“The Hardy Boys” are back for a second season of mystery solving.
Corus Entertainment-backed producer-distributor Nelvana and Lambur Productions, who produce the show, have greenlit a second season (10 x 60′), which has again been picked up by Hulu for the U.S. and Canadian kids’ broadcaster YTV. The series, which is based on the classic books by Franklin W. Dixon, will start production in Toronto and Southern Ontario later this month, and premiere in 2022.
Picking up six months after the events of season 1, the next chapter of “The Hardy Boys” finds Frank and Joe tackling another complicated mystery when a local Bridgeport teen goes missing and a shadowy corporation moves into town.
“The Hardy Boys” novels were first published in 1927 and have been updated for new generations of readers over subsequent decades. There have been five television adaptations of the original IP thus far, with Nelvana producing a short-lived series back in 1995 before resurrecting the program for the streaming era.
The show, which is shot in Canada, stars an all-Canadian ensemble cast, including Rohan Campbell (“Mech-X4”) as Frank Hardy and Alexander Elliot (“Detention Adventure”) as Joe Hardy. Additional returning cast members include Keana Lyn as Callie Shaw, Bea Santos as Aunt Trudy, Adam Swain as Chet Morton, Atticus Mitchell as J.B. Cox, Riley O’Donnell as Biff Hooper, Cristian Perri as Phil Cohen, and Janet Porter as Laura Hardy.
“It’s no mystery that ‘The Hardy Boys’ has captured audiences of all ages around the world,” said Pam Westman, president of Nelvana. “We are excited to work with Lambur, Hulu and Corus again on a new high-stakes case for the Hardy Boys gang, as they race against the clock to uncover the truth of a mysterious disappearance.”
Lambur, executive producer for Lambur Productions, added: “It’s such an honor to be given the opportunity to continue telling the story of Joe and Frank Hardy. This season promises to provide suspense, action and heart to our audience. We can’t wait to get started.”
Season 2 of “The Hardy Boys” is executive produced by Lambur Productions’ Joan Lambur and Madeleine Lambur, and Corus and Nelvana’s Doug Murphy, Pam Westman and Athena Georgaklis, in addition to showrunner and head writer Chris Pozzebon (“Blindspot,” “Schitt’s Creek”), and showrunner and head director Jason Stone (“Riverdale”). Amanda Vaughan and Kathleen Meek will serve as production executives for Corus.
Season 1 of the show is available on Hulu in the U.S. and StackTV in Canada via Amazon Prime Video Channels.