Monday, April 02, 2018

Nickelodeon Working On 'Welcome To The Wayne' Season Two

Voice actor Veronica Taylor today revealed the very exciting news to ToonZone Forums member @Eldorado during an appearance at the 2018 Indiana Comic Con that Nickelodeon has renewed Welcome to the Wayne for a second season, and that Nickelodeon are currently planning to premiere the remaining episodes of Welcome to the Wayne season one in a "bomb" format very soon!


(From L-R) Olly, Ansi, and Saraline from Nickelodeon’s Welcome To The Wayne

Set in a New York City apartment building full of mysteries, Welcome to the Wayne follows the comedic adventures of three friends, Ansi Molina, Olly Timbers, and Saraline Timbers, as they aim to unlock the secrets of the Wayne. Each new investigation brings them face-to-face with new characters, creatures, and oddities, known as “Wayne Phenomena,” leading them closer to uncovering the truth about the weird things happening in their building.

Created and written by Emmy® Award-winning writer and composer Billy Lopez (The Wonder Pets) and executive produced by Emmy Award-winning creative executive Michael Pecoriello (Yu-Gi-Oh!), the 20-episode series made its world debut on Nickelodeon USA on Monday 24th July 2017 and follows three kids as they explore their strange and fantastical apartment building, the Wayne, where nothing is what it seems. Fans can also play-along by searching for clues to crack the secret code.

Veronica confirming that Nickelodeon has picked up Welcome to the Wayne for season two will come as a relief for fans. Nickelodeon USA is currently only half-way through Welcome to the Wayne season one, with the last new episode airing in September 2017. Welcome to the Wayne has since debuted internationally, and most Nickelodeon channels around the world have completed the season. The long gap between episodes has caused concern among fans, who feared the show has been canceled.

In September 2017, the Nickelodeon Animation Podcast released an interview with Billy Lopez a couple of days early by mistake, with a bit mentioning that Welcome to the Wayne season two had been greenlit, however, when the episode was re-released officially a couple of days later, that bit was edited out.


The voice cast Welcome to the Wayne includes: Alanna Ubach (Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce) as Ansi, the anxious new kid in town; creator and co-executive producer Billy Lopez as Olly Timbers, the adventurous 10-year-old son of a toy maker and a military scientist, and lifelong resident of the Wayne; and Dana Steingold (Avenue Q musical) as Saraline Timbers, Olly’s responsible and more mature little sister.

Additional voice cast members include: Veronica Taylor (Pokémon) as The Spy from Apartment 8-I; Marc Thompson (Pokémon) as Masterson; and Robbie Sublett (The Good Wife) as Flowershirt; Dave Willis (Aqua Teen Hunger Force) as George the Doorman; Dana Snyder (The Thundermans) as Wendell Wasserman; Nikki M. James (BrainDead) as Julia Wiles; Carey Means (Aqua Teen Hunger Force) as Jonah Bishop; Harriett D. Foy (Collateral Beauty) as Clara Rhone; and Charnele Crick (Bocce Ballers) as Goodness.

Guest stars in season one include: Annie Potts (Ghostbusters) as Olympia Timbers; Andrew Rannells (Girls) as Andrei, Alfred Molina (Spider-Man 2) as Albert Molina; Richard Kind (Inside Out) as Harvey Timbers; Emo Philips (Adventure Time) as Dennis O’Bannon; David Hornsby (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) as Leif Bornewell III; Daniel Abeles (Smash) as Randy; and Shannon Walsh (Begin Again) as Madison Payne; and Clarke Thorell (The Americans) as Garrison Payne.

Before the full-length series, Welcome to the Wayne was Nickelodeon’s first digital short-form series, which debuted on official Nickelodeon websites and the Nick Play app in select markets.

Billy Lopez is an Emmy-winning writer and composer from New York City. He has written for shows including Phineas and Ferb and South Park and been head writer on several preschool shows, including The Wonder Pets!, 3rd & Bird! and PBS’s Peg + Cat. Lopez also co-created an adult sitcom for ABC Studios. Michael Pecoriello is an Emmy Award-winning creative leader. He has overseen campaigns for Nickelodeon tent poles Kids’ Choice Awards, Kids’ Choice Sports and the HALO Awards and also served as supervising producer and head writer on animated series Yu-Gi-Oh!.

Fans can immerse themselves in the Wayne by following the official Instagram account to discover more about the show, characters, and mysteries within.

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