From a media release:
CraveTV and Wayne announced today that production has begun on Season 3 of its most-watched, Canadian Screen Award-nominated series, LETTERKENNY. Created by and starring Jared Keeso, the half-hour “refreshing and intoxicating” small town comedy is produced by New Metric Media in partnership with DHX Media, and shoots on location in and around Sudbury, ON.
Set to launch later this year, the newest LETTERKENNY six-pack promises to be nicely chilled as The Hicks, The Skids, and The Hockey Players mix-it-up in the dead of winter. Season 3 comes complete with snowmobiling, ice fishing, and dealing with a bunch of degenerates from up country. Sarah Gadon (Maps to the Stars) guest stars this season as new lady Skid, Gae. Additional LETTERKENNY casting will be announced in the coming weeks.
As previously announced, CraveTV is dropping an all-new, soon- to-be-iconic St. Patrick’s Day episode on Friday, March 17. In case ya missed it, here’s a tease of the hicks after they return from an epic all-nighter in the episode.
LETTERKENNY revolves around the dustups Wayne (Keeso) and his buds get into with their small-town Ontario rivals. The Hicks, The Skids, and The Hockey Players get at each other about the most mundane things, often ending with someone getting their ass kicked. Wayne, his best bud Daryl (Nathan Dales, Goon: Last of the Enforcers), Wayne’s free-spirited younger sister Katy (Michelle Mylett, FOUR IN THE MORNING), and Wayne’s buddy, Dan (K Trevor Wilson, JEFF ROSS PRESENTS: ROAST BATTLE) are all Hicks. CSA-nominated Daniel Petronijevic (19-2) returns as Hick McMurray. Dylan Playfair (HATERS BACK OFF) and Andrew Herr (Mr Hockey: The Gordie Howe Story) reprise their roles as Hockey Players “Jonesy” and “Reilly”. Tyler Johnston (MOTIVE) and Evan Stern (RoboCop) return as Skids Stewart and Roald. Lisa Codrington (COPPER) returns as bartender, Gail, and Jacob Tierney (The Trotsky) as the Christian leader Glen.
Season 2 of LETTERKENNY launched Christmas Day as the most-watched title on the streaming service, eclipsing its own Season 1 for record viewers. Season 1 of the smash-hit original CraveTV comedy was nominated for eight Canadian Screen Awards, including Best Comedy Series and Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Comedic Role for Jared Keeso. Seasons 1 and 2 are currently streaming on CraveTV and Season 1 is also available on iTunes and Google Play.
LETTERKENNY is produced by New Metric Media (What Would Sal Do?), in partnership with DHX Media in association with Bell Media, with the participation of Canadian Media Fund, OMDC Tax Credits and the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit and the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund. Jacob Tierney is executive producer, director, and co-writer. Patrick O’Sullivan and Mark Montefiore are executive producers for New Metric Media.
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