From a media release:
Building on the drama pilot slate announced last month, Canwest announced a fifth commission today.
Joining forces with acclaimed Canadian show runner Andrew Wreggitt (Mayerthorpe, Shades of Black, One Dead Indian), are producers Virginia Thompson and Robert de Lint of VÃ©ritÃ© Films (Corner Gas), and Jeff Beesley (Borderline Normal); Canwest has commissioned the one hour pilot The Dealership.
The Dealership is a darkly funny, one-hour drama series about the dysfunctional world of Harrison Luxury Auto Gallery, a family-owned used-car dealership. Market collapse, credit crisis, the shrinking global economy – everything is conspiring against Rachel, Jack and Frank Harrison. But this main street family isn’t going down without a fight and will do whatever it takes to make the sale and live for another day.
â€œAndrew Wreggitt’s script is simply one of the most original we have seenâ€ said Christine Shipton, SVP Dramatic and Factual Content, Canwest Broadcasting. â€œAdding to that, the team of Virginia, Robert and Jeff? It was a very easy call for us and we cannot wait to get started.â€
Casting, Directing and additional production development announcements will be made shortly.