Canada’s CBC orders history of Black experience in new docuseries

CBC in Canada has greenlit an eight-part docuseries that aims to explore the history of the Black experience in Canada. Black Life: A Canadian History is from showrunner Leslie Norville and Northwood Entertainment’s Miranda de Pencier, with NHL star PK Subban and his Ugly Duck Productions onboard to executive produce. Joining Subban as exec producer […]

Paramount+ takes flight with Canadian air ambulance drama

ViacomCBS-owned streaming service Paramount+ has ordered Skymed, a new medical drama following the work of the air ambulance service in remote Northern Canada. The 10 x 60-minute series is created by Julie Puckrin and produced by Piazza Entertainment in association with Canadian pubcaster CBC, and CBS Studios, for a 2022 debut. Puckrin will also serve […]

IMDb TV takes US rights to Canada’s ‘Pretty Hard Cases’

Amazon-owned free streamer IMDb TV has picked up Canadian buddy-cop drama series Pretty Hard Cases for an exclusive US debut next month. Originally commissioned by Canadian pubcaster CBC, where it debuted in February, the series is produced by Cameron Pictures in association with CBC and NBCUniversal International Studios, a division of Universal Studio Group. It […]

CBC unveils comedy & drama chiefs for new-look scripted division

Canadian broadcaster CBC has hired two new execs and promoted two others to the key positions in its new-look scripted team, following the exits last year of drama head Helen Asimakis and comedy lead Michelle Daly. CBC restructured its scripted division in November, with four new director positions created to oversee the newly minted development […]

Canada’s CBC revamps scripted with Helen Asimakis & Michelle Daly departing

Canadian pubcaster CBC has restructured its scripted division, with drama head Helen Asimakis and comedy lead Michelle Daly departing as a result. The revamp will see new development and production divisions formed for comedy and drama, with the senior director of comedy and drama roles – which had been held by Asimakis and Daly respectively […]

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