Hammer: There are also characters I forgot we didnâ€™t put on the show. Weâ€™ve been doing one for a solid year now, and I forget that nobodyâ€™s seen him, that heâ€™s our character. I guess he would count as a new character, but to me itâ€™s a guy whoâ€™s existed in the Venture-verse for over a year.
Publick: We usually write them that way. We almost never write characters who walk on and go, â€œOK, Iâ€™m a new guy youâ€™ve never met before. Iâ€™m here to mess up your world.â€ We usually have new guys in and go, â€œOh yeah, youâ€™re so-and-soâ€™s ex-husband. Or youâ€™re that guy whoâ€™s in the background at the yard sale and now we know what your story is.â€
Hammer:â€œYou have a plug for a face and now you know why.â€
"I saw the first one, because this is too huge for me to not to be aware of as a guy who makes a TV show. And then I watched the second one because I'm a completist, and because I just like dumb sh*t. Theyâ€™re not good, but thereâ€™s no point for me to rally against it because theyâ€™re not for me, theyâ€™re for thirteen-year old girls and they do what they do well." -- Jackson (speaking about Twilight)There's also lots more there and I think two more parts to come. In case you missed it here's part one from last week and part two from yesterday.
UGO: I've also noticed you have a propensity to kill off those memorable characters as easily as you introduce them. Is there any character that you consider off-limits, that you would never kill off?
Doc: No, we would kill anybody. It's all fair game.
Yeah, there was a lot of love and cupping. A lot of slash includes cuddling. I'm actually charmed by it because a fan loved something so much they needed to see it procreate...that's kind of beautiful. I know it's horrifying and grisly, but I think it's a high compliment.Many thanks to Red Menace in the comments for posting a link!
"Weâ€™re hoping to approach production a little differently, and Adult Swim has been really supportive and encouraging, and so theyâ€™re giving us the ability to put some more people on the show and try to get some more help for us so that weâ€™re not as immersed in every second. Yeah so hopefully it will be a little easier on us, Weâ€™re going to do ten-episode seasons instead of thirteen, and some combination of those things will hopefully make it just more like having a hard job instead of 8 really hard jobs."So go check it out and keep checking back for the rest of it. Thanks to Kevin Fitzpatrick for the heads up!
- Two more seasons of the show (I assume thirteen episodes per).
- Pre-production (hopefully) begins in June.
- Along with that a long-form (60 - 90 minutes) episode/special/movie/something is in the contract.
- An 11-minute short episode that will premiere sometime in the summer.
For those of you interested in other projects being worked on by Mr. Jackson Publick you should know that season two of Superjail! begins at midnight on April 3rd. Jackson is signed on as a consulting producer and will be lending his story editing and vocal talents to the new ten-episode season.
The show is of course quite different from The Venture Bros. in numerous ways, so it may not be for everyone, but it's certainly worth checking out for the insane, often psychedelic animation style and crazy storytelling and overall premise. Season one aired back in late 2008, so it's got some Venture-like gaps between the seasons as well. If you're unfamiliar with the series you can check out some clips on Adult Swim video or even buy season one on DVD for a measly $10. More to come!