From a media release:
GLOBALâ€™S NEWEST SIX-PART PRIME TIME DRAMA BOMB GIRLS PREMIERES WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4
- Starring Academy AwardÂ® Nominated Meg Tilly (Agnes of God) and Jodi Balfour (The Sinking of the Laconia)
Globalâ€™s commitment to creating powerful original dramas continues with the prime time debut of its new six-part series, Bomb Girls. Premiering Wednesday, January 4 â€“ 8pm ET/PT, the drama profiles the life-altering experiences of five brave Canadian women who risk their lives working in a munitions factory during the Second World War.
â€œWhat I love about Bomb Girls is the unique perspective it offers on the constant conflicts and difficult personal choices these women faced in such a high-stakes environment,â€ said Barbara Williams, Senior Vice-President, Content, Shaw Media. â€œHow did their lives change so profoundly? Why did it all matter so much? Bomb Girls brings the remarkable journey to life.â€
The series entertains viewers with a wartime persona that is rarely acknowledged yet played an integral role in the countryâ€™s rich history; it reveals the necessity of the â€˜bomb girlâ€™ along with her significance. Leading the ensemble cast is legendary OscarÂ® nominee Meg Tilly (Agnes of God, The Big Chill), who makes her return to network television after 18 years, taking on the role of Lorna Corbett, the Victory Munitions factory supervisor.
Joining Meg Tilly are Jodi Balfour (The Sinking of the Laconia) as free-wheeling socialite-turned-bomb girl Gladys Witham; Charlotte Hegele (Murdoch Mysteries) as wide-eyed preacherâ€™s daughter Kate Andrews; Ali Liebert (Hellcats) as tough-talking Prairie girl Betty McRae; and Anastasia Philips (Skins) as kind-natured Vera Burr. Commissioned by Shaw Mediaâ€™s original content team, the series is produced by Muse Entertainment and Back Alley Films.
The series also stars Antonio Cupo (Lâ€™Ombra del destino) as Italian-born factory worker Marco Moretti; Sebastian Pigott (Being Erica) as Gladysâ€™ fiancÃ© James Dunn; and Peter Outerbridge (ReGenesis) as Lornaâ€™s husband Bob Corbett.
This gripping dramatic series set on the Canadian home front tells the remarkable stories of the women who risked everything building bombs for the Allied forces fighting on the European front. Bomb Girls delves into the lives of these exceptional women from all walks of life â€“ peers, friends and rivals â€“ who find themselves changed profoundly as they are liberated from their home and social restrictions to join the work force for the first time and face previously unimaginable risks in the process.
Shot on location in Toronto, Bomb Girls is executive produced by Muse Entertainmentâ€™s Michael Prupas (The Kennedys, Pillars of the Earth), along with Back Alley Filmsâ€™ Janis Lundman (Durham County) and Adrienne Mitchell (Durham County). Mitchell also serves as co-showrunner along with Michael MacLennan (Flashpoint, Queer as Folk) who is executive producer and serves as the seriesâ€™ head writer.