Letterkenny season three is a go at CraveTV

Production on the third season is set to begin in Sudbury next year.

CraveTV has said yes to more hicks, skids and hockey players.

With a season two premiere date not yet finalized, Bell Media’s CraveTV has already ordered a third season of its hit original comedy Letterkenny.

The renewal announcement was made Saturday at a Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation event in Sudbury, ON.

Production on the six-episode third season is slated to begin in Sudbury next year.

Letterkenny continues to be a leading performer in the CraveTV lineup, and so as we finalize season two launch plans, we are delivering a season three pick-up now to capitalize on the incredible momentum oozing from this amazing production team,” said Mike Cosentino, SVP, CTV and specialty, in a release.

According to the broadcaster, season one of Letterkenny is the most-watched title on CraveTV. Meanwhile, the Canada Day Letterkenny marathon on Comedy was watched in some part by more than one million Canadians on July 1. The audience for the first run of six episodes had an average audience of 239,000, while the most-watched episode was 317,000 for episode two.

At the Heritage Fund event, Premiere Kathleen Wynne announced that the provincial government would provide $2.3 million in funding to five film and TV productions shooting in Sudbury, including Letterkenny. The other productions receiving government support are Game Changers, a documentary hosted by Alex Trebek, MOWs A Perfect Christmas and Love’s Complicated, as well as French-language children’s series Amélie et compagnie. 

Letterkenny is produced by Toronto-based New Metric Media in partnership with DHX Media and in association with Bell Media. The series was created by star Jared Keeso and is executive produced, directed and co-written by Jacob Tierney.

Letterkenny is produced with the participation of Canadian Media Fund, OMDC tax credits. the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit and the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund. New Metric’s Patrick O’Sullivan and Mark Montefiore executive produce.

Pictured from left to right: MP Marc Serré; Letterkenny executive producer Mark Montefiore; MPP Marie-France Lalonde; Minister Eleanor McMahon; Premier Kathleen Wynne; Minister Glenn Thibeault; Sudbury Mayor Brian Bigger; Letterkenny executive producer Patrick O’Sullivan.