By KAYLEE BREWSTER
“Idaho Boys” has returned to represent the creators’ great state on screen.
The web comedy series’ second season is set to come out this week on the Idaho Boys’ Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. Its creators describe the show as a “redneck ‘Arrested Development’ ” about three politically diverse and dysfunctional brothers working to save their family farm. It is written and produced by former Potlatch residents and brothers Cameron Crain and James Russell and contains scenes from the Palouse. The men also play two brothers in the series, Crain as Troy and Russell as Jerry.
This season features four webisodes, each about 7 to 8 minutes in length. Besides an online premiere, the new season screened last weekend in Reno, Nev., with the cast and crew in attendance. Interviews filmed at the premiere can be viewed on the Idaho Boys social media pages. Crain said there are plans to bring “Idaho Boys” to Lewiston for a screening sometime this summer.
The series premiered on the Idaho Boys Facebook page in 2017, and the first season’s videos received more than 100,000 views.
Its creators continue to pursue options for taking the show to the next level on a larger platform.
“We are pursuing investment for producing either a full TV season of streaming content, or a full-length feature,” Crain said in an email. “Before we get too far along with that process, we need to collect more data. That’s why these screenings will be important.”
A 2018 story about “Idaho Boys” can be found at inland360.com.