Get ready for more Feminist Bookstore Owner when "Portlandia" Season 3 hits IFC. At the 71st Annual Peabody Awards, series stars Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen both revealed they want more of the word-pedaling ladies.
"We're just about to start writing Season 3," Brownstein told reporters on the Peabody Awards press line. "We felt like things really cohered in Season 2. We got a better sense of what the show was. We had a great writing staff, we had a lot of fun. We're excited to kind of explore more character, I feel like in Season 3."
Brownstein said a lot of what she loves in other TV shows are character-based storylines and that's something she's anxious to explore with the writers for Season 3. "If I had any guess, I have a feeling that we're going to delve further into these people's lives," she said. "Whether it's getting to see the Feminist Book Store Owner's house, or getting into Fred and Carrie's relationship a bit further, we're going to go deep in Season 3."
Armisen agreed that more of the Feminist Bookstore ladies would be great. "There's a guy named Gavin that has big red hair and a red mustache; I want to try something with him," he said.
Could another show tribute, a la Season 2's viral homage to "Battlestar Galactica", be in the cards? Probably not, Armisen said. "That was a lot of good fortune and if we keep doing another show, then that's going to seem like that's the only -- you know," he said. "But something like that with music fans, I don't know."
With Season 3 in the works, "Portlandia" has found a loyal audience, but it's not necessarily a sizable one.
"I think the Peabody Award is sort of an acknowledgement of the quality of the show," Lorne Michaels, executive producer of "Portlandia" (and "SNL"), told reporters. "I think the people that watch it already know that. I think the show is designed for a small audience. I think it exceeds anything else that's ever been on IFC. I think the people who watch it, love it and I think the worst thing that can happen is it gets bigger and has to alter itself to be less pure and less what it is."