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Canada’s CraveTV orders OTT original

Scripted-logo-460_2what would sal doCraveTV has ordered What Would Sal Do?, a slacker comedy about a guy who discovers he is the second coming.

The 8x30mins comedy will be written by Andrew De Angelis (Orphan Black) and is the Canadian OTT service’s third Canada-originated original.

It hails from New Metric Media, which made LetterKenny, CraveTV’s first ever original, and DHX Media.

CraveTV service is part Bell Media, which also owns broadcaster CTV.

Its other Canadian original is Russell Peters is the Indian Detective, which will be produced in partnership with free TV net CTV. The show was created by Frank Spotnitz (Man in the High Castle) and will be produced by his Big Light Productions banner.

CraveTV launches new content on a Friday and What Would Sal Do? will launch on Friday March 24.

“Andrew De Angelis has created a provocative satire that explores religious themes and contemporary issues,” said Mike Cosentino, senior VP, CTV and Specialty, Bell Media.

“With fantastic performances from an outstanding cast that includes the inimitable Scott Thompson as a conniving priest, we’re thrilled to add What Would Sal Do? to CraveTV’s growing list of original series.”