TORONTO (August 5, 2014)– The Movie Network announced today its current roster of 14 drama and comedy projects in development, featuring acclaimed writers Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski (Madame Tutli-Putli), Joseph Boyden (Through Black Spruce), and Stephen Tolkin (BROTHERS & SISTERS). The diverse group of stories ranges from historical event series (THE TENDERNESS OF WOLVES, UNCOMMON YOUTH), to provocative character drama FERAL, epic fantasy THE SEIGE, and a comedy about hicks, skids, and hockey players living in Letterkenny, Ontario LETTERKENNY.
“We are thrilled to be working with some of the best and brightest writers and producers in the Canadian production community to develop scripted comedies and dramas for The Movie Network,” said Corrie Coe, Senior Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media. “From engaging contemporary comedies to sweeping historical epics, this development slate is full of exciting prospects for the discerning viewers of The Movie Network.”
In total, The Movie Network currently has 14 drama and comedy projects in development, including three previously announced comedies.