From a media release:
HBO Canada presents Living in Your Car, one man’s karmic fall from the high life to the highway
- Created and written by George F. Walker, Dani Romain and Joseph Kay
- Directed and executive produced by legendary Canadian comedic talent David Steinberg
- New Canadian original series from Movie Central and The Movie Network premieres Friday, May 7 at 9:30 p.m. ET/MT on HBO Canada
- Online audiences get a sneak peek when www.hbocanada.com hosts the first episode for two-weeks starting Friday, April 23
Steve Unger had it all – money, a beautiful wife, a mansion, and a great kid – until greed got in the way. Premiering Friday, May 7 at 9:30 p.m. ET/MT on HBO Canada, a multiplex channel of Corus Entertainment’s Movie Central (Western Canada) and Astral Media’s The Movie Network (Eastern Canada), Living In Your Car is the offbeat story of one corrupt business mogul’s fall from grace and his faltering and often pathetic attempts to regain the life he lost.
With the unstable economy as a backdrop, Living In Your Car follows the winding karmic adventures of Steve Unger (John Ralston), a fallen corporate executive whose rule of the financial world comes to an abrupt halt when he is arrested and charged with fraud, obstruction and racketeering. After cutting a deal to get out of prison, Steve quickly realizes his old life no longer exists: his former colleagues shun him, his wife and daughter don’t want to live with him, and even his own parents refuse to help him. As he clings desperately to the last vestige of his former self – a luxury sedan – Steve finds himself under court order to teach an ethics class, forbidden from working in any position that involves other people’s money, and making a new home for himself in his car.
Along for the tumultuous and often comedic ride are soon-to-be ex-wife Lori (Ingrid Kavelaars), daughter Kate (Mariah Horner), lawyer Neil Stiles (Colin Cunningham), and quirky “neighbour” Carol (Lucia Moniz).
Living In Your Car is a 13-part, half-hour series from The Nightingale Company (The Line, Chicks with Sticks, Lipstick & Dynamite) and Walker/Romain Productions, created by George F. Walker, Dani Romain (This Is Wonderland, The Line) and Joseph Kay, and written by Walker, Romain, Kay and Courtney Jane Walker. The series is directed and executive produced by David Steinberg (Curb Your Enthusiasm, Weeds, Mad About You). The series is developed and produced with the financial participation of The Movie Network, Movie Central, the Canadian Television Fund and Rogers Cable Fund in association with BeActive.
Living In Your Car will be simulcast on HBO Canada HD, and will be available on demand. The first episode will be available online at www.hbocanada.com for a two-week sneak peek starting Friday, April 23, and also on The Movie Network OnLine with Bell TV following its network premiere.