In a rare move for the series, it’s been a full year since fans last caught up with their favorite characters in the small Ontario town of Letterkenny and now Hulu and Crave have released the cold opening for the forthcoming ninth season of the hit comedy, which is set to premiere on Christmas Day in Canada on Crave and the following day on Hulu in the US. The cold open can be viewed below!
— Letterkenny Problems (@LetterkennyProb) December 7, 2020
The series, created by and starring Jared Keeso, started as a YouTube series entitled “Letterkenny Problems” and follows the antics of a group of characters in the titular rural Canadian town with a population of 5,000 that is home to “hicks, skids, hockey players and Christians,” with a focus on Wayne, his sister Katy (Michelle Mylett) and their two friends Daryl (Nathan Dales) and Squirrelly Dan (K. Trevor Wilson).
Originally premiering on CraveTV in February 2016 and running for six seasons of six episodes each with a holiday special tucked in between each one starting with the hiatus between the second and third season, the series proved to be a hit, receiving rave reviews from critics and being a ratings hit for the streaming service, having been nominated for 20 Canadian Screen Awards and winning seven including Best Comedy Series.
Hulu acquired the U.S. rights to distribute the series in 2018, slowly distributing the seasons over the months following and becoming the first service to acquire an international show for future seasons after its run on its original network as they acquired the rights to its seventh season and any future seasons back in May 2019.
Letterkenny Season 9 is set to premiere on Crave in Canada on Christmas Day and on Hulu the following day in the US!