Weekly Wrap-Up

This week kicks off the annual awards season, so that was a big chunk of the OFMD headlines (or rather, not). The UK was also treated to OFMD episode 2, and another Q&A chat with Kristian Nairn! Let’s dig into the particulars…

#1: OFMD has been nominated for a couple of awards, but largely ignored by the “big guys” (Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild, etc). We’re happy for the show to be recognized in any way, though!

#2: As part of the award season, Taika Waititi and wife Rita Ora have been seen going to various parties…

#3: Back from his Polynesian vacation (and engagement!), Dominic Burgess has started a new project…

#4: Con O’Neill was seen attending the 1/9 Los Angeles premiere of HBO’s “The Last Of Us” at Regency Village Theatre. Con had originally been announced as playing Bill, but eventually had to bow out due to scheduling conflicts. It’s cool he’s still showing up to support this project.

#5: Leslie Jones was on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on 1/10 talking about her upcoming role as first guest host of The Daily Show on 1/17, as well as psychic matchmakers, and other shenanigans…

You can catch clips of her on the show on Instagram and YouTube:

#6: On 1/10, OFMD writer Alex Sherman shared some (presumably S2!) post-production… No spoilers, but you gotta wonder what they’re working on…

#7: Kristian Nairn ran another live-tweet of episode 2 of OFMD on 1/11, as well as another live Q&A chat afterward, this time guest starring Samba Schutte and Rhys Darby! Samba miiight have let loose a small S2 spoiler…


The live Q&A is available for watching at Kristian’s Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CnSwk_tOHyw

You can follow our live-tweet of episode 2 and the Q&A here:

#8: Half an hour after the live, Samba was seen in the company of one Con O’Neill! It was around 4pm California time by then, so presumably they got dinner together or somesuch.

#9: On 1/12, Emerald City Comic Con announced that Vico Ortiz would be joining the OFMD lineup, along with Rhys Darby and Samba Schutte!

#9: On 1/11, Taika was seen supporting an indigenous-led film The Territory, about deforestation in the Amazon and its impact on the Uru-Eu-Wau-Wau people. You can learn more about the film (now on Disney+) here, and take action on this issue here.

#10: Rhys did some voicework on 1/12 – possibly OFMD post-production work?

#11: Vico Ortiz has also been doing some voicework; they’ve just finished narrating the audiobook for The Wicked Bargain by Gabe Cole Novoa, out 2/28. The synopsis from Vico…

#12: Rhys was invited to join famed British panel quiz show QI‘s “elves” on their informative podcast No Such Thing As Fish, episode 461 (phew, that’s a lot of episodes)!

#13: On 1/13, the trailer dropped for Mel Brook’s new TV series History of the World, Part II, and guess who’s playing Freud (0:34 in)…!

#14: On 1/13, the teaser dropped for The Daily Show‘s 1/17 return to the air with guest host Leslie Jones. The preview can be seen on their Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/CnXhVFBjecv/

#15: On 1/14, Samba revealed some BTS pictures for an upcoming film he’s starring in, called Advanced Chemistry which is in post-production.

#16: People continue to either love on OFMD or post it as part of their “best of” listicles:

Another eventful week! We hope the next one treats you well, dear readers, and we’ll be back for the next wrap-up next Saturday!