KP: We have wonderful guest stars coming up and great story-lines.
LB: The writing is always good but the bar got raised this year and the plots are more involved and complex.
KP: High stakes is really fun to play. High action. We got Russell Crowe in the first episode.
LB: All the “merry men.” Russell Crowe, Alan Doyle, Kevin Durand and Scott Grimes. They were the merry men in the film, Robin Hood.
tV: Is it a safe bet then to say that this is your favourite episode then?
KP: They're all pretty good. It keeps getting better and better but that was definitely a huge highlight having him on the set for the week. Shannon Tweed is in the third episode so [her husband] Gene Simmons was around.
LB: Victor Garber is back for the third time. He has this character named Garrison Steele. We love him. He's just so much fun to play with. Gordon Pinsent's back for the third year. All the favourite character are back.
We also have a book now. There's a definitive guide to season one and two. If you see this book you'll want to watch the show. It shows you St. John's and that's part of the charm of The Republic of Doyle: that city is a character. When you look at this book you see a place that you'd want to go to. It's really put it on a global map. We're in over a hundred countries now.
tV: What about your characters in particular. Is there anything you can tell about what happens to them?
KP: Well the last season ended with a cliff hanger so the audience won't be disappointed when they see where we left off. It's really worth tuning in for.
LB: Every couple of weeks we get a script so it feels like we're part of this secret club. We get this chapter of this amazing story that keeps unfolding. We all feel really appreciative to be on that show because the crew is fantastic, the producers, Allan (Hawco) is an amazing person to work with. He's just a “wunderkind.” He produces, he's number one on the call sheet, he writes, edits. We don't know when he sleeps.
KP: I don't know if he does sleep.
LB: We hope to have many more seasons and show the world Newfoundland. They're coming in droves. This summer the tourist industry went up by about 30%. They all want to go see “The Duke.” It's putting St. John's on the map in a whole new way.