‘Letterkenny’ is an award-winning Canadian television sitcom which revolves around the eponymous small-town in Ontario. Created by Jared Keeso, who is also the co-writer alongside Jacob Tierney (director), the series first debuted in 2015 as a web series on YouTube, titled ‘Letterkenny Problems’. Later, from 2016, it started airing as a full-fledged show on Crave. In the US, it is distributed by Hulu. After spanning six seasons, it was commissioned for another installment in October 2017. ‘Letterkenny’ season 7 released in October, 2019. But will there be a season 8 of ‘Letterkenny’? Let’s find out.
Letterkenny Cast: Who is in it?
The cast of ‘Letterkenny’ is led by Jared Keeso as Wayne and Nathan Dales as Daryl. Wayne and Daryl are two buddies who reside in the fictional town of Letterkenny, a small community inspired by Keeso’s native place in Listowel, Ontario. Joining them is Michelle Mylett as Katy, K. Trevor Wilson as Squirrelly Dan, Dylan Playfair as Reilly, Andrew Herr as Jonesy, Tyler Johnston as Stewart, Alexander De Jordy as Devon, Dan Petronijevic as McMurray, Melanie Scrofano as Mrs. McMurray, Jacob Tierney as Glen, Lisa Codrington as Gail, Tiio Horn as Tanis, Evan Stern as Roald, Mark Forward as Coach, and Sarah Gadon as Gae.
You can expect all the main cast members to return in season 8.
Letterkenny Plot: What is it about?
The events of ‘Letterkenny’ are set in a rural Canadian community with the same name and narrates the various antics of its oddball residents. Siblings Wayne and Katy own and run a small farm, helped by Daryl and “Squirrely” Dan. Joining them are Reilly and Jonesy, two hockey players, involved in an open relationship with Katy.
The inhabitants of Letterkenny are divided into several sects — the farmers, known as hicks; the members of the local hockey team, the area’s minister, and drug addicts, called skids; and members of the First Nation, referred to as natives. Most of the antics are about Wayne, struggling to maintain his repo of the toughest guy in Letterkenny, his attempts to find love, and his trysts to foil his sister’s polyamorous relationship.
Our square-jawed hero is the ladykiller hunk, clad in washed jeans, striving hard to stick to his self-claim of the “toughest guy in Letterkenny” — which dictates that he spends a substantial amount of time being involved in brawls. The narration for each of his smackdowns is almost similar. There’s a different challenger every time, and Wayne, in his signature style, finishes a swig of whiskey, rolls up his sleeves, lights a smoke, takes a puff or two, and flicks it away. He then dives headlong into the fight, always winning, whoever his rival might be.
Other plotlines follow the trials of the hockey players who are forever losers in the sports field and the attempts of the skids to ruin the lives of the hicks and natives.
Chronicling the minor clashes among the locals in this farming hamlet, ‘Letterkenny’ has multiple moments of assorted cliques. Whereas the skids pass their time selling meth and creating chaos in the neighborhood dollar-store’s parking lot, the jocks do nothing but dream of winning the next hockey tournament. All of the residents have a lot of free time, which they spend drinking, smoking, flirting, or getting involved in scuffles. The show’s primary fun element comes in the form of puns, insults, and wordplay that are humorous to watch when delivered in their local dialect.
‘Letterkenny’ became a massive hit, almost instantly, after it made its jump from YouTube to Crave. Featuring an assorted mix of races, religions, and sexualities, it is a tad dark and contains the right dosage of sex, drugs, and violence to keep viewers engaged. The center of attention is of course, always Wayne, who forever shines among the 5000 inhabitants in the community.
Branded as a “refreshing and intoxicating” series, with a “funny, mad, droll, childish, and spiky” storyline, ‘Letterkenny’ is a gem, especially because of its thick Ontario dialect. According to a review by Globe & Mail, “Not since Trailer Park Boys launched have we heard the flavourful, salty Canadian vernacular used with such aplomb and abandon”. According to Rolling Stone, the show is “marvelously goofy” and “strange, simple, [and] delightful.”
LetterKenny Season 8 Release Date: When does it premiere?
‘Letterkenny’ season 7 premiered in all its entirety of six episodes in Canada on Crave on October 11, 2018. In the US, the seventh season of the show released on October 14, 2019 on Hulu.
As far as the next season goes, we have good news for the fans. The official Twitter handle of the show announced on December 12th, that ‘Letterkenny’ season 8 will release on December 25, 2019 on Crave and just two days later, December 27, 2019, on Hulu. Time to rejoice!
— Letterkenny Problems (@LetterkennyProb) December 12, 2019
You can watch the official trailer of ‘Letterkenny’ Season 8 below. You can also head to show’s official site if you wish to check out clips from the show.
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