From a media release:
Darts Out, Tarps Off! Production Begins on Season 2 of CraveTV’s Smash Hit Series LETTERKENNY
- Season 1 of LETTERKENNY currently streaming on CraveTV™ –
CraveTV announced today that production has begun on Season 2 of smash hit original series LETTERKENNY. CraveTV’s first ever original series, the six-part, half-hour small town comedy is produced by New Metric Media in partnership with DHX Media, and shoots on location in and around Sudbury, ON.
Created by Jared Keeso of Bravo’s hit Canadian Screen Award-winning original drama 19-2, Season 1 of LETTERKENNY had the biggest debut of any series on CraveTV since the premium TV streaming service launched in 2014, with more CraveTV users watching LETTERKENNY than any other series or title on CraveTV.
Season 2 of LETTERKENNY sees the return of The Hicks: Wayne (Keeso) and his best bud Daryl (Nathan Dales), “Squirrely” Dan (K Trevor Wilson), and Wayne’s sister Katy (Michelle Mylett), and their epic rivals The Skids starring Tyler Johnston as “lead skid” Stewart, and Alexander De Jordy as side-skid Devon. Also back for another season of chirping and checking, Dylan Playfair and Andrew Herr lace up as The Hockey Players, Reilly and Jonesy.
Modeans may be tinder but bartender Gail (Lisa Codrington) is still around to lust after Wayne and executive producer, director, and co-writer Jacob Tierney brings back creepy Preacher Glen. Season 2 also introduces new cast members including Melanie Scrofano (WYNONNA EARP) as the no-BS Mrs. McMurray, along with Alex Spencer (THE EXPANSE) and Stephen Huszar (SHADOWHUNTERS) as Senior Hockey Players Barts and Yorkie.
“Foulmouthed, madcap, but very familiar, LETTERKENNY is one of the most authentic comedies to come out of Canada in many years,” said Corrie Coe, Senior Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media. “We’re honoured that we can continue to expand upon this offbeat and hilarious world with Jared, Jacob, and our outstanding production partners, New Metric Media.”
“LETTERKENNY consists of Hicks, Skids, Hockey Players, and the best team in the league,” said creator and star Jared Keeso. “The cast, the crew, and our friends at Bell Media are First Team All-Stars. Look at the hustle. Love the hustle.”
“Went to the Jays game with the LETTERKENNY gang to celebrate a great Season 1 and toss a few down the hatch,” said Mark Montefiore, New Metric Media. “Then I got a venison hot dog but ain’t no goddam way that was venison. My point is: Season 2. Get after it!”
LETTERKENNY is based on the Internet sensation Letterkenny Problems, a series of shorts which have raked in more than 14 million views. Since the series announcement last November, views for all of the new digital content released on both the CraveTV and LETTERKENNY YouTube pages have totalled more than 5 million. Created by Jared Keeso, LETTERKENNY is executive produced, directed, and co-written by Jacob Tierney (The Trotsky). Still not sure what all the fuss is about? Season 1 is currently streaming on CraveTV.
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 (Cas & Dylan) are executive producers for New Metric Media. Sarah Fowlie is Director, Independent Production, Comedy, Bell Media. Executives for Bell Media are Bill Lundy and Chris Kelley. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media. Tracey Pearce is Senior Vice-President, Specialty and Pay, Bell Media. Randy Lennox is President, Entertainment Production and Broadcasting, Bell Media.