on Discovery to close out SHARK WEEK 2021 -- but only with its premiere episode. The series made its official linear TV debut on Saturday, June 18, 2022 at 10pm ET/PT on Animal Planet, with episodes making their cable premiere each Saturday afterwards.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Double Act