#1: OFMD just kept appearing on “best of 2022” lists!
#2: Miss our Christmas round-up?
#3: In honor of OFMD finally airing in the UK (BBC Two on January 4!), he hosted a small Q&A on his Instagram on 12/26.
#4: Samba and Rhys (and family, and Buttons) met up at the beaches of Tāwharanui on 12/27. Silliness ensued.
#5: Apparently there is now Calico Jack whipped rum. The fandom responded as predicted.
#6: David Fane celebrated his 56th birthday on 12/28!
#7: Taika and Rita were seen arriving in the Caribbean on 12/29, and later that day attending the UNICEF Winter Gala on the island of Saint Barthélemy. The Gala reportedly raised “$3.5m to provide health care and immunization, safe water and sanitation, nutritional support, education, emergency relief and opportunities for children everywhere to thrive.”
#8: Nathan Foad turned the big 3-0 on 12/30!
#9: Samba and Buttons (and presumably Rhys, somewhere) got together for New Year’s Eve and did some cooking and baking.
#10: David Fane has been made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit in their New Year Honours List for his contributions to the arts!
⚠️ Season 2 spoilers below! ⚠️
#11: The Cryptid Factor podcast released Patreon video content, and Rhys was apparently heard saying that there was a lot of stunt work involved in season 2. Very exciting.
What can we say, the guns speak for themselves…
And that’s it for this week! Wishing you all a very Happy New Year,