From a media release:
Shaftesbury Films’ Drama Series Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures Gets Greenlit by The Movie Network and Movie Central
- Eight part series based on Vincent Lam’s award-winning novel
Shaftesbury Films announced today that Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures, a one-hour drama series based on the Scotiabank Giller Award-winning novel by Vincent Lam, has been ordered by Astral Media’s The Movie Network and Corus Entertainment’s Movie Central. The eight-part series will begin production later this year.
“It is quite amazing, and wonderfully surreal, to watch as the characters and drama of my first book find their way onto the screen,” said Vincent Lam, author of Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures. “I wrote Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures because I felt the stories were human, and I wanted to communicate a particular truth about doctors, patients, and the act of caring, to readers. Now, I’m happy that this can be shared with an even broader audience. I am thrilled with the level of enthusiasm and energy that all of the artistic and broadcast partners have brought to this project. It will be a unique pleasure for me to see this book brought to viewers.”