Captains Sig Hansen, Johnathan Hillstrand and Andy Hillstrand have worked out their differences with Discovery and will return to "Deadliest Catch" ... TMZ has learned.
The Hillstrands had previously quit the show after a lawsuit between the brothers and Discovery over an unfinished TV special -- Hansen quit as a sign of solidarity.
Through a rep, the trio tells TMZ, "We're happy we worked everything out with Discovery. A deal's a deal. We're heading up to Dutch Harbor to start filming the new season of 'Deadliest Catch' and hopefully it will be the best one yet."
UPDATE: We're told the unfinished TV special in question -- "Hillstranded" -- will be completed, per the captain's agreement with the Discovery Channel.