From a media release:
Leading global content creation company Bristow Global Media Inc. (BGM), announced today that production is underway on CBC’s recently announced docu-drama series CANADA: THE STORY OF US. Based on the internationally successful format created by Nutopia, the 10 X 60-minute series is shooting until July 22 and will air exclusively on CBC in 2017 as part of the national public broadcaster’s robust lineup of original programming commissioned to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary.
The epic adventure history series tells the extraordinary tale of the people, places and events that shaped Canada, including the stories of Indigenous peoples and immigrants, pioneers and rule breakers, and scientists and entrepreneurs who forged a nation in a vast and harsh land. The series will combine fact-based drama with stunning CGI animation, and feature interviews with prominent Canadians.
John English, renowned Canadian historian and acclaimed author, and Gerald McMaster, curator, author, artist and Indigenous Studies educator, are the primary consultants on the series, with several notable Canadian scholars also providing historical expertise including Margaret MacMillan, Tim Cook and Rick Hill among others.
CANADA: THE STORY OF US is executive produced by Julie Bristow and Claire Adams with Marlo Miazga and Janice Tufford as co-executive producers for BGM as well as, Jane Root, Ben Goold and Phil Craig for Nutopia. The STORY OF US format has aired in Australia, the U.K. and the U.S.