In every backyard exists a secret world filled with tiny creatures, and The Mighty Ones follows the hilarious misadventures of the smallest of them: a twig, a pebble, a leaf, and a strawberry. Living in the unkempt backyard belonging to a trio of equally unkempt humans – who they mistake for gods – these self-proclaimed Mighty Ones are determined to live largely and have fun in their wild wonderland, despite their diminutive stature.
In season 2, the misadventures of The Mighty Ones continue as they explore their backyard wonderland and learn more about the strange creatures they share it with. A flood forces the group to live as pirates searching for dry land, Rocksy dabbles in a home makeover, and Very Berry makes a new feathery “friend” who may or may not see her as food. These mighty little beings are relatively fearless, a little misguided, and always have each others’ backs come snow, wind, or any atmospheric phenomenon that threatens the yard they call home.
“The Mighty ones” season 2 is now playing on Hulu and Peacock and I recently had the opportunity to interview Twig (Josh Brener): Twig is the sensitive, cautious, and wisest member of the group. He has high aspirations of becoming a Mighty Oak someday, though his always-on-the-go lifestyle with his friends makes it impossible for him to put down roots.
Suffering from residual abandonment issues stemming from the fact that his brother Leaf was once attached to him, Twig reluctantly accompanies his friends on their adventures partly because he’s afraid of being alone, but mostly because he’s dependable. His intellectual attributes are often overshadowed by his structural properties as a crutch, pry bar, or pole in times of dire need, even though he’d prefer to be seen as more than just a tool.
Very Berry (Alex Cazares): Berry is a wild strawberry who left the berry patch to see the world. Wanting more out of life than sunshine and dew like the rest of her clan, she is fearless and ready for any and all adventures. Unfettered by her often superstitious strawberry family or becoming prey to a hungry bird, Berry’s up for just about anything, especially if it’s having fun and causing chaos with her chosen family – the Mighty Ones.
If you are not familiar with either Alex or Josh you are missing out Alex is an amazing voice actor who has done an abysmal of characters. And Josh when he isn’t voicing a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle is acting in movies.
Check out our full interview with both of them!