River Monsters is a British-American wildlife documentary series written for television and produced for the channel Animal Planet. The show is hosted by British author and angling expert Jeremy Wade, who travels all over the world to find, catch, study and release the most dangerous freshwater marine animals. Often the start of a journey is a local story about someone being attacked by an elusive water creature, which Wade then goes to explore based on clues and eyewitness reports. Over the years River Monsters has grown into one of the most popular and most-watched shows on Animal Planet channels around the world. It also became one of the most successful shows in the history of Discovery Channel. ?