The last week of January is behind us – the year is already going by so quickly! Let’s get into what happened in the OFMD fandom this week…
#1: Unwelcome, an Irish folk horror film starring Kristian Nairn, was announced for release 1/27, with a teaser trailer.
#2: Ewen Bremner celebrated his 51st birthday on 1/23! Happy birthday, Ewen!
#3: Puss in Boots, which stars Samson Kayo as Baby Bear, was nominated for an Oscar on 1/24! The 95th Academy Awards ceremony will be held in Hollywood on 3/12.
#4: A new Disney animated show was announced, featuring the voice of Rhys as Trollie, a troll living under a bridge. “Kiff” will launch on the Disney Channel 3/10, and on Disney+ 3/15.
#5: An interview with Samba Schutte by podcast Geekscape about his family podcast Otter Space – and of course, Our Flag Means Death – was released on 1/24.
#6: Forspoken, a game in which Samba provides some character voices, was released 1/25.
#7: Kristian hosted another live-tweet on 1/25, the UK has now just watched episode 4. He then did a Q&A chat with producers Alyssa Lane and Alex Sherman, which had some technical troubles… You can view the video at Kristian’s Instagram here, or read our live-tweet of the Q&A on our Twitter. One of the highlights of the Q&A was this gem here:
#8: Following the Q&A with Alex Sherman, which included discussions about the music on the show, someone thinks they’ve found his Spotify account, and crucially, his S2 playlist (some people think it’s supposed to just be his “writing vibes” playlist, some people think it’s the actual soundtrack listing).
⚠️ Potential S2 Spoilers! ⚠️
Alex Sherman’s supposed S2 playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4aX7dVn6osRowl8QKXjceV?si=U65KEoYGTMWLKmsrpyzNsg
Source: @lamew1tch on Twitter.
#9: Nat Faxon was announced on 1/26 as the voice of Frog in an upcoming Frog and Toad adaptation. The show will premiere on Apple TV+ on 4/28.
#10: Matthew Maher was announced on 1/26 as starring in upcoming retro scifi dramedy Hello Tomorrow! which launches on Apple TV+ on 2/17.
#11: Vico was nominated on 1/26 for a Queerty award for best TV performance in an LGBTQ+ media piece! Voting goes from now through 2/21, and you can vote once a day, so many sure you come back often and #VoteForVico!
#12: On 1/26, Rhys was seen with shorn locks. RIP the Stede hair. 🪦
#13: On Friday 1/27, during the many interviews involving Rita Ora’s new single, whose music video features her at her own wedding, Rita confirmed what many people had already been suspecting since last August, which is that she and Taika are definitely married. Mazel tov to the both of them.
#14: On 1/27 New Zealand declared a state of emergency because of widespread flooding. At least one (S2) cast member lives in an affected area.
⚠️ S2 Spoilers ⚠️
Here’s a tweet from Erroll Shand (playing Prince Ricky in S2), filming from his house.
#15: On 1/28, Vico dropped a S2 hint on Instagram…
⚠️ S2 Spoilers ⚠️
Make sure to click through, Vico’s comment at the bottom of the picture is the important bit…
Potentially, this could be a follow-up from this tantalizing BTS post…
Lots to think about this week. We hope the next one treats you well. Until then.