March 17 is St. Perfect Day in LETTERKENNY as Surprise Special to Drop Exclusively on CraveTV
— January 19, 2017
– Season 2 of CraveTV’s smash-hit original comedy continues to break records –
– Season 1 nominated for eight Canadian Screen Awards, including Best Comedy Series –
“See, I can tell you this – the problem with watching LETTERKENNY to write and report on it is that I end up laughing so much I can’t take notes.” – John Doyle, The Globe and Mail.TORONTO (January 19, 2017) – Pitter Paddy Canada! With streamers thirsty for even more LETTERKENNY, CraveTV confirmed today the release of a special surprise St. Patrick’s Day episode to debut this coming Friday,March 17 - the day dedicated to everyone’s favourite 5th-century, Romano-British Christian missionary.
The soon-to-be legendary special is just like regular LETTERKENNY, but mixed with a few Black and Tans and some shameless shamrockery. When everyone in Letterkenny gets interplanetary in honour of Saint Patrick, the epic all-nighter ends with a declaration of Saint Perfection. To wet viewers’ whistles, here’s a clip of the hicks after it all went down.
“The fictional Letterkenny, Canada is the namesake of the very real Letterkenny, Ireland, so how better to honour that connection than with this St. Patrick’s Day surprise,” said Mike Cosentino, Senior Vice-President, CTV and Specialty, Bell Media. “LETTERKENNY fans are going to love this hilarious special episode, unlocked just in time for the big day itself.”
Season 2 of LETTERKENNY launched Christmas Day as the most-watched title on the streaming service, eclipsing its own Season 1 for record viewers.
As announced earlier this week, 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.
Already confirmed for a third season, LETTERKENNY is produced by New Metric Media in partnership with DHX Media and is set to begin production on another six-pack in Sudbury, ON this year. Seasons 1 and 2 are currently streaming on CraveTV and Season 1 is also available on iTunes and Google Play.
LETTERKENNY revolves around the dustups Wayne and his buds get into with their small-town Ontario rivals. Back to cause a whole lot of ruckus out of a whole lot of nothing, 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, Goon: Last of the Enforcers), Wayne’s free-spirited younger sister Katy (Michelle Mylett, FOUR IN THE MORNING), and Wayne’s buddy, Dan (K Trevor Wilson, JEFF ROSS PRESENTS: ROAST BATTLE) are all Hicks. McMurray (Daniel Petronijevic, 19-2) is a Hick but has been outcast due to his inability to relax. He also runs the Agricultural Hall with his loving wife Mrs. McMurray (Melanie Scrofano, WYNONNA EARP). Dylan Playfair (HATERS BACK OFF) and Andrew Herr (Mr Hockey: The Gordie Howe Story) reprise their roles as Hockey Players “Jonesy” and “Reilly”.Tyler Johnston (MOTIVE) stars as lead Skid, Stewart, and Stewart’s “Sideskid” Devon is played by Alexander De Jordy (19-2). Evan Stern (RoboCop) stars as Third-Skid-in-Command, Roald. Lisa Codrington (COPPER) returns as Modeans bartender, Gail, and Jacob Tierney (The Trotsky) as the Christian leader Glen.
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 are executive producers for New Metric Media. Sarah Fowlie is Director, Independent Production, Comedy, Bell Media. Executive for Bell Media is Bill Lundy. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media. Mike Cosentino is Senior Vice-President, CTV and Specialty. Randy Lennox is President, Broadcasting and Content, Bell Media.
About Bell Media Independent Production 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 ratings success stories SAVING HOPE, and the record-breaking THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, and MASTERCHEF CANADA. Upcoming original series on CTV include CARDINAL and THE DISAPPEARANCE. Among the original scripted series on Bell Media pay, specialty, and streaming platforms are the internationally acclaimed ORPHAN BLACK, Space’s most-watched original series KILLJOYS, Bravo’s award-winning and most-watched original drama 19-2, award-winning dramedy SENSITIVE SKIN, CraveTV’s first original series LETTERKENNY, the upcoming original series RUSSELL PETERS IS THE INDIAN DETECTIVE, Discovery’s upcoming drama FRONTIER, and Comedy’s new satirical news series THE BEAVERTON. Discovery is also home to Bell Media’s hit factual series HIGHWAY THRU HELL, COLD WATER COWBOYS, 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 scripted series in 4K.
About New Metric Media New Metric Media is a film, television, and new media production company that works with top creative talent to produce outstanding film, television, and new media content to entertain the world over. New Metric Media’s past and present projects include the half-hour Bell Media comedy WHAT WOULD SAL DO? And an upcoming six episode, one hour City/FX Canada mini-series to be released in 2017. For more information visit www.newmetricmedia.com.
About DHX Media DHX Media Ltd. (www.dhxmedia.com) is the world’s leading independent, pure-play children’s content company. Owner of the world’s largest independent library of children’s content, at more than 11,800 half-hours, the Company is recognized globally for such brands as Teletubbies, Yo Gabba Gabba!, Caillou, In the Night Garden, Inspector Gadget, Make It Pop, Slugterra and the multiple award-winning Degrassi franchise. As a content producer and owner of intellectual property, DHX Media delivers shows that children love, licensing its content to major broadcasters and streaming services worldwide. Through its subsidiary, WildBrain, DHX Media also operates one of the largest networks of children’s content on YouTube. The company’s robust consumer products program generates royalties from merchandise based on its much-loved children’s brands. Headquartered in Canada, DHX Media has offices in 15 cities globally, and is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (DHX.A and DHX.B) and the NASDAQ Global Select Market (DHXM).
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