– CTV primetime soap returns for encore presentation as Whistler Blackcomb ski resort officially kicks off its winter season –
– 13 episodes and 12 webisodes available on The CTV Broadband Network at CTV.ca –
Hockey rivalries aren’t the only drama on the ice Saturday nights this winter. With forecasts of snow just around the corner, CTV’s acclaimed primetime soap Whistler returns to the schedule for an encore presentation Saturdays at 10 p.m. ET on CTV (check local listings) starting November 25. It’s the same date skiers and snowboarders hit the slopes for the official opening of the Whistler Blackcomb ski resort’s winter season. Airing in High Definition on CTV HD East/West, the 13-episode, hour-long series will also air Sundays at 4 p.m. ET starting Nov. 26 and is available now on demand on The CTV Broadband Network at CTV.ca.
Launched earlier this year to critical acclaim, now Whistler returns to warm up winter. As TV Guide writes, “there’s nothing like a murder on a mountainside to heat things up.”
Sexy, intriguing and addictive, Whistler is set in one of the world’s most glittering resort destinations, high atop Canada’s Coastal Mountain Range. In the premiere episode, the town of Whistler is thrown into chaos when Olympic snowboarding champion Beck McKaye is found dead on Whistler Mountain. Beck’s mysterious accident forever changes the lives of his friends and family – especially his younger brother, 17-year-old Quinn (Jesse Moss). As Quinn digs deeper into the hidden life of his brother, the secrets he uncovers reveal a side of Whistler that he’s never known before. Quinn’s curiosity uncovers blackmail, hidden cameras, secret sex tapes and photos – and at the same time, the realization that he is falling for his dead brother’s girlfriend. Before long, an intricate web of desire, deceit and danger is revealed that touches almost everyone: locals and tourists, rich and poor, young and old. In Whistler, it seems everyone is hiding something.
Episode One of Whistler and a special prequel webisode are currently available on demand on The CTV Broadband Network at CTV.ca. As the series unfolds, each new episode of Whistler will be streamed on demand each Sunday morning. Additionally, two-to-three minute webisodes will also be available on demand on The CTV Broadband Network, allowing viewers to delve deeper into the mystery of Whistler. Shot on location in Whistler, B.C., this bonus, original, web-only content consists of short scenes of events in the lives of the characters prior to the series’ storyline, scenes that could have taken place during the course of the episode or events that may have occurred between episodes.
Shot entirely in British Columbia, Whistler also airs on U.S broadcaster The N. The series boasts an eclectic needle-drop soundtrack featuring some of Canada’s best up-and-coming artists. An official soundtrack for the series, released by Universal Music Canada, is currently available in stores across Canada.
More information on Whistler is available at www.whistlertheseries.com and www.afterthedrop.com