Hello, hello! Apologies for the team being away so long!!! We've been reading your posts though and love your enthusiasm. You guys are posting-fools :). OK, so there are a lot of facts and misfacts floating around the blog and other sites. The first one to confirm is easy: yes, we have been picked up for a season 2 (hooray!!!). It was a very nerve-racking summer until we got the call. Of course, there was no time to celebrate, for we immediately jumped into pre-production and began writing our first season 2 outlines. We will be making another 52 x 11 minute episodes, premiering late 2009, which we hope will be even funnier that season 1.
But before we fully jumped into season 2, we had to step back and review season 1. Adam, Jan Wohrle (Production Manager) and myself traveled to Renegade in Burbank to meet with Mark Risley, director, Ashley Postlewaite, executive producer, and our head writers/executive producers Eryk Casemiro and Kate Boutilier.
We hashed out the entire first season - what characters we liked, who were the best paired characters, who would be good additions to the cast? We talked about the geography of Dillydale, e.g. were the right people neighbors (in order to create the most hilarious encounters), were there locations we loved or wished we had visited, what was missing that we could incorporate in season 2?
We talked about episodic themes - which were the most fun and why? It is better if a theme is about a location or an action? Were the shows that had more or less sketches better? Dance break vs. music videos? And that was only day one. We kept you in mind throughout the process including your new character ideas, favorite sketches, and general thoughts. So again, thank you for those. They were really helpful. We also did a lot of research, testing the shows with kid viewers and getting their feedback. I can post more on that later, if you guys are interested.
As for the rest, I know you're super eager to know which of your favorite characters are going to be part of our cast, but it is a complicated process. What I can say for now is that the information on Wikipedia is not 100% correct. I’ll post more on characters once I know what I can confirm/reveal this early in production.
More to come, sit tight friends. --Sarah