Crave, in association with New Metric Media, WildBrain, and Play Fun Games, announced Thursday morning that production is underway in Sudbury on the all-new original series, SHORESY. Created and written by star Jared Keeso, the six-episode, half-hour hockey comedy is the first official spin-off of LETTERKENNY. It will follow foul-mouthed, chirp-serving, mother-loving, fan favourite character, Shoresy, as he joins a senior AAA hockey team in Sudbury on a quest to never, ever lose again. SHORESY will premiere in Spring 2022, streaming exclusively on Crave.Executive producer Jacob Tierney is set to direct and LETTERKENNY’s Kaniehtiio Horn is a consulting producer.
“Bawdy but brilliant, there’s at least 69 reasons why SHORESY will score with fans,” said Justin Stockman, Vice-President, Content Development & Programming, Bell Media. “As Crave’s first original series continues to gain devotees all over the world, we’re so excited to head into another era in the expanding LETTERKENNY universe. We continue to be inspired by and so proud of Jared, Jacob, and our top shelf production partners, New Metric Media.”
“We’re delighted to be teaming up again with our partners Bell Media. LETTERKENNY has amassed an incredible following of highly engaged fans and we’re thrilled to embark on what is sure to be another obscenely funny series in SHORESY,” commented Mark Montefiore, President, New Metric Media. “Set in the great City of Sudbury, SHORESY will bring new characters/faces and stories but with the same witty banter and impeccable delivery as the original.”
With bench boss Keeso in the titular role, Crave also confirmed today the SHORESY cast features a lineup of Tasya Teles (THE 100) as Nat, with Harlan Blayne (Tribal) as Sanguinet, Blair Lamora (Paranormal Nightshift) as Ziigwan, and Keilani Rose (FLIMSY) tapped as Miigwan. From, Blainville, QC, rapper Jonathan-Ismael Diaby stars as Dolo, with former Montréal Canadien, author, and actor Terry Ryan as Hitch. Ryan McDonell (THE CROSSING) stars as Michaels, with Max Bouffard (LETTERKENNY) as JJ Frankie JJ, and former Kahnawake Condor and MMA fighter Andrew “The Canon” Antsanen joining the cast as Goody. Legendary all-time tough guy Jon “Nasty” Mirasty, former ‘Canes centre Brandon Nolan, and three-time Stanley Cup winner, Jordan Nolan star as Jim, Jim, and Jim, respectively, with Listowel’s Keegan Long as Liam, and North Bay’s Bourke Cazabon as Cory.
The debut season of SHORESY also features guest stars Laurence Leboeuf (TRANSPLANT), Scott Thompson (KIDS IN THE HALL), Jonathan Torrens (TRAILER PARK BOYS), Jacob Tierney (LETTERKENNY), Camille Sullivan (TRIGGER ME), Eliana Jones (NORTHERN RESCUE), Kim Cloutier (LETTERKENNY), Michala Brasseur (GRAND ARMY) as well as social media star and podcaster Lysandre Nadeau.
As previously announced, an all-new season of LETTERKENNY is set to stream Christmas Day, exclusively on Crave, and December 26 on Hulu.
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