Production has officially started for the sequel to the 2001 cult comedy hit Super Troopers, according to Coming Soon. Mustache rides for everyone! A sequel has been rumoured for years so it’s relieving and exciting news for fans of the wildest cops in Vermont that the original members of Broken Lizard are re-uniting with Jay Chandrasekhar sitting in the director’s chair once more. Even more, set photos posted from various members’ Instagram and Twitter accounts are proof that the group is back in business, shooting in a location just outside of Boston, Massachussets.
— Kevin Heffernan (@HeffernanRules) October 24, 2015
First day on Super Troopers 2. pic.twitter.com/tHsrSKdqgE
— Jay Chandrasekhar (@jaychandrasekha) October 23, 2015
Keep running into this cool cat on set. Filming Super Troopers 2 #Foster #WeWorkWeekends A photo posted by Erik Stolhanske (@stolhanske) on Oct 25, 2015 at 1:56pm PDT
A photo posted by Erik Stolhanske (@stolhanske) on Oct 23, 2015 at 7:20am PDT
While a sequel has been trying to get off the ground for some considerable time now, it wasn’t until the tremendously successful Indiegogo campaign this past spring that the production ball really got rolling. The guys behind Broken Lizard- Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Erik Stolhanske, and Paul Soter, started the campaign with an initial goal of $2m and the stipulation that production could only move forward with that amount or more. Within 24 hours however, donations were up to $4.5m, sealing the deal on getting the project officially started.
It was revealed in 2009 that the plot of the sequel would take place just a few months after the original Super Troopers, revolving around a new highway patrol assignment somewhere around the Canadian border. Considering that was six years ago, it’s unsure whether that plot remains the same or if script changes were made. In addition, there is no official release date yet but sometime in 2016 would be a likely possibility. Nonetheless, it’s welcomed news that the comedy group has started shooting and it’s a welcomed sight seeing them back to their old shenanigans.