‘The Hardy Boys’: Interview with Rohan Campbell and Alexander Elliot

Posted in Interviews, TV by - March 01, 2021
‘The Hardy Boys’: Interview with Rohan Campbell and Alexander Elliot

Everyone’s favorite sleuthing detective brothers are back!

Mystery, family secrets, and the pursuit of the truth collide in the new YTV Original series, The Hardy Boys premiering Friday, March 5 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Based on the uber popular books by Franklin W. Dixon, the series is back with two new actors in the iconic roles of Joe and Frank Hardy.

The story follows the brothers as they arrive in the small town of Bridgeport and set out to uncover the truth behind a recent tragedy. Filmed in Toronto and Southern Ontario, the much-anticipated Canadian premiere of The Hardy Boys on YTV follows the series’ highly praised U.S. debut in December 2020 on Hulu.
Canadians can also stream The Hardy Boys live and on demand on STACKTV with Amazon Prime Video Channels.

“For years, kids have grown up with the iconic Hardy Boys in their homes and Corus is proud to continue the longstanding legacy of Frank and Joe with this fresh take on a classic for today’s generation to discover,” said Colin Bohm, Executive Vice President of Content and Corporate Strategy, Corus Entertainment. “ The Hardy Boys is a gripping high-stakes adventure with strong characters portrayed by an incredibly strong cast. The series’ genuine storytelling of a hometown mystery is layered with suspense and intrigue that families will enjoy solving together.”

“After a successful launch on Hulu in the U.S., we are extremely excited to bring The Hardy Boys to Canadian audiences,” said Pam Westman, President, Nelvana. “YTV is the perfect partner to launch this new homegrown iteration of The Hardy Boys that will have viewers of all ages on the edge of their seats.”

The series unfolds after a family tragedy strikes, when Frank Hardy (Rohan Campbell), 16, and his brother Joe (Alexander Elliot), 12, are forced to move from the big city to their parent’s hometown of Bridgeport for the summer. Frank and Joe’s quiet summer quickly comes to a halt when they discover their dad, detective Fenton Hardy (James Tupper) has taken on a secret investigation, leading the boys to take it upon themselves to start an investigation of their own, and suddenly everyone in town is a suspect.

The all-Canadian cast also includes Keana Lyn (as Callie Shaw), Linda Thorson (as Gloria Estabrook), Bea Santos (as Aunt Trudy), Adam Swain (as Chet Morton), Atticus Mitchell (as J.B. Cox), Riley O’Donnell (as Biff Hooper), Cristian Perri (as Phil Cohen), Rachel Drance (as Stacy Baker), Jane Porter (as Laura Hardy), and Stephen R. Hart (as The Tall Man).

Our Bonnie Laufer had an engaging and fun chat via ZOOM with Rohan Campbell and Alexander Elliot, the two stars of The Hardy Boys.

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Bonnie is a 25-year broadcast entertainment reporter currently on CH Morning Live and on her YouTube channel. She's heard weekly on Sirius XM as on the Ward & Al Show. She's interviewed more than 20,000 celebs, including Angelina Jolie, Barbra Streisand, George Clooney, Jennifer Aniston, Brad Pitt and Oprah Winfrey,
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