From a media release:
As announced moments ago onÂ Twitter, CraveTV together with The Comedy Network, has ordered a second season ofÂ LETTERKENNY, CraveTVâ€™s first ever original series which debuted on February 7. Produced by New Metric Media in partnership with DHX Media in association with Bell Media, a second season of the smash hit comedy series is set to shoot this spring in Sudbury. The announcement was confirmed by Mike Cosentino, Senior Vice-President, Programming, CTV Networks and CraveTV, at todayâ€™s Banff World Media Festivalâ€™sÂ Content Industry Connectduring Canadian Screen Week. Todayâ€™s announcement comes ahead ofÂ LETTERKENNYÂ arriving on The Comedy Network schedule later this year.
As part of todayâ€™s announcement, CraveTV revealed thatÂ LETTERKENNYÂ had the biggest debut of any series on CraveTV since the premium TV streaming service launched in 2014, with more CraveTV users watchingÂ LETTERKENNYthan any other series or title on CraveTV.Â LETTERKENNYÂ is based on the Internet sensationÂ Letterkenny Problems, a series of shorts which have raked in more than 14 million views. Created byÂ Jared KeesoÂ of Bravoâ€™s hit Canadian Screen Award-nominated original dramaÂ 19-2,Â LETTERKENNYÂ is executive produced, directed, and co-written byÂ Jacob TierneyÂ (The Trotsky), who returns for Season 2.
Supported by a massive cross-platform promotional and publicity campaign, all six episodes of Season 1 ofÂ LETTERKENNYÂ debuted on CraveTV Super Bowl Sunday (February 7) where the series became an instant hit. It finished the day #1 amongst all titles with more views per episode than any other series. The series has been #1 ever since, makingÂ LETTERKENNYÂ the most successful title to ever launch on CraveTV. To date, already nearly one in three CraveTV users have watchedÂ LETTERKENNY.