From a media release:
CraveTV and Wayne announced today that production has begun on Season 3 of its most-watched, Canadian Screen Award-nominated series,Â LETTERKENNY. Created by and starring Jared Keeso, the half-hour â€œrefreshing and intoxicatingâ€ small town comedy is produced by New Metric Media in partnership with DHX Media, and shoots on location in and around Sudbury, ON.
Set to launch later this year, the newestÂ LETTERKENNYÂ six-pack promises to be nicely chilled as The Hicks, The Skids, and The Hockey Players mix-it-up in the dead of winter. Season 3 comes complete with snowmobiling, ice fishing, and dealing with a bunch of degenerates from up country.Â Sarah GadonÂ (Maps to the Stars) guest stars this season as new lady Skid, Gae. AdditionalÂ LETTERKENNYÂ casting will be announced in the coming weeks.
AsÂ previously announced, CraveTV is dropping an all-new, soon- to-be-iconic St. Patrickâ€™s Day episode onÂ Friday, March 17. In case ya missed it, hereâ€™s aÂ teaseÂ of the hicks after they return from an epic all-nighter in the episode.
LETTERKENNYÂ revolves around the dustups Wayne (Keeso) and his buds get into with their small-town Ontario rivals. The Hicks, The Skids, and The Hockey Players get at each other about the most mundane things, often ending with someone getting their ass kicked. Wayne, his best bud Daryl (Nathan Dales,Â Goon: Last of the Enforcers), Wayneâ€™s free-spirited younger sister Katy (Michelle Mylett, FOUR IN THE MORNING), and Wayneâ€™s buddy, Dan (K Trevor Wilson,Â JEFF ROSS PRESENTS: ROAST BATTLE) are all Hicks. CSA-nominatedÂ Daniel PetronijevicÂ (19-2) returns as Hick McMurray.Â Dylan PlayfairÂ (HATERS BACK OFF) andÂ Andrew HerrÂ (Mr Hockey: The Gordie Howe Story) reprise their roles as Hockey Players â€œJonesyâ€ and â€œReillyâ€.Â Tyler JohnstonÂ (MOTIVE) andÂ Evan SternÂ (RoboCop) return as Skids Stewart and Roald.Â Lisa CodringtonÂ (COPPER) returns as bartender, Gail, andÂ Jacob TierneyÂ (The Trotsky)Â as the Christian leader Glen.
Season 2 ofÂ LETTERKENNYÂ launched Christmas Day as the most-watched title on the streaming service, eclipsing its own Season 1 for record viewers. Season 1 of the smash-hit original CraveTV comedy was nominated for eight Canadian Screen Awards, including Best Comedy Series and Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Comedic Role for Jared Keeso. Seasons 1 and 2 are currently streaming on CraveTV and Season 1 is also available on iTunes and Google Play.
LETTERKENNYÂ 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 Oâ€™Sullivan and Mark Montefiore are executive producers for New Metric Media.