So I know a lot of ya’ll have been wondering what the heck happened to The Fingerbucket Report!
Well, basically, we went on an unintentional and sudden hiatus following our last aired episode in March due to a variety of reasons:
First and foremost, our producer Jen was battling cancer. The course of treatment was pretty rough, and she found it almost impossible to work. She’s doing much better now, and is eagerly working with our writer/voice-talent to build up a number of new ideas for future episodes of The Report. Yes, there will *definitely* be new episodes. More on that in a moment.
Additionally, our fabulously talented writer/voice-talent Byron found himself doing what he does best: being fabulously talented! A number of projects he’d been working on on the side, suddenly found themselves front and center and he was whisked away all-over the country (from LA to Chicago) to help develop them for full production! Of course, the down-side of being “whisked away” is that he was unable to put any studio time in for Fingerbucket. No studio time = no episodes being recorded. Also, we just found out, that Byron has been cast as Tevya in a Las Vegas summer stock production of “Fiddler on the Roof”! So, his July and August suddenly became fully booked. More info on that HERE.
Finally, and most cool, is that we are currently working with an animator to potentially turn The Fingerbucket Report into an animated web series! That’s right! Animated! This is just in early stages right now, and we’ve got a ways to go yet before it can be fully realized, but we are very excited about this possibility and will continue to keep you updated as it moves forward.
So, what does this mean for the future of The Fingerbucket Report Podcast? Well, as mentioned earlier, there absolutely will be new episodes. When? We’re aiming for Fall 2011. No “official” air date yet. We will make this available as soon as we can settle on something we’re all comfortable with.
So mark your calendars for this Fall 2011 and the triumphant return of The Fingerbucket Report!