From a media release:
Temple Street Productions and CBC Television announced today the return of one of the year’s most talked about new series, Being Erica, which started production for Season Two on June 1, 2009 for 12 episodes.
Canada’s current â€œit girlâ€, Erin Karpluk, is back for the second season as the endearing, funny and adorably candid Erica Strange. This season, more is also revealed about the mysterious Dr. Tom (Michael Riley) and his colleague Dr. Naadiah (Joanne Vannicola). Tyron Leitso also reprises his role as Erica’s charming boyfriend Ethan. Returning cast members include Vinessa Antoine (Judith), Kathleen Laskey (Barbara Strange), John Boylan (Gary Strange), Reagan Pasternak (Julianne Giacomelli), Morgan Kelly (Brent) and Joanna Douglas (Samantha). Additional casting will be announced soon.
Also back for Season Two are the show’s creative team, led by creator and executive producer Jana Sinyor (Dark Oracle) and executive producer Aaron Martin (Degrassi: The Next Generation, The Best Years) together with executive producers David Fortier and Ivan Schneeberg of Temple Street Productions (Billable Hours, Canada’s Next Top Model).
Since its highly anticipated premiere that aired on CBC Television in January 2009, the critically and commercially acclaimed series has also proven to be extremely popular and successful worldwide. International distributor BBC Worldwide has sold Being Erica to SOAPnet (U.S.), ABC2 (Australia), Paramount Comedy (Spain) and SBS/Net5 in Holland where the show has garnered 20 per cent market share â€“ an astounding success as a new series. Several other exciting sales in key territories are imminent.
In addition, Being Erica was nominated for a Rose D’Or Award for international television in the category of Best Drama.