– Sarah Wayne Callies and Jonathan Torrens set to guest star –
– Sarah Gadon (ALIAS GRACE) confirmed to return for three episodes –
– New episodes now streaming on CraveTV while Seasons 1 and 2 debuted July 13 on U.S. streaming service Hulu –
SUDBURY, ON (July 31, 2018) – As LETTERKENNY continues to make waves south of the border and is named a “must watch” series by the New York Times, CraveTV announced today that production is underway on an all-new season. CraveTV also confirms the celebrated half-hour comedy will feature new guest stars Sarah Wayne Callies (THE WALKING DEAD) and Jonathan Torrens (TRAILER PARK BOYS) this season.
Currently in production in Sudbury, ON, and set to debut later this year exclusively on CraveTV, LETTERKENNY has Jacob Tierney return to direct six all-new episodes this season while also reprising his fan-favourite role as Christian leader, Glen. This season brings new faces to LETTERKENNY, as outsiders make appearances in town, while the locals continue on their individual quests for love – from bush parties all the way to the big city.
“Each season of LETTERKENNY gets bigger and better and we are thrilled to be starting production on a new season of this sharp and very funny comedy,” said Corrie Coe, Senior Vice-President, Original Programming, Bell Media.
Created by and starring Jared Keeso, the award-winning half-hour comedy is produced by New Metric Media in partnership with DHX Media and Playfun Games.
LETTERKENNY revolves around the dustups Wayne (Jared Keeso) and his buds get into with their small-town 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. Key residents of LETTERKENNY are Daryl (Nathan Dales), Wayne’s free-spirited younger sister Katy (Michelle Mylett), and Wayne’s buddy, Dan (K Trevor Wilson) - all Hicks. CSA-nominated Daniel Petronijevic and Melanie Scrofano return as Hick McMurray and Mrs. McMurray. Dylan Playfair and Andrew Herr reprise their roles as hotshot Hockey Players “Jonesy” and “Reilly”.Tyler Johnston and Evan Stern return as Skids Stewart and Roald. Mark Forward returns as the temperamental Coach and Tiio Horn is back as badass leader of The Natives, Tanis. Also set reappear in LETTERKENNY this season are Magalie Lépine Blondeau as Wayne’s incroyable love interest; Pierre Yves Cardinal as Jean Claude; Kelly McCormack (Killjoys) and Jess Salguiero (Saving Hope) as Shamrockette stars Mary-Anne and Betty-Anne; and Kim Cloutier as Anik. Sarah Gadon also returns as mysterious lady-skid, Gae.
Based on the internet sensation Letterkenny Problems, the half-hour comedy is a top performer and marquee program for CraveTV since its memorable launch on Super Bowl Sunday in 2016. LETTERKENNY took home two 2018 Canadian Screen Awards for Best Writing in a Comedy Program or Series, and Best Direction in a Comedy Program or Series.
As announced in June by CraveTV and New Metric Media, streaming service Hulu acquired the exclusive U.S. streaming rights for the first two seasons of LETTERKENNY, which made its debut on the platform on July 13 and received high praise from media, with The Hollywood Reporter calling the series “relentlessly creative” and The New York Times putting it in league with Aaron Sorkin and IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA.
The series has also spawned brand extensions including sought-after LETTERKENNY merchandise and the highly successful Puppers Premium Lager, in partnership with Stack Brewery in Sudbury, available now at LCBO stores in Ontario. LETTERKENNY LIVE!, a packed 26-city tour featuring a 90-minute comedy experience starring Keeso, and LETTERKENNY cast Nathan Dales, K. Trevor Wilson, and Mark Forward kicked off in Halifax on February 28 and wrapped in Surrey on April 6. Due to popular demand, the nationwide tour adds new shows and markets with it second leg, LETTERKENNY LIVE, THE ENCORE!, beginning this December.
The first four six-packs of LETTERKENNY, along with special episodes “Ferda Edition”, “The Haunting of MoDean’s II”, “St. Perfect’s Day,” “Super Hard Easter,” and the original web series Letterkenny Problems, are currently streaming on CraveTV. LETTERKENNY is also available on iTunes and Google Play. Seasons 1 and 2 of LETTERKENNY are currently available on DVD wherever DVDs are sold.
LETTERKENNY is produced by New Metric Media, in partnership with DHX Media and Playfun Games 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 and distributed by DHX Media. Jared Keeso is executive producer, co-writer, star, and creator, Jacob Tierney is executive producer, director, and co-writer and Mark Montefiore is executive producer for New Metric Media. Sarah Fowlie is Director, Original Programming, Comedy, Bell Media. Production Executive for Bell Media is Chris Kelley. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Original Programming, Bell Media. Mike Cosentino is President, Content and Programming, Bell Media. Randy Lennox is President, Bell Media.
Bell Media has commissioned some of Canada’s most-watched and most-acclaimed original programming, working with the best Canadian independent producers in the country. Hit series commissioned by CTV include the hit drama CARDINAL, the record-breaking THE AMAZING RACE CANADA and MASTERCHEF CANADA, original series THE DISAPPEARANCE, THE INDIAN DETECTIVE, and THE DETAIL, and the international TV format THE LAUNCH. Among the original series on Bell Media specialty and streaming platforms are Space’s KILLJOYS and WYNONNA EARP; CraveTV hit comedy LETTERKENNY; Bravo’s mystery drama CARTER; Discovery’s first-ever drama FRONTIER; Comedy’s satirical news series THE BEAVERTON as well as CORNER GAS ANIMATED; and multiple series and specials for food and lifestyle channel Gusto, including ONE WORLD KITCHEN. Discovery is also home to Bell Media’s hit factual franchise HIGHWAY THRU HELL, HEAVY RESCUE: 401, and CANADA’S WORST DRIVER, among others. Bell Media is one of the first media companies in North America to commit to producing all new original scripted series in 4K.
About New Metric Media
Award-winning production company New Metric Media produces outstanding film, television, and new media for domestic and international markets. The company, based in Canada, was recently named the winner of the Banff World Media Festival’s 2018 Innovative Producer Award. Co-founded by Mark Montefiore in 2013, New Metric Media’s current projects include the CraveTV hit original comedy LETTERKENNY as well as the half-hour Superchannel comedy WHAT WOULD SAL DO? and the City/FX Canada event series BAD BLOOD. New Metric Media is also recognized as a leader in brand marketing for its success with Letterkenny’s off-screen extensions including beers , collectible merchandise, and Letterkenny LIVE!, a national theatre tour with the stars of the series. For more information visit NewMetricMedia.com
About DHX Media
DHX Media Ltd. (TSX: DHX, NASDAQ: DHXM) is a global children’s content and brands company, recognized for such high-profile properties as Peanuts, Teletubbies, Strawberry Shortcake, Caillou, Inspector Gadget, and the acclaimed Degrassi franchise. One of the world’s foremost producers of children’s shows, DHX Media owns the world’s largest independent library of children’s content, at 13,000 half-hours. It licenses its content to broadcasters and streaming services worldwide and generates royalties through its global consumer products program. Through its subsidiary, WildBrain, DHX Media operates one of the largest networks of children’s channels on YouTube. Headquartered in Canada, DHX Media has offices worldwide. Visit us at www.dhxmedia.com. About CraveTV
Created for TV lovers and devoted to television, CraveTV is Canada’s premium TV streaming service, providing the most robust lineup of superior television content in the country. From TV’s most-acclaimed dramas and beloved comedies to documentaries, music, and factual programming, CraveTV features thousands of hours of premium non-kids TV programming, representing hundreds of unique titles including the entire off-air library of HBO’s iconic programming catalogue and hundreds of hours of acclaimed SHOWTIME series and specials. CraveTV is available directly to all Canadians with access to the Internet, as well as to customers of Cogeco, Eastlink, TELUS Optik TV, Bell Fibe TV, Bell Satellite TV, Bell Aliant FibreOP TV, Access Communications, Northwestel, SaskTel, Cable Cable, Hay Communications, Mitchell Seaforth Cable TV, Tuckersmith Communications, Wightman Telecom subscribers, NRTC Communications, WTC Communications, Tbaytel, Execulink Telecom, and VMedia. Available through traditional set-top boxes, mobile apps on iOS, Android, and Microsoft Windows 8.1 and Xbox One, the web, Apple TV, Chromecast, and select Samsung Smart TVs. CraveTV is from Bell Media, Canada’s premier multi-media company with more than a decade of leadership delivering Canada’s most-watched and most-acclaimed television programming across the Pay, Specialty, Digital, and Network TV landscapes. For more on CraveTV, visit www.CraveTV.ca.