Six months into its run, I started on the second season of Canadian Boys. It’s an established rule of mine that every six months, a new ‘season’ of a series must be begun, and with each one, new characters must be created to keep the series fresh.
Putting this rule into practice, I began on creating a fresh batch of characters for the new second season of Canadian Boys. Two of the new characters were the couple Bracebridge and Sambro, who are somewhat special for probably being the first same-gender couple in the show. Another first is Sambro being the first character in the series to be Scottish, or at least of Scottish descent.
A 15-year-old boy. In love with Sambro, who is 11 years his senior, he has a kind and sweet nature, using a lot of endearing terms in his speech. He feels greatly cared for by Sambro, who also feels cared for by him.
A 26-year-old Scottish-Canadian man. He plays the bagpipes, often travelling around the city to play at such special occasions as ceilidhs and the Highland Games. Like his young boyfriend, he is kind and has a big heart, and his Scottish brogue is frequently peppered with terms of endearment. He feels like Bracebridge cares a great deal for him.
The introduction of Bracebridge and Sambro to the series would start a whole new ongoing trend of Scottish-Canadian characters throughout the franchise, and also open up an important, blazing route for more same-gender couples to be created, thus championing the LGBT+ community and equal love and marriage.