Stack Brewing Corp, in collaboration with New Metric Media in partnership with Play Fun Games Pictures and DHX Media are excited to release Puppers Premium Lager, The Official Beer of Letterkenny. This summer seasonal will be available in 473ml cans province-wide in Ontario at the LCBO.
The cast of Letterkenny was on hand, Thursday June 29th at Peddler’s Pub for the official launch. Lucky fans received autographs and took photos with the stars of the show. The television series Letterkenny is shot in Sudbury.
Puppers is a 4 percent premium lager, it’s everything you could want in a beer. This golden lager has a satisfying taste that will get along with anyone. It’s a faithful friend that will always be by your side. Pure. Loyal. Golden.
A comedy about the Hicks, the Skids and the Hockey Players.
LETTERKENNY stars Keeso as Wayne, a good-ol’ country boy in Letterkenny, Ontario, trying to protect his homegrown way of life on the farm. He also executive produces and co-writes on the darn thing. Nathan Dales (KING & MAXWELL) stars as Wayne’s quick-tongued sidekick, Daryl. There’s more casting news to come, so keep your shirt on.
“LETTERKENNY’s world may smell like stale cigarettes and beer, but its approach to comedy is a breath of fresh air,” said Corrie Coe, Senior Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media. “We’re thrilled to be able to partner with Jared on another uniquely Canadian and nuanced series, and look forward to working with our dynamic production partners, New Metric Media.”
“Great cast, great team, great town,” said Mark Montefiore, Executive Producer for New Metric Media. “The next few weeks will be a wild ride cramming so much great comedy into tiny cameras so pitter patter, let’s get at’er.”
Residents of Letterkenny belong to one of three groups: The Hicks, the Skids, and the Hockey Players, who get at each other about the darnedest things, often ending with someone getting their arse kicked. Daryl and Wayne are Hicks. Michelle Mylett (ASCENSION) plays Wayne’s heart-breaker sister, Katy, who is also a Hick. On the ready to take the piss outta Wayne and Daryl, Dylan Playfair (Mr Hockey: The Gordie Howe Story) and Andrew Herr (also, Mr Hockey: The Gordie Howe Story) reprise their roles as The Hockey Players, “Jonesy” and “Reilly,” from Letterkenny Problems web series. Tyler Johnston (MOTIVE) stars as lead Skid, Stewart; Stewart’s “sideskid” Devon is played by Alexander De Jordy (19-2); Lisa Codrington (COPPER) stars as Modeen’s bartender, Gail; Jacob Tierney as the Christian Leader Glenn; and K Trevor Wilson stars as Wayne’s buddy, Dan.
Produced by New Metric Media (Cas & Dylan) in partnership with DHX Media and in association with Four Peaks Media Group, Jacob Tierney (The Trotsky) is executive producer, director, and co-writer. Patrick O’Sullivan and Mark Montefiore are executive producers for New Metric Media.
LETTERKENNY is produced by New Metric Media, in partnership with DHX Media and in association with Four Peaks Media Group, in association with Bell Media, with the participation of Canadian Media Fund, OMDC Tax Credits and the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit. Sarah Fowlie is Director, Independent Production, Comedy, Bell Media. Executives for Bell Media are Kara Haflidson and Bill Lundy. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media. Tracey Pearce is Senior Vice-President, Specialty and Pay, Bell Media. Phil King is President, CTV, Sports, and Entertainment Programming.
Letterkenny is a Canadian television sitcom created by Jared Keeso and Jacob Tierney, that debuted on CraveTV in February 2016, and later also aired on The Comedy Network. The show stars Keeso and Nathan Dales as Wayne and Daryl, two friends living in the small town of Letterkenny, Ontario, a fictional community loosely based on Keeso’s own hometown of Listowel, Ontario.
On March 10, 2016, Letterkenny was renewed for a second season of six episodes. On August 8, 2016, just weeks after production wrapped on Season 2, CraveTV announced that they had ordered a third season. On March 17, 2017, a St. Patrick’s Day special episode, “St. Perfect’s Day” was released. The third season, shot during the winter season, was released on Canada Day, July 1, 2017.
At the 5th Canadian Screen Awards in 2017, the series won the award for Best Comedy Series.
John Doyle of the The Globe and Mail called the series “refreshing and intoxicating”, and “funny, mad, droll, childish, and spiky.” Focusing on the show’s characteristic use of often thick Ontario dialect, he wrote that “Not since Trailer Park Boys launched have we heard the flavourful, salty Canadian vernacular used with such aplomb and abandon”; but also that “Almost all the conversations are raw comedy and utterly plausible as small-town guy talk, not just in Canada but in villages and parishes wherever the grass grows.”