jacksonpublick (jacksonpublick) wrote,

The March (or May) of Progress...

Hello again…

A belated "Merry Christmas" to you all, and a preemptive "Happy New Year." Apologies for not offering up a Venture Christmas song this season, but we converted to Mayanism earlier this year, so we no longer believed in Christmas and fully believed the world would end on December 21st. Also, we were super-busy with post-production on The Venture Bros. Season 5, as well as with decorating our giant stone calendar and practicing human head soccer.

So now it's back to post-production. Here's where we currently stand with the season: We've already delivered half of the fully finished episodes to the network, and the rest are in various states of post-production. This week we received the rough cut of the final episode from Korea (which is actually the second half of what will be our premiere episode) so I'm spending the day scouring it for errors and typing up retakes notes. Then tonight I'm headed to a final sound mix session for the 6th episode. We'll finish the picture edit for the 7th episode a day or two into the new year and turn it over to our sound engineer, then move on to editing the 8th episode.

Since we're idiots who decided to write and produce our hour-long premiere episode last, we can't start airing until the last episode is finished. I don't currently know exactly when our premiere date is. I've heard it could be as soon as mid-March or as late as early May, but we're racing to get that premiere special done in time for March.

And now that I've seen all of the episodes in one form or another, I can truthfully say it's going to be a great season. The crew in every department of the production really stepped up their game (and new crew members brought new game)--the show's never looked or sounded better. And as writers, Doc and I hit a really great, confident stride that, I think, combines some of the best qualities of seasons past with a uniquely season 5 freshness. A good mix of new characters and old (some of which haven't been seen in quite a while), high adventure in exotic locations and internal strife on the home front. You will like it!

(Incidentally, the guest voices this season include J.K. Simmons, Larry Murphy, Paget Brewster, John Hodgman, Wyatt Cenac, Tim Meadows, Gillian Jacobs, Bill Hader, and the kicking-ass-on-SNL-this-season Kate McKinnon!)

We're also looking ahead to next season. Doc and I have big plans for season 6 and are champing at the bit to get started writing it. But first we have to write the script for our proposed long-form Venture Bros. special. We've got a pretty epic story planned, involving an epic number of cast members in an epic setting, so it's a pretty epic task ahead of us. The story will bridge seasons 5 & 6, so our mission is to tie up a lot of threads from season 5 (and 4, and 3…) and start a few new ones in the process. The sooner we write that, the sooner we'll write season 6--and the sooner we do all this writing, the sooner we'll be back on the air. My hope, as always, is to tighten that interminable gap between seasons--because I don't like waiting to show you new Venture Bros. any more than you like waiting to see new Venture Bros. So wish us luck…

Anyway, I posted a bunch of season 5 screen grabs on my Tumblr, but here's a few more for you LJ loyalists…

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We Love You,


P.S. Thanks for all the cookies.

P.P.S. Happy New Year!!!
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Russian-run LJ has finally run you off to Tumblr? That's it, shut 'er down.

Who's next -- George RR Martin?

Love the screen caps, Santa came late!
Do pardon me for a moment, I'm gonna go somewhere and be incoherent with excitement.
Shiny! Thanks for the previews.
i can't wait!
Oh man we'll get dinosaurs :) sweet!
(I have no idea if comments on here get a reply, but I heard a rumor that Ben Edlund wrote an episode for this season?)
Nope... no Ben Edlund episodes this season. Though he did give me the uncredited germ of an idea or two.


8 years ago

Beautiful shots! Thank you for the update. Love to you both, and to all of the good folks at Titmouse.

Has your Mini recovered from the storm?
It has not. It's been in the body shop for like a month.

and did i see bill from king of the hill in pic 4 background right side of table?

once again thanks for the birthday present on feb. 16th 2003
(official airdate of season 1 on adultswim)
A good ole movie from you guys would be cool (I hope thats the special you talking about) Gosh if Aqua Teen Hunger Force or Tim and Eric could get a movie -- you guys are like Gods to those guys infentessamil (dont know if its spelled right and I dont care) writing.

Anyway thanks for the heads up and screen shots.
i apologize if the pro pic weirds you out, i bought that helmet and wanted to show it off after seeing that you and doc hammer recorded part of season 4 in it and the hulk, ill wear a shirt next time!

Frabjulous day!


December 29 2012, 22:14:56 UTC 8 years ago Edited:  December 30 2012, 01:18:01 UTC

They're off the compound!!

SO looking forward to this season.
Happy Holidays!!!


And dude, totally good luck!!
Thank you so much Jackson!! I love you guys.
Also the background painting looks absolutely amazing, better than ever.
Original Team Venture and Brainulo? More OSI adventures? Pterodactyls?

You guys sure know how to tease us, without a doubt. Definitely looking forward to the new season even more now.
We love you!
I'm so hyped I can't even stand it.
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