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'Meat Eater Season 8': Release date, plot, cast, trailer, news, and all you need to know about the hunting reality show

First aired in January 2012, the show has successfully completed seven seasons, covering interesting hunting expeditions across exotic destinations.

Game hunting is not everyone’s cup of tea. But for those intrigued by the thrill of the sport will find ‘Meat Eater’ just their kind of show. Not to be confused with survival shows, ‘Meat Eater’ is more about the technique and art of hunting. The non-fiction television series takes you on an adventurous journey of the best hunting destinations in the United States, each famous for its game.

Release date:

Season 8 of 'Meat Eater' is all set to premiere on October 18, 2019 on Netflix.


Meat Eater official poster: (IMDb)

True to its name, ‘Meat Eater’ is a hunting show at its core. But unlike other hunting shows, it does not simply revolve around chasing the game but rather deals with the sport itself. If you enjoy hunting or simply watching hunting shows, then you will find ‘Meat Eater’ beyond the mechanics of the activity. Steven Rinella shines with his high adventurous spirit and exceptional culinary knowledge. As such, the show also covers the interests of those who are more gastronomically inclined than hunting itself. Although the name of the show suggests ‘meat’, the hunting adventures cover everything from bird hunting, to fishing and big games. Throughout the last few seasons, Steven takes the viewers through the wilderness of Colorado, Wisconsin, Montan, Wyoming, Alaska, New Mexico, et al, and even outside the borders, to Guyana, Bolivia, and more such countries popular for game hunting. Apart from the actual hunting montages, the show is packed with interesting techniques and tips on weapons, hunting season, prepping, and also, cooking the harvest.

Cooking from the hunting harvest (IMDb)

Season seven ended with a hearty meal spread with Steven running us through a masterclass on how to prepare the best game dishes using turkey, trout, dove, and venison. We are yet to see what season eight will bring to the table.


Steven Rinella on Meat Eater (IMDb)

‘Meat Eater’ is spearheaded by Steven Rinella, who features as the host. He is also recognized as an author and travel writer and has penned several books on hunting, one of which is the show’s namesake. Passionate about fishing, hunting, and outdoor adventures, Steven’s writing has also been featured in 'New York Times', 'Men’s Journal', 'Peterson’s Hunting', 'Glamour', 'O the Oprah Magazine', the 'New Yorker', 'American Hunter', and 'Field and Stream.' Rinella is also recognized for his hunting and adventure podcasts like 'Wired to Hunt', 'The Hunting Collective', and fly-fishing podcast 'Anchored with April Vokey.'


The show is produced by Zero Point Zero Production, with executive producers Chris Collins and Lydia Tenaglia. Despite being the brain behind and the only on-screen face of the show, Steven gives all the credit of his cast to the ones behind the camera. In an interview, Rinella pointed out, “What the show looks like and feels like isn’t just me.” The show’s director, Nick Brigden and director of photography, Mo Fallon, are known for their work on Anthony Bourdain’s ‘No Reservations’ and ‘Parts Unknown.'


Taking the show mainstream and more tangible, Steven Rinella launched MeatEater Inc. an outdoor-lifestyle company in 2018. Prior to the release of the show’s eighth season, Chernin Group acquired majority stakes in the startup, with an initial capital investment of $50 million.


Here’s a peek at the upcoming season.


Where to watch

The show will air exclusively on Netflix from October 18, with all 16 episodes running back to back.

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