Shooting begins this week for Season Two of Jack & Dean of All Trades, set for release on Fullscreen in 2017.
The first series saw the pair take on a whole variety of different jobs suggested by their employment officer Marv, often with catastrophic consequences.
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Discussing how the second series will differ from the first, Jack tells TenEighty: “I think the second series is usually where a lot of shows really find their feet. We’ve taken lots of things that we liked about Series One, but have made sure that we’re not just repeating stuff just because it worked the first time.
“If you’ve seen the first series, you’ll know that Jack, Dean and Marv are in a pretty… interesting place,” he continues. “It was a challenge to figure out what we would do with the ending we left ourselves with and I think we’ve gone in a way people won’t expect.”
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Jack explains why the pair wanted to create a second series of Jack and Dean of All Trades: “We just have so many ideas for this show. Jokes and storylines. The premise allows us complete freedom to put the characters wherever we want. Having no limitations with a concept is rare so I feel very lucky that we get to keep playing with it.”
Although they can’t share much about the casting yet, Jack does reveal there there will be a brand new female lead in the upcoming series, as well as a few additional smaller characters: “We’ve been very lucky with our casting. It’s exciting!”
As with the first series, Jack and Dean worked with Paul Neafcy on the scripts for the new episodes. “Writing the show was just as fun as Season One,” affirms Jack. “We never struggled for ideas so we were able to write and re-write quite quickly. Myself, Dean, and Neafcy all know the characters and the tone really well now, so we always know when something isn’t right.”
When comparing writing full length episodes with sketches, Jack reflects that “it requires more time and effort, more people, more dedication, more everything. But ultimately it’s more satisfying. I still enjoy making sketches but they’re like a nice snack… and I wanna eat a whole meal.”
He also adds that creating a series affords more opportunities: “There’s stuff that you can only do with a bigger project in every category. Locations are better, actors are more interested, you get more time (but still not enough). I also really like being a part of a team that are all passionately striving for the same thing. I love it and I wanna do it for the rest of my life.”