From a media release:
âˆ’ All six episodes to debut at once, exclusively on CraveTV â€“
âˆ’ World premiere of LETTERKENNY to screen at Canadian International Television Festival (CITF) November 20 âˆ’
âˆ’ LETTERKENNY to premiere Spring 2016 on The Comedy Network âˆ’
It reallyÂ isÂ a great day for hay. CraveTVTMÂ announced today that its original comedy seriesÂ everyoneâ€™s been yappingâ€™ about,Â LETTERKENNY, will begin streaming onÂ Sunday, Feb. 7, otherwise known as Super Bowl Sunday (pretty huge day for TV bud, so watch â€˜em all before kickoff). Commissioned by CraveTV, in partnership with The Comedy Network, the entire six-part, half-hour series launches exclusively on CraveTVÂ Â a couplâ€™a weeks after the premium TV streaming serviceÂ goes direct to consumersÂ in January 2016, and will be followed by its specialty debut on Comedy in Spring 2016.
Created by hotshotÂ Jared KeesoÂ of Bravoâ€™s hit original dramaÂ 19-2,Â LETTERKENNYis based on the Internet sensationÂ Letterkenny Problems, Keesoâ€™s series of shorts which have raked in more than 10 million views and landed a Canadian Screen Award nomination in 2014 for Best Web Series.Â LETTERKENNYÂ is executive produced, directed, and co-written byÂ Jacob TierneyÂ (The Trotsky).
To get everyone cranked up about the new series CraveTV has acquiredÂ Letterkenny ProblemsÂ and will begin streaming the shorts onÂ Friday, Nov. 20, the same dayÂ LETTERKENNYÂ receives its world premiere at theÂ Canadian International Television Festival (CITF)Â at Torontoâ€™s TIFF Bell Lightbox. As a tribute to the fans that have madeÂ LetterkennyÂ a cult hit, CITF will screenÂ LETTERKENNYâ€™s debut episode â€œAinâ€™t No Reason to Get Excitedâ€ as well as provide a panel discussion with creator, co-writer, star, and executive producer, Jared Keeso. Executive producers Mark Montefiore and Patrick Oâ€™Sullivan of New Metric Media will be on hand for panel discussion, but no chirpinâ€™ please and thanks.
CraveTV also confirmed today that building on the success ofÂ Letterkenny Problems, six brand-new shorts will accompany each episode streamed on the service. Beauty.
LETTERKENNYÂ revolves around the dustups Wayne (Keeso) and his buds get into with their small-town Ontario rivals. Thereâ€™s The Hicks, the Skids, and the Hockey Players, who get at each other about the darnedest things, often ending with someone getting their arse kicked. Wayne, his best bud Daryl (Nathan Dales, KING & MAXWELL), and Wayneâ€™s free-spirited younger sister Katy (Michelle Mylett, ASCENSION) are all Hicks. On the ready to take the piss outta Wayne and Daryl,Dylan PlayfairÂ (Mr Hockey: The Gordie Howe Story) andÂ Andrew HerrÂ (also, Mr Hockey: The Gordie Howe Story) reprise their roles as The Hockey Players, â€œJonesyâ€ and â€œReilly,â€ fromÂ Letterkenny Problems.Â Tyler JohnstonÂ (MOTIVE) stars as lead Skid, Stewart; Stewartâ€™s â€œsideskidâ€ Devon is played byÂ Alexander De JordyÂ (19-2);Â Lisa CodringtonÂ (COPPER) stars as Modeenâ€™s bartender, Gail;Â Jacob TierneyÂ as the Christian Leader Glenn; andÂ K Trevor WilsonÂ stars as Wayneâ€™s buddy, Dan.