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'Eagleheart' reportedly renewed, produced by Pelham grad Jason Woliner
Adult Swim reportedly renewed the hysterically twisted "Eagleheart" this week, and one of its executive producers, Pelham High School grad Jason Woliner, celebrated Thursday in a chat with Newsday Westchester.
Woliner, who launched his showbiz career as a child actor on PBS' "Shining Time Station," has become one of Hollywood's most respected comedy directors. "Human Giant," "Parks and Recreation" and recent stand-up specials by Aziz Ansari and Patton Oswalt are just a few of his recent credits.
"Eagleheart" stars Chris Elliott ("Get a Life") as U.S. Marshal Chris Monsanto, who fights crime with the help of his three trusty partners: Susie (Maria Thayer of "Forgetting Sarah Marshall"), Brett (Brett Gelman of "Go On") and gratuitous violence.
Woliner, who has been featured as one of Newsday Westchester's Hudson Valley Tweets of the Week, told me he'd been reasonably confident "Eagleheart" would return for a third season before this week's unofficial announcement.
"We'd been hearing rumblings for a little while that they were going to pick up the show but nothing official," Woliner told me Thursday morning. "They we got word a few weeks ago that it was happening but some things were — and are — still being worked out. But then Chris Elliott got the go-ahead to announce it on Letterman, so the cat was basically out of the bag, and skinned, and then killed by curiosity, and other things people say."
A spokeswoman for Adult Swim told Newsday Westchester that "Eagleheart" hasn’t been officially renewed for a third season, but Elliott and Woliner were confident enough in the progress to share the news.
Woliner said he already has met with "Eagleheart" creators Michael Koman and Andrew Weinberg to brainstorm ideas for the next season, "But we've really only just begun. We'll lock ourselves in a room and start really writing soon."
Devout fans of "Eagleheart" can't help but wonder, though: Will Susie's testosterone-infused alter ego, Little Dude, return?
"Little Dude holds a special place in our hearts for sure," Woliner mused. "No word on whether we'll see him again this year."