From Sabrina Furminger of Westender:
‘Strange Empire’ a bold new direction for CBC
Westerns have long been told from the perspective of the fortune-hunting white male living the “Go west, young man” dream. Sure, women (not to mention minorities) sacrificed and bled for Canadian westward expansion, too, but we haven’t heard their stories – at least, not until now, and we’ve got the national broadcaster to thank for this historic moment. In the aftermath of well-publicized budget cuts, CBC Television is making a bold statement with Strange Empire, the groundbreaking series from the mind and pen of veteran TV scribe Laurie Finstad Knizhnik (Durham County). Continue reading.