Welcome back! To the Atchafalaya Swamp, America’s Last Frontier. History announces Season 2 of SWAMP PEOPLE. The second season will premiere on Thursday, March 31, 9PM ET/PT.
The Season 1 series premiere of SWAMP PEOPLE set a record as History’s best-ever original series launch in all key demos with 4.2 million Total Viewers. As well, SWAMP PEOPLE was the #2 new non-fiction series in 2010 on cable among A25-54 and A18-49, behind only Historys’ very own American Pickers. Overall Season 1 of SWAMP PEOPLE averaged 3.1 million total viewers; 1.7 million Adults 25-54; 1.6 million Adults 18-49; 1.1 million Men 25-54: 1.0 million Men 18-49 M18-49; and 3.1 million total viewers.
Deep in southern Louisiana there are nearly 1 million acres of flooded forest, marshland and bayous unlike anyplace else in the United States. It’s a hidden world, a place where nature still rules – one of the least known territories in the United States. But a hardy breed of “Swamp People” knows the secrets of this dangerous mysterious territory. Most are Cajun descendants of French-speaking settlers who came from Canada in the 1700s – and their way of life has been fundamentally the same for generations. Hunting, especially alligator hunting, remains a major source of their livelihood.