Weâ€™re really happy how much people seem to enjoy Out With Dad. Â The response has been so very positive and encouraging. Â Overwhelmingly, the two most common things we hear from you is:
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Letâ€™s make one thing clear: THERE WILL BE MORE. Â We had so much fun making it.Â Seriously, we had the best time.Â Hearing your feedback and getting support from our friends, family and fans â€“ it makes us itch to do more.
When?Â Thatâ€™s a challenging thing to answer.Â Because thereâ€™s a lot to juggle to make it happen.
As much fun as we have making this show itâ€™s important to remember that everyone involved is volunteering their time.Â That means we try to fit in all the pre-production (writing and planning), the filming and all the post-production (editing, scoring, effects) into our spare time.Â Thatâ€™s a lot to do!
So bare with us… itâ€™ll be a while before the next episodes come along.Â To give you an idea of timing: this year we filmed the bulk of it in April, and the first episode came out (haha, â€œcame outâ€) on July 8th.
Next season we think weâ€™ll probably get filming in February/March.Â So maybe weâ€™ll get the next episode out there by mid-spring?Â Please donâ€™t hold me to that.Â Thatâ€™s our goal. Â With any luck, itâ€™ll even be earlier.Â Weâ€™ll give you updates as things move forward.
On the issue of episode length:Â Yes, weâ€™ll make episodes longer!Â The good news is, Iâ€™ve already written hundreds of pages. Â So there isnâ€™t a lack of material.Â Itâ€™s just a matter of finding the right beats to enter and exit.Â The way I see it, each episode is a slice of life of the characters.Â Webseries, as a storytelling medium, is wonderful in that you can get away with telling only a tiny slice, or a larger slice. Â I love the flexibility.Â This past season I wrote these slices with the intention of being short and plentiful.Â I ended up grouping together slices into bigger and fewer chunks than planned.Â I look forward to writing bigger â€“ now that I know audiences will stick around for more than 3 minutes!
Just to tease you: weâ€™ve already filmed one more scene. Â We shot it back in April. Â It was intended to work two ways, sort of covering our asses.Â It could serve as a final chapter, just in case a second season canâ€™t be done (we didnâ€™t want to end on a â€œTo Be Continuedâ€!).Â Or, the scene could work as the opening of the second season.Â You can even scene shots of this scene used in the trailer!