We know that fans of the cult comedy show “Portlandia” are eager for the show’s return in January 2012. Each day via Twitter and Facebook and coded messages and semaphore, we hear the heart-wrenching pleas of fans yearning for a hint of what happens next. And oh how we desire to answer those pleas with a new crop of sneak peeks, quirky characters, and punchy one-liners. However, the creation of the show is cloaked in the utmost secrecy and only two women know the exact location of the set and they keep the coordinates locked in metal-lined attache cases that are handcuffed to their wrists even when they sleep. Yet we could not leave unanswered the cries of fans clamoring for any hint of what was to come in season two of Carrie Brownstein’s and Fred Armisen’s sketch comedy series. So we did what any dedicated cable network would do: We sent out a rogue reporter in mufti to surreptitiously snap scenes of production. Our intrepid writer-turned-spy journeyed from IFC HQ in New York City to the mythical land of “Portlandia” just to bring you these snap shots. These photos were smuggled in the false bottom of a valise and surreptitiously delivered by trained carrier pigeons and come at a great cost (*pour a little out for the brave dedicated employee*). We hope you enjoy them.
The second season of “Portlandia” kicks off in January 2012