For months now, Duane Chapman, who we know as Dog The Bounty Hunter, has been promoting his upcoming show Dog Unleashed!
The first trailer for the show was released in September 2020 and revealed it would air on a streaming service “led by former WME executive Ivo Fischer,” called Unleashed.
— Unleashed Streaming Network (@Unleashed_US) January 9, 2021
The trailer featured appearances by Chapman and his team, including his fiancée Francie Frane and family members, Lyssa, Bonnie Chapman, and Leland.
In December 2020, the show had to halt production due to COVID-19. The bounty hunter released the following statement:
“Arresting someone right now is a major health risk to our team, and our crew. With the new Vaccines arriving now, we hope to get back to filming very soon. My team and I apologize for the delay but stay tuned, #DogUnleashed is coming! Love you all !!”
Even still, fans were promised an April release date for Dog Unleashed!
But now, three months after the delay in production, Unleashed Streaming Network has cancelled Dog’s show before it even aired an episode.
“It is with a heavy heart that we must announce the decision to cancel the production of ‘Dog Unleashed’ on our much anticipated streaming platform Unleashed Entertainment,” the streaming platform said in a statement on Twitter.
They continued, “We greatly respect the incredible work of Duane Chapman (AKA Dog the Bounty Hunter) tracking down and bringing fugitives to justice. Unfortunately, Unleashed Entertainment received reports of actions taken by Mr. Chapman during the show’s production that breach our contractual agreements.”
The statement said they conducted an investigation of audio and video material. which led to their decision. They gave Dog a chance to be part of the investigation, but he declined.
Chapman has yet to comment on the show’s cancellation.
See the network’s full statement below.