Show of the Week: So Long, Marianne

Romantic drama following the love story between Leonard Cohen, the Canadian singer-songwriter perhaps best known for his iconic Hallelujah, and an extraordinary Norwegian woman named Marianne Ihlen. The 8 x 60-minute series is an intimate tale of two lonely people falling in love during a period of their lives when they are trying to figure […]

Canada’s Crave orders first adult animation with Thunderbird’s Atomic Cartoons

Bell Media’s Canadian streamer Crave is moving into adult animation with a new 10-parter from Thunderbird Entertainment’s Atomic Cartoons. Super Team Canada is being produced in partnership by Atomic, which is behind Young Love for Max, and Will Arnett’s Electric Avenue (Snake Oil). The show is in production with a premiere set for 2025 and […]

Bell Media & New Metric strike creative pact with ‘Letterkenny’s Jared Keeso

Bell Media-owned Canadian streamer Crave and local producer New Metric Media have struck a multi-year creative partnership with Letterkenny creator and star Jared Keeso to create new shows for the platform, including spin-offs to the popular comedy. The agreement covers 49 episodes of programming for Crave, including further Letterkenny spin-offs, as well as the development […]

Show of the Week: Late Bloomer

YouTube star Jasmeet Raina (aka Jus Reign) brings “the excitement and absurdity of being a turban-wearing influencer for a decade” to life in this dramatic comedy series, which he says is, in part, “a love letter to my parents’ generation – the immigrants.” Raina, who is the creator, writer and star of Late Bloomer, plays […]

World of Wonder & Blue Ant partner on ‘Drag Race’ reality format ‘Slaycation’

RuPaul’s Drag Race producers World of Wonder are launching a new format, Slaycation, on the company’s WOW Presents Plus service and on Canadian streamer Crave. The six-part unscripted series features six drag queens from across the international Drag Race franchise, as they vacation together at a Canadian winter cabin. Produced by Blue Ant Studios and […]

TBI Scripted: How ‘Good Morning Chuck’ tackles addiction by going niche with heart

Mark Layton speaks to the star and creators of Crave’s Québécois comedy-drama Good Morning Chuck (Or The Art Of Harm Reduction) and how they blended fact and fiction to find the laughter in drug abuse rehabilitation. Hailing from St-Laurent TV and Connect3 Media, and among the latest additions to the Cineflix Rights scripted sales catalogue, […]

Show of the Week: Good Morning Chuck (Or The Art Of Harm Reduction)

Fact meets fiction in this French-language comedy-drama from Quebec that tackles the perils of substance abuse, addiction and rehabilitation with equal doses of humour and compassion. The show is inspired by the life of actor Nicolas Pinson, who stars as the titular Chuck, the host of a popular morning show whose nice guy public persona […]

News round-up: Nine, ProSieben & Viaplay snag Fred’s ‘First On Scene’; Espresso takes in Canadian doc ‘Cynara’; Bomanbridge unveils MIPTV deals

Nine, ProSieben & Viaplay snag Fred’s First On Scene Viaplay, ProSieben and Nine Network in Oz have struck pre-sale deals with Fred Media for its latest series, First On Scene. The show has been produced by WTFN and documents acts caught on camera from America’s bravest news cameramen and women as they capture unexpected real-life […]

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