Weekly Wrap-Up

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.

Our take:

#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.

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!