From a media release:
Production has begun onÂ season two of Breakthrough Entertainmentâ€™s hit kidsâ€™ live-action comedy seriesÂ Max & ShredÂ announced Joan Lambur, Executive Vice-President, Family EntertainmentÂ for Breakthrough Entertainment, and an Executive Producer on this series.
Breakthrough will produce 13 all-new episodes of the buddy comedy which airs on YTV (Canada) and Nickelodeon channels globally.Â Â In addition to YTV and Nick,Â Max & ShredÂ has scored with kid audiences in countries worldwide, including Africa, Australia, Columbia, Italy, Portugal, Russia and the U.K., all of whom are primed for the seriesâ€™ second season.
The internationally successful buddy comedy chronicles the hilarious and unlikely friendship between Max Asher played by Jonny Gray, (Annedroids,Â Paranormal Witness 3), a celebrity snowboarder, and Alvin â€œShredâ€ Ackerman played by Jake Goodman (Life with Boys,Â Saving Hope), a science whiz-kid, who become roommates and instant â€œbrosâ€ when Max moves to Colorado to train for the Winter Cup.Â Â The show centres on the boysâ€™ odd couple relationship as they help and hinder each other through the trials of teenage life.Â Â Returning also for a second season are Emilia McCarthy (Zapped,Â Hemlock Grove) as Alvinâ€™s driven older sister Abby, and Saara Chaudry (DeGrassi,Â Isabelle Dances into the Spotlight) as Howie, Alvinâ€™s super smart eight-year-old protÃ©gÃ©.
Max & ShredÂ is executive produced by George Doty IV,Â whose extensive writing credits include the hitÂ Nickelodeon live-action seriesÂ iCarly, Victorious,Â and the beloved buddy-comedyÂ Drake & Josh.Â Doty also served as story editor on the iconic animated seriesÂ Scooby Doo.Â Additional executive producers forÂ Max & ShredÂ include Breakthrough Entertainmentâ€™s Joan Lambur, Ira Levy, Peter Williamson, Nat Abraham and Michael McGuigan.Â YTV executivesÂ areÂ Jocelyn Hamilton, Vice President, Programming andÂ Jaime Piekarz, Director, Content, Corus Kids.Â Nickelodeon Executives areÂ Bronwen Oâ€™Keefe, Senior Vice President, Content Strategy and Zuri Rice, Vice President,Â Development and Production, East Coast.