From a media release:
CraveTV today announced its third Canadian Original series, the satiricÂ WHAT WOULD SAL DO?Â From New Metric Media, the producers of CraveTV hit comedyÂ LETTERKENNY, the eight-episode, half-hour comedy, about a slacker who discovers he’s the second coming of Christ, begins streaming exclusively on CraveTV onÂ Friday, March 24, as part of the #iCraveFridays weekly roll-out of new content.Â WHAT WOULD SAL DO?Â joins a growing list of Canadian Original series exclusive to CraveTV subscribers, which also includes LETTERKENNY and the upcomingÂ RUSSELL PETERSÂ IS THE INDIAN DETECTIVE.
The series received the following threeÂ Canadian Screen AwardÂ nominations last week: Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Comedic Role (Jennifer Dale); Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role or Guest Role in a Comedic Series (Ryan McDonald); and Best Writing in a Comedy Program or Series (Andrew De Angelis)
WHAT WOULD SAL DO?Â is a modern-day parable of an entitled underachiever who, for the first time in his life, is challenged to be a good person when he discovers he’s the second coming of Christ. The series stars:Â Dylan Taylor(ROGUE) as the titular slacker Sal;Â Jennifer DaleÂ (STREET LEGAL) as his mom, the virgin Maria;Â Ryan McDonaldÂ (2012) as Sal’s best friend;Â Scott ThompsonÂ (THE KIDS IN THE HALL) as an ambitious priest; and in a supporting role, LETTERKENNY’sÂ K. Trevor Wilson. Set in modern-dayÂ Sudbury,Â WHAT WOULD SAL DO?Â comes from showrunnerÂ Andrew De AngelisÂ (MR. D, KILLJOYS), with episodes directed byÂ Samir RehemÂ (SKINS), and is produced by New Metric Media.
WHAT WOULD SAL DO?Â joins the growing lineup of CraveTV Originals â€“ series available only to Canadian audiences on CraveTV. Recent notable CraveTV Originals include the recently launchedÂ OUTSIDERS, the sophomore season of Canadian sensation LETTERKENNY, as well asÂ SHUT EYE,Â CASUAL,Â MANHATTAN, andÂ DEADBEAT, among others.Â WHAT WOULD SAL DO?Â bolsters CraveTV’s popular Comedies Collection, streaming alongside LETTERKENNY,Â SOUTH PARK, andÂ ANGIE TRIBECA.
WHAT WOULD SAL DO?Â is acquired by CraveTV from New Metric Media. Series is written, created, and executive produced byÂ Andrew De AngelisÂ and directed byÂ Samir Rehem. Additional writers includeÂ Kurt Smeaton,Â Mark Forward,Â Alex Levine,Â Mark De Angelis, andÂ Brandy Hewitt. Executive Producers for New Metric Media areÂ Mark MontefioreÂ andÂ Patrick O’Sullivan. The series is produced by New Metric Media, in association with DHX Media and with the participation of the Canadian Media Fund andÂ OntarioÂ and Federal Tax Credits.