Welcome back to Blue Mountain State. Alan Ritchson, star of the cancelled Spike TV show, recently discussed the series’ new movie in an interview with Observer.
Ritchson played Kevin “Thad” Castle on the college comedy from 2010 until the series ended in 2011.
In the interview, Ritchson said they were only able to fund the movie because of the show’s popularity on Netflix:
When the show was cancelled and when it was done, I was sort of ready to move on with my life, as I think everyone was. Then we ended up selling the show to Netflix, still relatively early in Netflix’s existence. It exploded in popularity there. It was incredible to see how we were becoming more popular by the day, and we weren’t even making new content.”
He added that the movie allowed them the freedom to add all the material they couldn’t on a network TV show:
Everything is heightened. In doing it as a film, nothing is filtered. Everything we wanted to do on Spike but couldn’t because of cable restrictions—those are gone. I think people will be both shocked, and appalled, and pleased with what we’ve done.”
Blue Mountain State: The Rise of Thadland is available now on demand and on Netflix beginning March 1st.
Watch the trailer below:
What do you think? Are you a fan of Blue Mountain State the series? Will you watch the movie?