OmnifilmÊ¼s current slate of scripted programming includes:
BLOOD MAGICK, a contemporary supernatural series set in Ireland based on Nora RobertsÊ¼ latest book trilogy which debuted #1 on the New York Times Bestseller list. Nora Roberts is the all-time top selling author on Amazon.com. Emily Andras (Killjoys, Lost Girl) is on board to adapt.
PACIFIC SPIRIT, a multi-generational family drama in development with CBC set in Vancouver and the surrounding rugged West Coast, in the captivating world of marine mammal research, rescue and rehabilitation. The series will be produced in partnership with the internationally-renowned Vancouver Aquarium. Susin Nielsen (Cedar Cove, Heartland) is the showrunner and series creator.
LOVEJOY, a mystery series in development with BBC, produced in partnership with UK-based Red Planet Pictures, based on the series of novels by Jonathan Gash, which inspired the BBC series Lovejoy starring Ian McShane which ran from 1986-1994. Tony Jordan (Life on Mars, Hustle, Crash) is writing the pilot script.
BEOWULF, an epic action serialized drama about one of literatureÊ¼s most famous heroes as told like never before. The series, developed with Universal Cable Productions for The Movie Network and Movie Central, is set during the darkest of dark ages, where gods and monsters walk the earth, where fear and superstition rule, and power is measured in gold, blood and the strength of oneÊ¼s steel. Executive Produced by Andrew Cosby (Eureka) and Matt Greenberg (1408, Seventh Son).
HOMEGROWN TERRORIST, a high-stakes action series that takes viewers into the world of domestic terrorism and the surveillance and law enforcement teams that combat it. Developed with Mubin Shaikh, author of Undercover Jihadi which tells the story of MubinÊ¼s journey from radicalized jihadi to undercover CSIS operative, the story centers around a terrorism training camp set up close to the Canada/US border. Will Pascoe (Da VinciÊ¼s Demons, Orphan Black) is on board to write the script.
CORRECTIVE MEASURES, a serialized drama based on the graphic novel series from Arcana Comics. A remote island in the Pacific Ocean has been turned into a high security prison for superhero villains â€“ who are these villains and what mysterious agenda brought them together? Peter Mohan (The Listener, Blood Ties) is creating the television adaptation.
THE LAST SPIKE, a mini-series based on Pierre BertonÊ¼s iconic historical novel, chronicling the building of Canada as a nation. Michael McLennan (Bomb Girls, Bitten, Queer As Folk) is on board to adapt. –
One thought on “In Development: Blood Magick, Pacific Spirit, Lovejoy, Beowolf, Homegrown Terrorist, Corrective Measures, The Last Spike”
I like historical dramas so The Last Spike sounds good to me. Also, Black Magick sounds good too. Pacific Spirit is something I’m really excited for.
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