Nickelodeon has picked up comedy-sports series “The Dude Perfect Show” for a second season as the gang gears up for the network’s “Superstar Slime Showdown at Super Bowl,” TheWrap has exclusively learned.
Five best friends, Tyler Toney, Cody Jones, Garrett Hilbert and twins Coby and Cory Cotton, and their panda mascot make up the Dude Perfect crew, who turned the No. 1 Sports Channel on YouTube into a show on Nickelodeon. Together, they have over 40 million fans and followers across social media platforms with over 2.5 billion online video views. Season two of “The Dude Perfect Show” will air on Nickelodeon during the Summer of 2017.
“For Season 2, it’s similar to what we did season one but we’re kind of taking it to the next level with bigger stunts, in the physical sense of the word. It’s kind of an inside look into the new office space we have and what daily life is like there,” Tyler Toney told TheWrap on the phone as he drove from the group’s 25,000 square-foot, action-packed paradise in Dallas to Houston for their Super Bowl special.
Dude Perfect has turned their camaraderie into a global Internet empire based in Dallas, Texas, that has already broken 28 Guinness World Records. Season 2 of “The Dude Perfect Show” will feature larger-than-life stunts including, a slam dunk into the world’s largest basketball hoop from 150 feet away, circumnavigating a minefield of mousetraps or blindly navigating each other through “trust obstacles.”
Rob Dyrdek is a co-producer on the show and Toney explained that the skateboarding legend was a big inspiration for Dude Perfect and they have “adopted” his mentality.
“He’s somebody that we always looked up to as far as a content creator, so we were fortunate enough to spend some time with him and go out to the Fantasy Factory a few times and film a few different things,” Toney said. “The great thing about Rob is that he’s extremely genuine … to be able to have fun in whatever you’re doing is one of the reasons that he’s been successful.”
The Dude Perfect boys will partake in “Superstar Slime Showdown at Super Bowl” special on Feb. 5. The hour-long competition pits teams of NFL athletes and Nickelodeon stars against one another in a series of messy football-themed challenges.
“We’ve created this little challenge that has to deal with making different types of catches using trampolines and pads in different weather scenarios,” Toney said. “It’s kind of taking a little bit of what we do in our videos and putting a little bit of a Dude Perfect twist on it. It should be a lot of fun.”
“The Dude Perfect Show” is produced by Dyrdek and Shane Nickerson for Superjacket Productions.