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Super Channel original Slasher begins production; casting announced

From a media release:

Super Channel and Shaftesbury today announced casting and start of production for Slasher, an eight episode, one-hour psychological thriller series (also airing on Chiller in the U.S.). Katie McGrath (Jurassic WorldDraculaMerlin) stars as Sarah Bennett, a young woman who returns to the small town where she was born, only to find herself the centerpiece in a series of horrifying copycat murders based on the widely known, grisly killings of her parents. As the murders escalate, long-buried secrets are revealed, making everyone around her a suspect…or a victim. Sarah finds herself questioning everything and everyone around her, including her husband Dylan (Brandon Jay McLaren, GracelandThe Killing), her grandmother Brenda Merritt (Wendy Crewson, Saving HopeRevenge), family friend Cam Henry (Steve Byers, The Man in the High Castle) and the town’s police chief, Iain Vaughn (Dean McDermott, Ecstasy, CSI).

Slasher will be filmed in Sudbury, Parry Sound and Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario until October 2015. The series will premiere in 2016.

Additional cast include Mary Walsh (This Hour Has 22 Minutes), Enuka Okuma (Rookie Blue),Erin Karpluk (Being Erica), Patrick Garrow (HannibalBitten), Christopher Jacot (Degrassi: The Next Generation), Mayko Nguyen (DefianceCracked), Rob Stewart (KilljoysSuits), Hannah Endicott-Douglas (Casino Jack), Shawn Ahmed (MsLabelled, Paranormal Investigators), Jessica Sipos (Dark Matter), Jefferson Brown (Rookie BlueDegrassi: The Next Generation), Mark Ghanimé (Helix), Dylan Taylor (The Lizzie Borden ChroniclesCovert Affairs), Booth Savage (Mr. D.), Victoria Snow (Cra$h & Burn), Sabrina Grdevich (Skins) and Rainbow Sun Francks (The Listener).

Developed and produced by Shaftesbury in association with Super Channel and Chiller, Slasher is written and created by Aaron Martin (KilljoysBeing Erica) and directed by Craig David Wallace (Todd and the Book of Pure Evil). Aaron Martin, Christina Jennings and Scott Garvieare executive producers. Casting by Stephanie Gorin. Content Media Corporation is the distributor. Slasher is funded with the participation of the COGECO Program Development Fund.

 

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