It's been 15 years since we first met the whacked-out Vermont State troopers of Super Troopers. In that time the cult cop comedy has accrued an army of fans eager to see them up to new syrup-swilling shenanigans. According to director, co-writer, and co-star Jay Chandrasekhar, they're ready to deliver.
Chandrasekhar tweeted the following on the morning of Sept. 7:
The first film followed five troopers led by Chandrasekhar's "Thorny" Ramathorn as they attempted to keep their fictional Spurbury, VT post open while battling the corrupt local Spurbury police.
The film wasn't well-reviewed but over time the movie developed full-blown cult status, with fans clamoring for a follow-up. Through the years Chandrasekhar floated a number of scenarios including a prequel set in the 1970s, but it appears as though the new film is a sequel.
Super Troopers 2 has been in production in Central Massachusetts and has already filmed around the Quabbin Reservoir. MassLive reported Wednesday that the Broken Lizard crew will be shooting in Southborough, Mass. at the end of September.
There's no exact date available for this sequel's premiere, but Collider reports it's likely to hit theaters in all its syrupy-mustached goodness in 2017.