Fans of "The Cove", prepare to be taken undercover yet again with Animal Planet's new miniseries, "Blood Dolphins".

Picking up where the Academy Award-winning documentary left off, "Blood Dolphins" follows activist Ric O’Barry and his son, Lincoln, as they work to expose the plight of dolphins worldwide.

“Dolphins are highly intelligent, self-aware, complex creatures that should swim free without the threat of slaughter or captivity,” said Ric O’Barry. “Dolphins’ primary sense is sonar sound, and living within small confines causes sensory deprivation and distress, while also extremely limiting their range of space. The most important thing I can do … that my son can do … is show the world through projects like 'Blood Dolphins' just how threatened dolphins are so we can all do something about it.”

The miniseries, which premieres on Aug. 27, takes viewers back to Taiji, Japan — site of the original deadly "Cove" — as well as to the Solomon Islands.

“Ric and Lincoln have been at the forefront of trying to stop the senseless slaughter and brutal treatment of dolphins. Unfortunately, there is far too much work left to be done and many more places to go to expose these terrible practices,” says Marjorie Kaplan, president and general manager of Animal Planet.

On the Sunday following the "Blood Dolphins" premiere, viewers will also get to see the basic cable premiere of "The Cove" on Aug. 29 at 9 p.m.

“By bringing our viewers the premiere of 'The Cove' and this groundbreaking miniseries, we’re shining a light on the cruelty inflicted on these magnificent, wild creatures all over the world,” added Kaplan.

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