From a media release:
Production has begun on season two of Breakthrough Entertainment’s hit kids’ live-action comedy series Max & Shred announced Joan Lambur, Executive Vice-President, Family Entertainment 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. In addition to YTV and Nick, Max & Shred 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 series’ second season.
The internationally successful buddy comedy chronicles the hilarious and unlikely friendship between Max Asher played by Jonny Gray, (Annedroids, Paranormal Witness 3), a celebrity snowboarder, and Alvin “Shred” Ackerman played by Jake Goodman (Life with Boys, Saving Hope), a science whiz-kid, who become roommates and instant “bros” when Max moves to Colorado to train for the Winter Cup. The show centres on the boys’ odd couple relationship as they help and hinder each other through the trials of teenage life. Returning also for a second season are Emilia McCarthy (Zapped, Hemlock Grove) as Alvin’s driven older sister Abby, and Saara Chaudry (DeGrassi, Isabelle Dances into the Spotlight) as Howie, Alvin’s super smart eight-year-old protégé.
Max & Shred is executive produced by George Doty IV, whose extensive writing credits include the hit Nickelodeon live-action series iCarly, Victorious, and the beloved buddy-comedy Drake & Josh. Doty also served as story editor on the iconic animated series Scooby Doo. Additional executive producers for Max & Shred include Breakthrough Entertainment’s Joan Lambur, Ira Levy, Peter Williamson, Nat Abraham and Michael McGuigan. YTV executives are Jocelyn Hamilton, Vice President, Programming and Jaime Piekarz, Director, Content, Corus Kids. Nickelodeon Executives are Bronwen O’Keefe, Senior Vice President, Content Strategy and Zuri Rice, Vice President, Development and Production, East Coast.