From a media release:
Super Channel and Shaftesbury today announced casting and start of production forÂ Slasher, an eight episode, one-hour psychological thriller series (also airing on Chiller in the U.S.).Â Katie McGrathÂ (Jurassic World,Â Dracula,Â Merlin) stars as Sarah Bennett, a young woman who returns to the small town where she was born, only to find herself the centerpiece in a series of horrifying copycat murders based on the widely known, grisly killings of her parents. As the murders escalate, long-buried secrets are revealed, making everyone around her a suspectâ€¦or a victim. Sarah finds herself questioning everything and everyone around her, including her husband Dylan (Brandon Jay McLaren,Â Graceland,Â The Killing), her grandmother Brenda Merritt (Wendy Crewson,Â Saving Hope,Â Revenge), family friend Cam Henry (Steve Byers,Â The Man in the High Castle) and the townâ€™s police chief, Iain Vaughn (Dean McDermott,Â Ecstasy, CSI).
SlasherÂ willÂ be filmed in Sudbury, Parry Sound and Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario until October 2015. The series will premiere in 2016.
Additional cast includeÂ Mary WalshÂ (This Hour Has 22 Minutes),Â Enuka OkumaÂ (Rookie Blue),Erin KarplukÂ (Being Erica),Â Patrick GarrowÂ (Hannibal,Â Bitten),Â Christopher JacotÂ (Degrassi: The Next Generation),Â Mayko NguyenÂ (Defiance,Â Cracked),Â Rob StewartÂ (Killjoys,Â Suits),Â Hannah Endicott-DouglasÂ (Casino Jack),Â Shawn AhmedÂ (MsLabelled,Â Paranormal Investigators),Â Jessica SiposÂ (Dark Matter),Â Jefferson BrownÂ (Rookie Blue,Â Degrassi: The Next Generation),Â Mark GhanimÃ©Â (Helix),Â Dylan TaylorÂ (The Lizzie Borden Chronicles,Â Covert Affairs),Â Booth SavageÂ (Mr. D.),Â Victoria SnowÂ (Cra$h & Burn),Â Sabrina GrdevichÂ (Skins) andÂ Rainbow Sun FrancksÂ (The Listener).
Developed and produced by Shaftesbury in association with Super Channel and Chiller,Â SlasherÂ is written and created byÂ Aaron MartinÂ (Killjoys,Â Being Erica) and directed byÂ Craig David WallaceÂ (Todd and the Book of Pure Evil).Â Aaron Martin,Â Christina JenningsÂ andÂ Scott Garvieare executive producers. Casting by Stephanie Gorin. Content Media Corporation is the distributor.Â SlasherÂ is fundedÂ with the participation of the COGECO Program Development Fund.