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A new mystery awaits! Nelvana and Lambur Productions greenlight Season 2 of The Hardy Boys

From a media release:

Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana, a world-leading international producer and distributor of children’s animated and live-action content, together with Lambur Productions, have greenlit a second season of its hit mystery series The Hardy Boys (10x60min). Produced by Lambur Productions and Nelvana, in association with Corus Entertainment, the live-action series based on the beloved books by Franklin W. Dixon will start production in Toronto and Southern Ontario later this month. Following its success on Hulu in the U.S., The Hardy Boys’ inaugural season garnered critical acclaim and established a devoted fan base, claiming the spot of #1 program this Spring on YTV* in Canada. Season 2 will premiere on Hulu in the U.S. and YTV in Canada in 2022.

Picking up six months after the events of Season 1, the second season of The Hardy Boys finds Frank and Joe intertwined in yet another complicated mystery when a local Bridgeport teen goes missing and a duplicitous corporation moves into town.

Starring an all-Canadian ensemble cast, Season 2 welcomes back Rohan Campbell (Mech-X4, Virgin River) as Frank Hardy and Alexander Elliot (Detention Adventure, Workin’ Moms) as Joe Hardy. Additional returning cast members include: Keana Lyn as Callie Shaw, Bea Santos as Aunt Trudy, Adam Swain as Chet Morton, Atticus Mitchell as J.B. Cox, Riley O’Donnell as Biff Hooper, Cristian Perri as Phil Cohen, and Janet Porter as Laura Hardy.

The second season of The Hardy Boys is executive produced by Lambur Production’s Joan Lambur and Madeleine Lambur, and Corus and Nelvana’s Doug Murphy, Pam Westman and Athena Georgaklis, in addition to showrunner and head writer Chris Pozzebon (Blindspot, Schitt’s Creek), and showrunner and head director Jason Stone (Riverdale, The Hardy Boys). Amanda Vaughan and Kathleen Meek will serve as production executives for Corus.

Season 1 of The Hardy Boys is currently available to stream on Hulu in the U.S. and STACKTV in Canada through Amazon Prime Video Channels.

Source: Numeris PPM Data, Total Canada, SP’21 (Jan 4 – May 30/21) confirmed data, 3+ airings, Ind. 2+ AMA(000), YTV

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Links: The Hardy Boys, Season 1

From Debra Yeo of the Toronto Star:

Link: ‘Punky Brewster’ and ‘The Hardy Boys’ bring family-friendly nostalgia to YTV
“They had this perfect balance of humour and mystery and fun while always feeling real and heartfelt in a way that I don’t really see that often nowadays.” Continue reading.

From Leora Heilbronn of the Brief Take:

Link: Interview: The Hardy Boys’ James Tupper, Rohan Campbell and Alexander Elliot
No matter what your age, I guarantee that you’ll love The Hardy Boys tv series. Continue reading.

From Scott Campbell of Inside Ottawa Valley:

Link: The Hardy Boys returns with all-Canadian cast on YTV
“It’s a massive honour to even get a chance to sort of revive these characters in 2020, and in a new light.” Continue reading.

From Eric Volmers of the Calgary Herald:

Link: Calgary-born, Cochrane-raised Rohan Campbell puts stamp on iconic role in YTV’s The Hardy Boys
When Rohan Campbell was growing up in Alberta, the Hardy Boys were his go-to “cabin books.” Continue reading.

From Postmedia News:

Link: Hardy Boys back on the case with new TV series
“We were just talking about book fairs — the Scholastic book fair. That’s where I found the Hardy Boys when I was younger … And obviously, when this came along, I was like mindblown that I would even get the chance to touch it, let alone be Frank Hardy. It’s crazy.” Continue reading.

From Victoria Ahearn of The Canadian Press:

Link: The Hardy Boys stars bring classic characters to life in 1980s-set Canadian show
Growing up in Alberta, actor Rohan Campbell spent summers at friends’ Canmore mountain cabins, where he’d crack open old “Hardy Boys” books that adorn many a cottage bookshelf. Continue reading.

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