From a media release:
SPACE Raises Hell with Premiere of Original Series TODD & THE BOOK OF PURE EVIL, Sept. 29
- Jason Mewes goes back to school as Jimmy the Janitor
- SPACE launches series with sneak peek at Toronto’s Fan Expo convention, Aug. 28
- INNERSPACE takes viewers behind the scenes with TODD & THE BOOK OF PURE EVIL Special, Sept. 22
For many teenagers, high school is hell. For students at Crowley High, hell is in their high school. On Wednesday, Sept. 29 SPACE debuts its bloody good, all-new, original scripted series, TODD & THE BOOK OF PURE EVIL with two, back-to-back episodes at 9 p.m. ET and 9:30 p.m. ET. A 13-episode, half-hour original SPACE spawn, TODD & THE BOOK OF PURE EVIL is a tip of the hat to 80s teen and horror flicks that is best described as Breakfast Club meets Evil Dead and a testament to the channel’s devotion to wicked programming. A week before the mayhem is unleashed, INNERSPACE plunges into the depths of hell with a TODD & THE BOOK OF PURE EVIL special, Wednesday, Sept. 22 at 9 p.m. ET. Viewers can relive the mayhem online at spacecast.com.
On Saturday, Aug. 28 at 5 p.m. ET, the entire cast invades Toronto fan entertainment event FAN EXPO CanadaÃ¢â€žÂ¢ for an INNERSPACE LIVE: TODD & THE BOOK OF PURE EVIL panel. Hosted by INNERSPACE genre experts Teddy Wilson and Ajay Fry, the one-hour panel features a sneak peek at the entire first episode, followed by a Q&A with the cast.
TODD & THE BOOK OF PURE EVIL follows a book of awesome power that makes teenagers’ deepest, darkest desires come true, but at a horrifying cost. It’s The Book of Pure Evil and it’s loose in Crowley High. Thankfully, one horny teenager stands between the book and the end of the world as we know it. His name is Todd Smith and he will save their asses whether he wants to or not.
In the 13 horrifically hilarious episodes, The Book of Pure Evil unleashes its power in all manner of ways: via a giant evil baby, a vengeful penis monster or voracious zombie Goth band, to name a few. In the premiere episode, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Todd the Metal God,Ã¢â‚¬Â Todd becomes the reluctant hero when he uses the Book’s power to transform himself into a heavy metal guitar god to impress his dream girl Jenny. Unfortunately glory comes with a hefty price and once the Book’s evil powers are unleashed, Crowley High’s teen dreams quickly turn into nightmares.
TODD & THE BOOK OF PURE EVIL stars a deadly cast including Alex House (DARK ORACLE) as pot-smokin’, heavy-metal-rock-god-wannabe Todd Smith; Maggie Castle (The Time Traveler’s Wife) as righteous babe Jenny Kolinsky; Bill Turnbull (BEING ERICA) as Todd’s best bud Curtis Weaver; Melanie Leishman (TRUE CONFESSIONS OF A HOLLYWOOD STARLET) as big-brained Hannah B. Williams; Chris Leavins (SLINGS AND ARROWS) as Crowley High’s sub-par guidance counsellor Atticus Murphy Jr.; and last but not least, Jason Mewes (Clerks, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back) as the foul-mouthed, sex-obsessed custodian, Jimmy the Janitor.
TODD & THE BOOK OF PURE EVIL is a SPACE original production, shot in Winnipeg. Isme Bennie is Vice-President and General Manager for SPACE. Rebecca DiPasquale is Manager of Development for SPACE.
TODD & THE BOOK OF PURE EVIL is the brainchild of co-creators Craig David Wallace, Charles Picco and Anthony Leo. Executive Producing this madness are Anthony Leo and Andrew Rosen (Aircraft Pictures), Craig David Wallace (Corvid Pictures), and Jamie S. Brown (Frantic Films). Producers are Leo, Rosen and Shawn Watson (Frantic Films). TODD& THE BOOK OF PURE EVIL is based on the short film of the same name by Max Bernard Reid and Craig David Wallace, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2003.
SPACE’s ongoing support of Canadian independent productions has been a major contributor to the success of series such as SANCTUARY, THE LISTENER, DEFYING GRAVITY, STORMWORLD, RABBIT FALL, GIRLY GHOSTHUNTERS and TRIPPING THE RIFT. Documentaries include FAMOUS MONSTER and PRETTY BLOODY.
5 thoughts on “Todd & the Book of Pure Evil premieres Sept 29 on Space”
Well, I guess CTV is no better than Rogers – no mention of the writers here either.
Mentions the creators at the bottom, 2nd last paragraph – and not the same extensive list of directors, producers, etc. Think they get a pass on this one.
I’m just messing with you Diane. For the record – I’m totally on your side on this issue. Writers are not the same as stills photographers. I’ve had the great pleasure of working with some truly gifted writers and there is no substitute for their singular vision for the show. Sure, it’s a collaborative medium. Sure, it takes scores, even hundreds of people and hundreds of thousands of dollars to bring their vision to the audience. But when push comes to shove, the artistry begins with the writing and that deserves acknowledgment at every turn.
I actually worked on Todd from the second draft phase through final script development – so I know full well who is responsible for getting this terrific idea on to the screen. Big congrats to Craig David, Anthony, and Andrew.
Ah, well you mistake me for being a zealot :) I don’t care if writers aren’t mentioned … as long as it’s not a conspicuous omission when other credits are listed. And I’ve learned that it’s a WGC contract violation to mention directors and not writers.
Meh. I know these guys went through the NSI program and it all seemed very ho hum at the time. The writing was mediocre as was/is the premise. But heeere’s hoping.
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