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Link: Women Behind Canadian TV: Alison Reid

From Bridget Liszewski of The TV Junkies:

Link: Women Behind Canadian TV: Alison Reid
“I’ve found that in some cases — like with Saving Hope and Murdoch Mysteries — having stunt coordinated the show helped my chances of directing on it. It’s meant that the producers know me, know the quality of my work, and that has inspired their confidence to give me a shot. In other cases, I think having been a stunt coordinator hinders me because I am seen in that specific way and seeing me in a different light is harder for some people.” Continue reading. 

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Original series Killjoys starts production on Season 4; plus exclusive video

From a media release:

Production has begun on Season 4 of the Space original series KILLJOYS, created by Michelle Lovretta.

On hand to deliver the revealing sneak peek are KILLJOYS stars Hannah John-Kamen, Aaron Ashmore, and Luke McFarlane, and the series’ newly promoted showrunner, Adam Barken.

  • KILLJOYS, Spaces most-watched original series, stars Hannah John-Kamen (Ready Player One, Ant-Man and the Wasp) as Dutch, Aaron Ashmore (CARDINAL) as John Jaqobis, and Luke MacFarlane (THE NIGHT SHIFT) as D’avin Jaqobis.
  • The 10-episode season is shot in Toronto and surrounding areas and is set to return to Space in Canada and SYFY in the U.S. later this year.
  • Creator Michelle Lovretta (LOST GIRL, THE SECRET CIRCLE) who served as Showrunner the first three seasons, continues as Executive Producer and Writer.
  • Adam Barken (X COMPANY, Bruno and Boots) who has been a writer and producer on the series since Season 1, is promoted to Executive Producer and Showrunner.
  • Additional executive producers are David Fortier, Ivan Schneeberg, Karen Troubetzkoy and Stefan Pleszczynski.
  • The series is produced by Claire Welland. Trish Williams serves as Co-Executive producer. Andrea Boyd is Supervising Producer, and Beth Iley is Co-Producer
  • The series is written by Michelle Lovretta and Adam Barken as well as consulting producers Niko Troubetzkoy, Andrew DeAngelis, and Julie Puckrin, producer Julian Doucet, and story editors Derek Robertson, Vivian Lin, and Nile Seguin.
  • Directors are Stefan Pleszczynski, Samir Rehem, Michael Marshall, Stephanie Morgenstern, Peter Stebbings, and Paolo Barzman.
  • Seasons 1 and 2 of KILLJOYS are streaming now on CraveTV.

At the end of Season 3, our Killjoys are scattered to the far corners of the J Galaxy and beyond. Dutch is on a journey to face her biggest foe yet, while D’av and John are trapped in an elevator in deep space with a pregnant Delle Seyah (Mayko Nguyen). They are united by the knowledge of the name of their true enemy, The Lady, an immeasurable manifestation of evil without beginning or end. The Lady is making her play and our trio has something she wants – the Hullen Heir.

KILLJOYS is produced by Temple Street, a division of Boat Rocker Studios, in association with Space and SYFY.

 

 

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Link: Women Behind Canadian TV: Ashley Park

From Kelly Townsend of The TV Junkies:

Link: Women Behind Canadian TV: Ashley Park
“But writers are writers. You put a bunch of freaks (I say this lovingly), chuck them into one place, put a lot of money and not enough time on the line, and magic happens. Both teams were full of very smart, very funny people and being in the trenches with them made for a job that always put a smile on my face. I think a lot of that has to do with leadership and the culture set from the top down.” Continue reading.

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Link: Michelle Lovretta Wraps Up Killjoys Season 3

From Heather M. of TV Goodness:

Link: Michelle Lovretta Wraps Up Killjoys Season 3
“I wanted to, as a writer, be able to set the table literally and metaphorically for myself by starting the episode with family because that’s where Killjoys begins and ends for me. Every season we add a few people to the mix or temporarily or permanently, as the case may be, take people out of the mix.” Continue reading.

 

 

 

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Space Renews Its Most-Watched Original Series KILLJOYS for Two Additional, Final Seasons

From a media release:

Space announced today from Fan Expo Canada it has renewed its original series KILLJOYS for Seasons 4 and 5, ahead of its Season 3 finale airing tonight at 8 p.m. ET.  The two-season, 20-episode pickup will act as the final chapters for the fan-favourite Space drama.

Created by Executive Producer Michelle Lovretta (LOST GIRL) and produced by Temple Street, a division of Boat Rocker Studios in association with Space and SYFY,KILLJOYS follows a trio of reclamation agents – or “Killjoys” – as they get pulled further into political turmoil and the deepening mystery surrounding the Quad system, despite their vow to never take sides. Season 4 is slated to begin production in Toronto in 2018.

“KILLJOYS has been a jewel in the Space summer schedule and we are thrilled to deliver two more final seasons of this high-octane adventure series to a devoted audience,” said Pat DiVittorio, Vice-President, Programming, CTV and Specialty. “We have no doubt Lovretta, along with the incredibly talented trio of lead actors, will see this series through to a thrilling end.”

“A two season final order is a huge vote of confidence for a show that just keeps getting better and better,” said David Fortier and Ivan Schneeberg, Co-Presidents of Boat Rocker Studios and Executive Producers of KILLJOYS.  “We are so proud of the reception and support KILLJOYS has had from critics and fans alike and are thrilled to be able to plan a deserving ending for Dutch, D’Av and Johnny. It continues to be an incredible intergalactic journey and we could not have wished for better partners to share the ride.”

“This is the kind of privilege every creator hopes for – a chance to plan the end of your tale with confidence, and the luxury of 20 episodes with which to do it right,” said Michelle Lovretta, Creator and Executive Producer of KILLJOYS. “I’m immensely grateful that both network partners and Temple Street have given our team, cast, and fans this incredible opportunity.”

Reprising her lead role in the action-packed series, Hannah John-Kamen returns as Dutch, an audacious bounty hunter with a fierce dedication to her Killjoy family, on a quest to solve the mystery of her own identity. An undeniable rising star, John-Kamen is gearing up for a major breakout in the film industry with a series of upcoming must-see films, including the Tomb Raider reimagining (2018) and Steven Spielberg’s film Ready Player One (2018). She has also joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe with her upcoming key role in the Ant Man sequel Ant-Man and The Wasp! (2018).

Rounding out the lead cast is Aaron Ashmore as Dutch’s loyal long-time partner John Jaqobis, the resident brain, mechanic, and pilot with a vulnerable heart, and Luke MacFarlane as D’avin Jaqobis, a born soldier who’s tactical skills and loyalty are as strong as his jawline.

A Top 10 program on Space, and still its most-watched original series ever, Season 3 of KILLJOYS reached more than 600,000 viewers each week. Seasons 1 and 2 of KILLJOYS are streaming now on CraveTV.

In tonight’s Season 3 finale, “Wargasm,” (Friday, Sept. 1 at 8 p.m. ET on Space), it’s go time. The Killjoy militia has gathered everything they need and are ready to go to war with Aneela and her Hullen armada, using Delle Seyah as bait.  But as the battle begins, Aneela changes the entire game.

KILLJOYS is created by Michelle Lovretta (Lost Girl, The Secret Circle) who also serves as Executive Producer. Executive producers are David Fortier, Ivan Schneeberg, and Karen Troubetzkoy.

KILLJOYS is produced by Temple Street, a division of Boat Rocker Studios in association with Space and SYFY. Production Executives for Bell Media are Rebecca DiPasquale and Kathleen Meek.

 

 

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