From a media release:
Production set to begin on Season 2 of CBC’s spy comedy InSecurity
- Spy life and real life collide for secret agent Alex Cranston and her team in Season 2
- Fans offered the opportunity to have their “mug shot” appear as a villain in Season 2
- Viewers can catch encore episodes of Season 1 on CBC this summer
Vérité Films and Company Name Here Productions in association with CBC announced today that production on Season 2 of the comedy series InSecurity will begin July 4, 2011. Set in Ottawa, the Nation’s Capital, at the fictional National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA), Season 2 of InSecurity follows secret agent Alex Cranston (played by series star Natalie Lisinska, Young People F**King, Chloe) and her team of spies who make keeping the nation safe look easy and getting a life look hard; after all, spies are people too. InSecurity will premiere on CBC as part of the 2011 fall prime-time lineup, airing Monday nights at 8:30 pm (9 p.m. NT) right after the BATTLE OF THE BLADES RESULTS SHOW. The 10-episode half-hour series is shot in Regina, Saskatchewan, with second camera photography shot in Ottawa, Ontario. Production wraps August 30, 2011.
In Season 2 of InSecurity, NISA agent Alex Cranston and her team of spies juggle dates, terrorists, parents and security threats. It’s tough being a spy when your worst enemy is yourself. Season 2 hits that funny, messy and unpredictable intersection between the spy world and everyday life.
Starring alongside Lisinska are: Emmy-nominee William deVry (The Bold and the Beautiful, All My Children) as NISA’s politically-savvy director Peter McNeil; multiple Genie and Gemini Award-winner Rémy Girard (Incendies, Les Boys, Les invasions barbares, Le déclin de l’empire américain, Jésus de Montréal) as the jaded veteran agent on the team Claude Lesage; Matthew MacFadzean (Owning Mahowny, The Big Heist) as the loyal but inexperienced agent Burt Wilson; Grace Lynn Kung (Being Erica, Away from Her) as the brainy forensics specialist JoJo Kwan; and Richard Yearwood (The Plan) as unpredictable agent Benjamin N’udu.
Season 1 of InSecurity premiered to over 800,000 viewers on January 4, 2011. It was one of the most-watched premieres of any scripted Canadian comedy series on CBC last season.
ENCORE BROADCASTS OF SEASON 1
Viewers can catch encore broadcasts of Season 1 on CBC Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m. (9 p.m, NT) beginning June 21 and continuing to September 6, 2011. Season 1 is also available on demand at cbc.ca/insecurity.
MOST WANTED CONTEST: June 21 to July 5, 2011
InSecurity online at cbc.ca/insecurity brings viewers into the world of NISA (the National Intelligence and Security Agency) with exclusive video, contests, prizes and more. Beginning June 21, 2011, and coinciding with the rebroadcast of Season 1, InSecurity invites fans to submit a “mug shot” of themselves looking their most nefarious. Three winning photos will be selected by series star Natalie Lisinska and co-creators Virginia Thompson and Kevin White. The best photos will appear as villains, double agents or suspicious targets in Season 2. In order to win, photos must be submitted by July 5, 2011.
ABOUT THE CREATIVE TEAM
Produced by Vérité Films and Company Name Here Productions, InSecurity is created and executive produced by Kevin White (Corner Gas, Dan For Mayor, This Hour Has 22 Minutes), Robert de Lint (Corner Gas, Hiccups, renegadepress.com) and Virginia Thompson (Corner Gas, renegadepress.com, Incredible Story Studio). The series is written by showrunner Kevin White, Mike McPhaden, Tim Polley, Kate Hewlett, Jenn Engels, Denis McGrath, Matt Kippen and Matt Doyle. The directorial team is headed by Robert de Lint and includes guest directors Ron Murphy and Jeff Beesley.
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