For Season 2, the producers of Holey Moley upped the ante even additional, devising a devilishly difficult golf course crammed to the brim with gigantic rubber geese, dragons that blow precise fireplace, and a complete vary of different obstacles. If the good set design wasn’t sufficient, the episodes additionally function animated cameos by Steph Curry. We examine: why does not he seem in-person on the present?
So, why is Steph Curry animated in ‘Holey Moley’?
Season 2 of Holey Moley was designed with adrenaline-loving mini-golf lovers in thoughts. The holes vary from the positively fear-inducing Frankenputt — wherein contestants are punished with gentle electrical shocks every time they miss — to the downright weird Gap Quantity Two.
For an added twist, the six-episode-long collection options animated cameos by MVP-winning basketball participant and golf aficionado Steph Curry.
In a promotional clip introducing the Dragon’s Breath — a hellish setup requiring contestants to avert the specter of being toasted alive due to the fireballs emanating from the freakishly lifelike dragon-shaped prop earlier than placing the ball previous a drawbridge and into the opening — Steph solely options in animated kind.
Likewise, in line with IMDb, he solely offered voiceovers for at the very least two episodes airing in Season 2, together with “I Assume We Simply Made Historical past on Uranus” and “The place the Herd At?”
As one of many govt producers of the present, Wesley Denning informed Actuality Blurred they needed to give you another resolution that’d enable Steph to make an look on the present though he could not be there on the capturing in-person.
The star-status basketball participant broke his left hand in the course of the Golden State Warriors vs. Phoenix Suns recreation held on Oct. 31, 2019. Consequently, he wasn’t allowed to return to work up till early March. The capturing for Season 2 of Holey Moley wrapped up in early March as effectively, Actuality Blurred notes.
The following impediment the creators needed to face turned out to be way more perplexing than a damaged hand. The lockdown restrictions made it inconceivable to shoot dwell scenes with Steph, which is why the producers requested him to offer voiceovers for the animated scenes as a substitute.
“The runner for Season 2 is that Stephen Curry is constructing the final word golf gap, his ‘Tomb of Nefertiti.’ The unique artistic was that all through your entire [season], we will see Stephen on the course, and he is continuously engaged on his gap. It is behind giant partitions, and you’ll see lights, and we go to Steph and he’s there with hammer and nails,” Wes informed Actuality Blurred.
“The day we have been meant to shoot with him, Stephen was unwell, so we scheduled just a few days later for him to return again, and that is when the coronavirus stuff all went down. We shut down the set, we could not get anybody on, there was a whole lockdown,” Wes added.
“If we will not deliver him to the set, and we will not shoot him wherever as a result of the whole lot’s shut down, why do not we animate Stephen Curry?” Wes defined, earlier than including that “we determined to do at a really fast charge is create an animation runner […] continuously describing how he created all these holes.”
Catch new episodes of Holey Moley each Thursday at eight p.m. ET. on ABC.