Coroner is the #1 New Canadian English-Language Drama of the 2018/19 Broadcast Season

CBC Media Center, February 1, 2019

Out of the gate, audiences in Canada and the UK are embracing the new CBC original drama series CORONER. In Canada, the series bowed as the highest-rated new drama series premiere on CBC in more than four years. According to Numeris confirmed data, CORONER reached 2 million in Canada and delivered an average minute audience of more than one million viewers for each episode on CBC*, with the series ranking in the top 30 television programs in English Canada for two consecutive weeks. In the UK, CORONER premiered as Universal TVʼs highest-ever rated series launch.

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Women Behind Canadian TV: Nathalie Younglai

The TV Junkies, February 11, 2019

It’s easy to tell people to go out and make diverse content, but real change won’t happen until more and more diverse people are actually hired in meaningful positions behind the scenes. That’s something writer Nathalie Younglai has realized after working in the TV industry on various shows such as Coroner and Bellevue...

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Coroner: Noelle Carbonne and Sean Reycraft talk "All's Well"

The TV Junkies, February 4, 2019

It’s been clear from the start that Coroner is a series about Jenny Cooper (Serinda Swan). Yes, there may be cases to solve and murderers to be caught, but at its core, the CBC drama is about one woman’s journey. This fact was abundantly clear as Jenny and her family gathered for the Thanksgiving holiday on this week’s episode, “All’s Well,” written by Noelle Carbone and directed by Winnifred Jong. She hosted a group of people that included her dad (Nicholas Campbell) and mother-in-law (Arsinee Khanjian), but took quite a turn after a plumbing issue caused her work life and personal life to collide in the worst possible way.

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Coroner: Seneca Aaron and Wendy “Motion” Brathwaite Talk “Confetti Heart”

The TV Junkies, February 11, 2019

Itʼs never an easy feat to tackle a timely and charged topic, but thatʼs exactly what Coroner did in this weekʼs episode. The story behind Jennyʼs (Serinda Swan) first inquest is sure to spark many conversations among viewers, and thatʼs exactly what the team behind the CBC drama series wanted. In “Confetti Heart,” written by Seneca Aaron and directed by Sherren Lee, Jennyʼs first inquest looks into a police shooting that also causes Detective McAvoy (Roger Cross) to examine his ties to both the community and the police force. The episode also features a powerful guest starring turn from Jully Black.

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Coroner: Serinda Swan reveals 5 secrets from the set of the dark drama

BT TV, February 4, 2019

Inspired by M.R. Hallʼs Jenny Cooper novels, Universal TVʼs new drama series Coroner is a smart and original take on the TV procedural format. Serinda Swan (Ballers, Inhumans) stars as Jenny, a former ER doctor who becomes a coroner after the sudden death of her husband - which we see in the very first scene of episode 1. "We hit the ground running. We donʼt show her life beforehand in great detail and then have the big change or tragedy at the end of the first episode or halfway through the series. It strikes in the first 15 seconds of the show," Serinda told BT TV.

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CBCʼs “Coroner” becomes Highest-Rated Drama Series

Blouin Artinfo, February 7, 2019

CBC has recently announced that “Coroner,” co-produced by Muse, Back Alley, and Cineflix, has become the highest-rated drama series launch in four years. Numeris, the Canadian audience measurement organization, confirmed that “Coroner” reached two million in Canada and delivered an average minute audience of more than one million viewers for each episode on CBC. In the UK, “Coroner” premiered as Universal TVʼs highest-ever rated series launch.

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Roger Cross plays “a complicated man” on CBCʼs ‘Coronerʼ

eBoss Canada, January 15-19, 2019

“I think whatʼs great about the Jenny Cooper character is this is what Mac used to be when he came in: so gung-ho and do everything right, trying to save the world and solve the crime and get that bad guy no matter what..."

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Spotlight on Lovell Adams-Gray

eBoss Canada, January 15-19, 2019

"...We had always been passionate about acting, but didnʼt really know how to pursue it. So we decided to go through our school, put on plays and perform..."

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Coroner: Ehren Kassam on his beard, the butterfly stroke and working with Serinda Swan

TV, Eh?, February 1, 2019

A beard almost stood in the way of Ehren Kassam landing the role of Jenny Cooperʼs (Serinda Swan) son Ross on CBCʼs crime drama Coroner. You see, Kassam is 21, and Ross was originally supposed to be 16. “They were just a little skeptical about choosing me because I was a little bit older than the character they were going for,” says Kassam. “And they did want to cast it authentic.” But, despite his status as a legal adult, he was called in for a chemistry test with Swan and the results upended any reservations the showʼs producers may have had.

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Morwyn Brebner and Adrienne Mitchell talk CBC's Coroner

The Televixen, January 13, 2019

Great news for Canadian TV! Coroner came out of the gate strong with its premiere on CBC last Monday night... I spoke with series creators and executive producers Adrienne Mitchell and Morwyn Brebner Friday about Coroner. In the first part of our chat, we talk about adapting M. R. Hall‘s books for television.

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Coroner: Showrunner Morwyn Brebner and director Adrienne Mitchell on bringing “real” Jenny Cooper to TV

TV Eh?, January 18, 2019

There’s something a little different about Jenny Cooper (Serinda Swan), the lead character of CBC’s new drama series, Coroner. Like most crime procedural protagonists, Cooper—the creation of British novelist M.R. Hall—is troubled and going through some tough times, most notably, the sudden death of her hard-gambling and secretly destitute husband.

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CBC’s Coroner cuts deep into mental illness

The Vancouver Courier, January 29, 2019

Jenny Cooper isnʼt a real person, but you wouldnʼt know it from the way Serinda Swan talks about her...
...The Vancouver-born actress portrays Dr. Jenny Cooper on Coroner, the CBCʼs Toronto-shot crime procedural based on the series of books by British novelist Matthew Hall. Coroner — which premiered earlier this month —follows the personal and professional exploits of Dr. Cooper in the aftermath of her husbandʼs unexpected death.

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Coroner “Scattered” Preview + Morwyn Brebner and Adrienne Mitchell Interview

The Televixen, January 20, 2019

On Monday’s new Coroner, Jenny and Mac take on a case that’s much more than it initially seems after the discovery of a dismembered victim.

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Coroner “Quick or Dead” Preview + Morwyn Brebner and Adrienne Mitchell Talk Casting

The Televixen, January 27, 2019

Monday night on Coroner, in the finale of a two-part arc, Jenny is pushed to the breaking point over the course of a very long day.

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Coroner Puts a Priority on Highlighting Diverse Voices On and Off Screen

The TV Junkies, January 28, 2019

Toronto is one of the most diverse and multicultural cities in the world, and yet, many of the television series set there over the years have not accurately reflected that fact on screen. The creative forces behind CBC’s newest drama series Coroner, airing Mondays at 9 p.m., were going to be sure that the Toronto they know and love, the one that is culturally diverse, was accurately reflected on and off screen.

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Coroner: Morwyn Brebner and Adrienne Mitchell Talk “Quick or Dead”

The TV Junkies, January 28, 2019

Every week of Coroner just keeps building and growing the world of Dr. Jenny Cooper (Serinda Swan), pulling viewers in deeper and deeper into the stories and characters along the way. This week’s episode of the CBC drama, “Quick or Dead,” written by Wendy MOTION Brathwaite and Morwyn Brebner and directed by Adrienne Mitchell, was no different.

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Coroner: Serinda Swan on destigmatizing Jenny’s anxiety and what’s coming in the second half of the season

TV EH, January 25, 2019

There is a moment in the next episode of Coroner where Jenny Cooper, played by Serinda Swan, suffers a panic attack while working a crime scene. She ducks into an alleyway and tries to talk herself down, all the while struggling to breathe. From first constricted intake of breath to last grounding exhale, the scene takes up nearly two minutes of air time—time that many other crime procedurals would dedicate to dead bodies and case solving.

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Coroner: Morwyn Brebner and Adrienne Mitchell Talk “Bunny”

The TV Junkies, January 14, 2019

In the end, it seems that secrets always come out. No matter how hard you try to hide them. That was certainly the case on this week’s episode of CBC’s Coroner, as Jenny’s (Serinda Swan) son Ross (Ehren Kassam) learned the truth about the debt his father left behind when died.

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Coroner is CBC's most-watched drama premiere in four years

Playback, January 25, 2019

Among the CBC’s other new shows, original drama Coroner (Muse Entertainment/Back Alley Films/Cineflix Studios) garnered the largest AMA and reach on its premiere. The procedural debuted on Jan. 7 at 9 p.m. to an average audience of 1,051,000, making it CBC’s most-watched drama premiere in four years. In total, the show’s first episode reached an audience of over 2 million Canadians.

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Coroner Stars Serinda Swan and Roger Cross Discuss Their New Series

The Televixen, January 7, 2019

Coroner, a new CBC crime thriller, kicks off its eight-episode debut season tonight. We had a chance to sit down with series stars Serinda Swan (Dr. Jenny Cooper) and Roger Cross (Det. Donovan “Mac” McAvoy) in Toronto to discuss their roles and what really set this show apart from other projects theyʼve worked on.

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Coronerʼs Serinda Swan on the Importance of Portraying Jennyʼs Struggles On Screen

The TV Junkies, January 14, 2019

Jenny Cooper is a woman trying to pick up the pieces of her life, and keep it together enough to move on in her job as Torontoʼs new coroner. And really, who among us canʼt relate to that? Arenʼt we all just constantly trying to keep it together and make it through the day? For Jenny, itʼs proving to be much harder than anticipated though, especially since she recently discovered that her husband left behind all kinds of money issues for her to deal with. In last weekʼs premiere episode of Coroner, airing Mondays at 9 p.m. ET on CBC, Jenny could be seen dealing with those issues, as well as her problems with anxiety, as she listened to self help tapes and took a prescribed medication. By showing this side to Jenny, as well as her ongoing sessions with a therapist, Coroner is depicting a struggle faced by many, and in the process helping to end the stigma around mental health.

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Serinda Swan on her CBC series Coroner and why Canadian actors in L.A. should come home

TV, Eh?, January 4, 2019

...Now Swan is back in Toronto, on the other side of the law in CBCʼs new drama Coroner. Debuting on Monday at 9 p.m., the drama—based loosely on the books by M.R. Hall—stars Swan as Dr. Jenny Cooper, a recently widowed new coroner who investigates suspicious, unnatural or sudden deaths in Toronto. Created by Morwyn Brebner (Saving Hope) and produced by Muse Entertainment, Back Alley Films and Cineflix Studios, Coroner features Roger Cross as homicide detective Donovan McAvoy; Lovell Adams-Gray as pathologist Dr. Dwayne Allen; Tamara Podemski as Alison Trent, Jennyʼs assistant; Kiley May as River Baitz, Dr. Allenʼs assistant; and Ehren Kassam as Ross, Jennyʼs son. I chatted with Swan and Cross during CBCʼs winter media day in November.

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Tournage en anglais pour Éric Bruneau

Les auteurs de Coroner ont étoffé le personnage du comédien québécois
Le Journal de Montréal, January 6, 2019

Au départ, Éric Bruneau pensait avoir huit jours de tournage pour Coroner, la nouvelle série médico-policière de CBC. Finalement, ce nombre a triplé tellement son personnage a gagné en importance.

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Vancouver's Serinda Swan gets real in new CBC drama Coroner

Vancouver Sun, January 7, 2019

Swan felt Cooper, the lead in the new CBC drama Coroner, had an internal life that was also ripe for dissection. “I really want to keep her as human as possible. I donʼt want her to be a coroner that happens to be a person. I wanted her to be a person who happens to be a coroner,” Swan said she told Coroner execuitve producer and director Adrienne Mitchell and showrunner/creator Morwyn Brebner when they were discussing the role.

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Speaking for the dead

Drama Quarterly, January 7, 2019

Morwyn Brebner, showrunner of CBC series Coroner, tells DQ about making the Canadian drama – from adapting Matthew Hallʼs series of novels and casting Serinda Swan in the lead role to the collaborative nature of making television.

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The Long & Short of a Career

Toronto Star - Sunday, December 16, 2018

Cuting her hair changed the kinds of roles Serinda Swan took on, including CBC's new drama Coroner.

Serinda Swan could likely write a graduate thesis on the cultural wight that society puts on hair. After all, when th eVancouver native chopped off her signature flowing locks she inadvertently started a social experiment that changed the trajectory of her career.

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Serinda Swan To Star In CBC Drama Series ‘Coroner’

Deadline Hollywood, June20, 2018

Former Inhumans star Serinda Swan has been tapped to star in CBC’s upcoming drama series Coroner, created by Morwyn Brebner (Saving Hope).

Inspired by M.R. Hall’s best-selling book series, Coroner centers on a newly appointed coroner investigating suspicious deaths in Toronto. Production will begin in late summer 2018 in and around Toronto with the series set to premiere on CBC in winter 2019.

Swan will play the title role of Jenny Cooper, a brave, determined yet vulnerable coroner driven by an intense desire for the truth. A former ER doctor and recently widowed mother, the passing of her beloved husband has unlocked a primal connection to death, tied to a secret in her past that is only now coming to the surface. She loves her son more than life itself and strives to support him while also trying to take care of herself.

Coroner is produced by Muse Entertainment and Back Alley Films. Swan most recently starred as Medusa in Marvel’s Inhumans and also as Anne Bancroft in Ryan Murphy’s Feud. She’s repped by APA, Elevate Entertainment, Performers Management in Canada, and Felker Toczek Suddleson Abramson.


Street Legal, Coroner Jenny Cooper series join CBC-TV's 2018-19 slate

Public broadcaster unveils 17 new, 36 returning productions including: Coroner (winter 2019): an hourlong procedural series based on former barrister-turned-acclaimed crime writer M.R. Hall's bestselling Jenny Cooper novels, about a former ER doctor newly appointed as a coroner investigating suspicious deaths.

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WGN America secures the U.S. rights to Muse Entertainment and Back Alley films' Gripping original series 'Bellevue'

Star Anna Paquin Executive Produces Original Series, Alongside Creators Jane Maggs and Adrienne Mitchell, with Janis Lundman, Michael Prupas, Morwyn Brebner and Jesse Prupas

Los Angeles, CA – WGN America announced today that it has acquired the U.S. rights to the compelling original drama series “Bellevue,” starring Academy® and Golden Globe® winner Anna Paquin (“True Blood,” “Roots”), who executive produces alongside creators/showrunners Jane Maggs (“The Offering”) and producer/director Adrienne Mitchell (“Bomb Girls,” "Durham County”). The eight-episode, one-hour drama is produced by Muse Entertainment and Back Alley Film Productions and also stars Shawn Doyle (“House of Cards,” “Fargo”) and Allen Leech (“Downton Abbey,” The Imitation Game). “Bellevue” will premiere in early 2018 on WGN America.

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Anna Paquin drama Bellevue heading to WGN America

Entertainment Weekly - July 31, 2107

Anna Paquin’s run on True Blood as Sookie ended in 2014, but American audiences can expect to see her lead another show very soon. WGN America has acquired the rights to the Paquin-lead series Bellevue, the network announced Monday. After its February debut in Canada, the original series commissioned by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation will premiere on its new network in early 2018.

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Anna Paquin Drama 'Bellevue' Acquired by WGN America

The Hollywood Reporter - July 31, 2017

The cable network is transitioning out of scripted originals and into low-cost acquisitions. WGN America 2.0 is starting to take shape. The cable network, which is exiting the scripted originals space, has acquired linear rights to Canadian drama Bellevue, starring Anna Paquin. Fresh off canceling all of its scripted originals — including the well-rated critical darling Underground — WGN America is turning instead to low-cost acquisitions like the Muse Entertainment drama, which marks its first pickup since seeing network president Matt Cherniss exit.

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'True Blood's Anna Paquin stars in new CBC drama series Bellevue

Allen Leech (Downton Abbey) and Shawn Doyle (House of Cards) also star

Monday, August 29, 2016 – CBC, Muse Entertainment and Back Alley Film Productions today announced that Academy® and Golden Globe® award-winning actress Anna Paquin (True Blood, Roots, Margaret, Alias Grace) will star in BELLEVUE, a new 8 x one-hour drama series premiering on CBC in winter 2017. Actors Allen Leech (Downton Abbey, The Imitation Game, Rome) and Shawn Doyle (House of Cards, Big Love, Fargo) will star alongside Paquin in the series. Created by exciting new voice Jane Maggs and veteran producer/director Adrienne Mitchell, BELLEVUE is commissioned by CBC and produced by Muse Entertainment (The Kennedys, Tut) and Back Alley Film Productions (Durham County, Bomb Girls). Filming begins September 19 in and around Montreal.

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Bomb Girls: Facing the Enemy added to Netflix US

Back Alley is pleased to announce that Bomb Girls: Facing the Enemy is coming to Netflix US in late November. The MOW joins Seasons 1 and 2 of the series on the streaming service.

'EXTRA! EXTRA! Bomb Girls - Facing the Enemy airs March 27 on Global

Shaw Media - March 6

Following tonight’s ET Canada Live reveal, Global is pleased to announce that the final chapter of the beloved series Bomb Girls, Bomb Girls – Facing the Enemy, airs on Thursday, March 27 at 8 pm ET/PT.

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'Bomb Girls' movie debut set: Will there be more?

TV Guide Canada - March 6

Bomb Girls fans can finally lower their save-the-show propaganda placards because the big movie finale finally has an air date: March 27. But will a 90-minute MOW really satiate fans? Judging by the campaigns, letters and phone calls, not to mention the custom made Lego art sent to series showrunner Adrienne Mitchell, probably not.

While the film offering is better than fans of most cancelled shows get, it’s not going to tie up all of the loose ends left wide open in Season 2 due to time constraints and the limitations of scripting an actual feature project. “In 88 minutes, you’re not going to be able to give everybody fair due and there will be disappointments,” Mitchell tells TV Guide Canada. “There will be people who will be thrilled, but we wanted to stay with the main core cast.”

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Bomb Girls wins Gracie Award for Outstanding Drama

February 27, 2013

Muse Entertainment and Back Alley Film Productions are proud to acknowledge that Bomb Girls won the Gracie Award for Outstanding Drama in recognition of the show’s superior quality in writing and production. Bomb Girls along with other national and grand award winners will be honored at the 38th Annual Gracie Awards Gala to be held on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA.

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Q&A with “Bomb Girls” Executive Producer Janis Lundman

York University Alumni Archive - January 24, 2013

Q: Over the past three decades Back Alley Films has created, produced and financed award-winning film and television. What is the secret to your success?

I’m very curious about the world around me, about people, politics, religion, art and music. I’m always trying to understand what makes the world tick, and what makes people tick. Also if something interests me or grabs my attention I try to learn more about it. That’s how I form different ideas and content. I follow that instinct.

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Bomb Girls Nominated for Seven Canadian Screen Awards

January 15th 2013 - Back Alley has brought in a whopping 6 nominations (plus 1 digital nomination) at the Canadian Screen Awards for Bomb Girls. The new award, given by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television is a merger of film's Genie Awards with television's Geminis. The awards that celebrate the best and brightest in Candian cinema, televisions and digital media will be presented at a live broadcast, Sunday March 3rd at 8pm on CBC.

Bomb Girls garnered nominations in the following categories:

Best Dramatic Series
Best Direction in a Dramatic Series – Adrienne Mitchell
Best Photography in a Dramatic Program or Series - Eric Cayla
Best Production Design or Art Direction in a Fiction Program or Series - Aiden Leroux
Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role – Meg Tilly
Best Costume Design – Joanne Hansen
Best Cross-Platform Project – Fiction – Bomb Girls Interactive

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CTV Orders Original Edgy, New Original Scripted Drama 'Played'

From Back Alley Film Productions and Muse Entertainment Enterprises

January 10, 2013 - Welcome to the world of highly skilled and brave detectives who give the word "undercover" a whole new meaning. Phil King, President, CTV Programming and Sports, announced today that CTV has ordered a new Canadian drama series from award-winning Back Alley Film Productions and critically acclaimed Muse Entertainment Enterprises. CTV has ordered thirteen, one-hour episodes of PLAYED (working title), an ensemble, procedural police drama that follows the activities of the CIU (Covert Investigations Unit), a Toronto-based police unit that goes undercover to infiltrate criminal organizations. In each episode, the detectives perform a high-wire, nerve-wracking act that requires a serious confidence game as they go undercover and convince the bad guys that, they too, are criminals - all the while trying to prevent their jobs from corroding their own lives.

PLAYED is developed for television by Gemini Award winning executive producers Adrienne Mitchell and Janis Lundman (BOMB GIRLS, DURHAM COUNTY), Emmy®-Award nominated Michael Prupas (THE KENNEDYS, BEING HUMAN), and Greg Nelson (SAVING HOPE), who is creator and co-showrunner with Mitchell. PLAYED is set to begin production in Toronto this spring.

"PLAYED is a suspenseful, adrenaline-filled ride," said Phil King, President, CTV Programming and Sports "This ensemble series will show viewers a gritty and modern take on the gruelling life of undercover cops."

"PLAYED is a contest of wits between undercover cops and their targets. It's about selling yourself as authentic, the anticipation of whether or not the target buys you, and the threat of what they'll do to you if they don't," said executive producers Janis Lundman and Adrienne Mitchell of Back Alley Films.

"PLAYED will bring audiences into the world of undercover cops in a way that they have never seen before. It is completely original and explosive. We are extremely appreciative of the enthusiastic support of CTV in launching this series in a very competitive scheduling environment," said Michael Prupas, President and CEO of Muse Entertainment.

PLAYED sees the CIU (Covert Investigations Unit) take on a new case and target each week. The unit designs the operation and executes each case undercover as they infiltrate criminal worlds, collect evidence, and make arrests. The undercover CIU detectives build relationships with bad guys, whether coaxing confessions, buying drugs and guns in covert sting operations, infiltrating high finance scams, or immersing themselves with a crew of bank robbers. Today's fast-paced times demand equally rapid detective work: these cops work quickly, plunging into the deep end and into high stakes scenarios with short, intense timeframes. Then, after posing as various criminals, the members of the CIU flip the switch and try and go home to their "normal" lives as spouses and parents.

PLAYED is produced by Muse Entertainment Enterprises and Back Alley Film Productions in association with Bell Media. Executive producers are Adrienne Mitchell, Janis Lundman, Michael Prupas, and Greg Nelson, who is also creator of the series. Adrienne Mitchell and Greg Nelson are co-showrunners. 


Bomb Girls Season 1 DVD Released in Canada

October 31st 2012- The DVD of Bomb Girls Season 1 is now available online and in stores for Canadian fans. The 6 episode, 3 DVD set includes the following bonus features:

Audio Commentaries:
- EPISODE 1, Adrienne Mitchell, co-creator and director
- EPISODE 6, Michael MacLennan, co-creator and writer
Making of

The french version will be available in Canada starting November 6th 2012.

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Bomb Girls Hits Its Target with Critics

REELZ - The reviews are in, and Bomb Girls is being shown the love by critics including four stars from the New York Daily News. Bomb Girls premieres tonight at 10p ET and 10p PT.

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Bomb Girls Heads Back Into Production

Amber Dowling, TV Guide Canada Online- 8/15/2012

New character added for second season of Canadian drama.

It’s official—Canadian series Bomb Girls is back in production on its second season in and around Toronto, with one notable addition. Gemini-winner Michael Seater (Life with Derek) joins the cast as Ivan, an outgoing and charming factory worker at Victory Munitions who is bound to catch the eye of several ladies working the line. He joins returning Season 1 stars Meg Tilly, Jodi Balfour, Lorna Corbet, Antonio Cupo, Ali Liebert, Charlotte Hegele and Vera Burr.

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ReelzChannel picks up Bomb Girls

May 30th 2012 - US cable network ReelzChannel has added Bomb Girls to their Fall Lineup.

From Deadline Hollywood: "The network just picked up the Ken Follett miniseries World Without End and now is adding another mini, a docu-series and a scripted series to the lineup beginning in the fall. The newly announced miniseries, Barabbas, is a four-parter that follows the life of the man who in the Bible was spared because of the crucifixion of Christ. The docu-series Beverly Hills Pawn, from Asylum Entertainment, is set at a luxury shop where Hollywood’s elite go for cash. The original series Bomb Girls, meanwhile, stars Meg Tilly and takes place during World War II when women risked their lives in a munitions factory in support of the war."

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Meg Tilly takes home Leo Award for Bomb Girls

VANCOUVER, May 27th 2012 - Meg Tilly earned the award for the Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series in Bomb Girls but couldn't be in Vancouver because of theatrical commitments. Her award was accepted by Bomb Girls costar Ali Liebert.

But Tilly, who is a BC mainstay sent a note. "I am in Toronto raging around the stage in my second show of the day in a restricting garment getting a bit pungent," she wrote before going on to praise this province's film and television community.

The Leo awards recognize artistic excellence in British Columbia's film and television performers and programs.

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Bomb Girls Actresses Nominated for Leo Awards

VANCOUVER - British Columbia based actresses Meg Tilly and Ali Liebert have been nominated for their performances in Bomb Girls at the Leo Awards. Created by the Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Foundation of BC, the Leo awards recognize artistic excellence in British Columbia's film and television performers and programs. Meg Tilly is nominated for Best Lead Performance in a Dramatic Series for her portrayal of factory matron Lorna, and Ali Liebert is nominated as Best Supporting Performance in a Dramatic Series for her work as Betty. The winners will be announced at the Leo Awards Gala Ceremony on May 26th.

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Two Nominations for Bomb Girls at Monte Carlo TV Festival

MONACCO - Bomb Girls has been nominated for two Golden Nymph awards at the Monte Carlo Television Festival. The international competition has recognized Bomb Girls in the "Best Mini Series" category, and star Meg Tilly has been nominated as "Outstanding Actress." The ceremony and announcement of winners will take place in Monte Carlo during the Television festival from June 10th - 14th.

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Shaw Media Renews Global Original Miniseries, Bomb Girl

TORONTO, February 7, 2012 – Today, Shaw Media announced the renewal of the country’s breakout original hit, Bomb Girls. With the initial six-part miniseries concluding tomorrow on Global at 8pm ET/PT, the Canadian wartime drama has been green lit for 12 new episodes. Development on the additional episodes will begin shortly and start of production will be announced at a later date

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Shooting Bomb Girls With Eric Cayla csc

Fanen Chiahemen, The Canadian Society of Cinematographers- 4/02/2012

"To me it’s not just about the look and the lighting when you're a cinematographer for television, it's to tell the story. You're there to support the directors, writers, producers, and give them ideas on how you can shoot a scene and have all the shots needed to tell the story and to give a scene a lot of rhythm. So if you spend hours on lighting, you're beside the track, and it’s not worth it. To me that's the challenge of a cinematographer on a television series more than on a feature," Cayla says....

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Bomb Girls

from The Mind Reels - 06/01/2012

It’s amazing. I was just saying last night how fantastic Canadian television has been of late. We have Lost Girl, Flashpoint, Sanctuary, Warehouse 13, Degrassi, Rookie Blue. The list goes on. And tonight it just got bigger. Global television and Shaw Media took us back in time to the Toronto of the 1940s. There’s a war on, and most of the men have gone to the front, leaving a gap in the work force, and women, who weren’t allowed to fight found other ways to join the war effort and make money to help their family survive.

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Press Release - Canada Loves Bomb Girls


Bomb Girls, Global’s latest original production made a huge impression last night garnering over 1.4 million viewers (2+, national) for its premiere broadcast. The first episode of the six-part miniseries won its timeslot nationally, 2+ and in the key Adults 18-49 (455,400) demographic, marking a triumphant start to the New Year.

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TV Wednesday: Bomb Girls

CHRIS LACKNER, Post Media News. 4/01/2012

Bomb Girls blasts away all the negative cliches that exist about Canadian television. Ambitious, intelligent and rewarding, the miniseries is exactly what our original TV should strive for: high-end production values, great storytelling, sharp casting, and the exploration of something that is definitively our own.

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The Firm, Bomb Girls topline Global’s winter sked

KATIE BAILEY, Playback, 13/12/2011

Premiering Wednesday, Jan. 4 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, Bomb Girls follows the lives of Canadian women working in munitions factories during WWII. The series was produced by Montreal prodcos Muse Entertainment and Back Alley Films.

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TV series honours work of Canada's 'bomb girls'

HILLARY DUFF, Postmedia News, 13/12/2011

Former 'bomb girl' Helen Rapp attends the screening for the upcoming six-part series Bomb Girls in Ottawa, Dec. 6, 2011.

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Airdate for 'Girls'

GREG DAVID, TV Guide, 6/12/2011

Global Television has finally got a target date for its home-grown project Bomb Girls. The network revealed Monday that the six-part period piece about Canadian women working in a Second World War munitions factory will debut Jan. 4.

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From baking apple pies to making bombs

JESSICA SMITH, Metro, 6/12/2011

“It’s a fascinating time in our history, when we came into our own as a country and women came into their own as understanding the power that they wielded in society,” said producer and head writer Michael MacLennan.

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Women  and TV: They've Come a Long Way - Maybe

KATE TAYLOR, The Globe and Mail, 10/8/2011

Co-creator and Executive Producer on the award-winning series Durham County, Janis Lundman is currently Executive Producer on her new series, Bomb Girls that will air on Global Television in early d international markets. Back Alley Films’ latest series Bomb Girls is co-produced with Muse Entertainment Enterprises.

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Award Winning Director Adrienne Mitchell at the Helm Directing New Series BOMB GIRLS


TORONTO – Back Alley Film Productions Ltd. is pleased to announce that DGC Winner and2011 DGC nominee, Adrienne Mitchell will be at the helm directing both the premier and second episode of BOMB GIRLS, a new six-part mini series about WOrld War lll women at work in a munitions factory.

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Meg Tilly


It's been busy. So much has happened since I last wrote I barely know where to start. I guess I'll just dive right in. Here I sit, am back in Toronto. It was still dark outside when I awoke. I had hoped that it was a temporary awakening and that I would be able to roll over and go back to sleep, but my mind started spinning on a million things and the next thing I knew I had left the cozy warmth of my bed and the symphony of my husbands gentle snores, to come into the kitchen and write an email to a friend about a book he lent me....

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Durham County Season 3 receives Gemini Award for Best Achievement in Casting

AUGUST 31, 2011

Congratulations to MArissa Richmind, Libby Goldstein, Andrea Kenyon, Suzanne Smith, and Randi Wells

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Bomb Girls in

AUGUST 29, 2011

I expect the same reception to Bomb Girls, which takes the unique angle of..".We've got the Playboy Club, Pan Am, and Now Bomb Girls..."

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Shaw Media Announces Casting and Production Details For Global's Original Drama Series Bomb Girls


TORONTO – Today Shaw Media announced casting and production details for Global Television's original drama series, Bomb Girls. Starring Oscar® nominated actress Meg Tilly (Agnes of God, The Big Chill), the series begins production in Toronto on September 12 and runs through November 16, 2011. Commissioned by Shaw Media's original content team and produced by Muse Entertainment/Back Alley Films, the six-part, one-hour series is scheduled to premiere on Global in January 2012.

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Shaw Media Sets new Benchmark for Canadian Original Dramas

SHAW MEDIA, MAY 31, 2011

TORONTO – May 31, 2011 /CNW/ – Illustrating its continuing commitment to the Canadian television production industry, Shaw Media announced today that it has 15 new scripted dramas planned for the next year - more than any other Canadian broadcaster. This ongoing focus on outstanding Canadian productions, co-productions and partnerships delivered record audiences during the 2010/11 season with homegrown programs Rookie Blue, Lost Girl and The Kennedys.

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