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New 'Dog's Most Wanted' Trailer Shows Beth Chapman's Struggles with Cancer Amid a Bounty Hunt

Junie Sihlangu
Jul 23, 2019
09:53 A.M.
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On Monday, the WGN America network revealed the premiere date for the new bounty hunting series, Dog's Most Wanted. The preview showed that one of the main stars, who’s since passed on, spoke candidly about her cancer battle.

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Duane "Dog" Chapman, 66, and his late wife Beth Chapman, 51, will feature on Dog's Most Wanted. A new trailer also revealed the official premiere date for the show.

The new show’s trailer showed a preview of Beth speaking openly about her stage 4 throat and lung cancer battle. In the short clip, the late reality star admitted that she was “going to die,” but vowed to do so in her “boots.”

Duane and Beth Chapman praying together on the promo trailer of Dog's Most Wanted | Photo: YouTube/WGN America

Duane and Beth Chapman praying together on the promo trailer of Dog's Most Wanted | Photo: YouTube/WGN America

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BETH'S CONTINUED FIGHT AGAINST CANCER

Despite being gravely ill, the clip revealed how Beth hunted the most wanted fugitives aggressively with her husband. One scene shows the family and their team bowing their heads and praying together before a hunt.

Sadly, due to complications from the disease, the reality star passed away on June 26. In a statement, Duane spoke about his wife’s legacy in starring in the new show.

Beth Chapman speaking candidly about the possibility of dying from cancer on the promo trailer of Dog's Most Wanted | Photo: YouTube/WGN America

Beth Chapman speaking candidly about the possibility of dying from cancer on the promo trailer of Dog's Most Wanted | Photo: YouTube/WGN America

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DUANE SPEAKS ABOUT HIS WIFE'S LEGACY

He said:

“My wife is, was, and always will be the heart and soul of Dog’s Most Wanted. Beth wanted nothing more than for the show to go on, and I am so proud of the legacy that she left behind.”

The widower further explained how Beth had “lived and died” for the new show.” He added that she would have been “proud of how hard we worked bringing these criminals to justice.”

Beth Chapman hunting fugitives on the promo trailer of Dog's Most Wanted | Photo: YouTube/WGN America

Beth Chapman hunting fugitives on the promo trailer of Dog's Most Wanted | Photo: YouTube/WGN America

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NETWORK'S PRESIDENT SHARES ABOUT THE SHOW

Gavin Harvey, the President of WGN America, also released a statement about the upcoming series. He stated: “WGN America is excited to share Dog’s and Beth’s latest and most exhilarating hunt with the world.”

Addressing the aim of the show he noted how the Chapmans were loved “by millions of fans” who adored their continued “pursuit of justice and loyalty to each other and their family.” Harvey concluded by hinting that the series would “capture all of this.”

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PREMIERE DATE AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS

The premiere date for the new show was set for September 4 at 9 p.m. ET on WGN America. The Chapmans will hunt fugitives with "The Dirty Dozen," a group of fellow bounty hunters.

The series was produced by Dorsey Pictures, a Red Arrow Studios company, along with Entertainment by Bonnie and Clyde, which the Chapman couple are executive producers for. Chris Dorsey and Matt Assmus worked as executive producers for Dorsey Pictures.

DOG HONORS WIFE FOR HER ROLE ON THE SHOW

Ahead of WGN America revealing the premiere date for Dog’s Most Wanted, Duane took to Twitter over the weekend to share a behind-the-scenes promo photo with his wife. The image showed the husband and wife team posing together in front of the cameras.

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