From a media release:
Buck Productions CEO Sean Buckley announced the Toronto-based company has signed on to produce the historical fiction seriesÂ Boundless. Written by Canadian actress/writer/producer Kate Campbell. The show will consist of 8, 1 hour episodes.Â
The series delves into the role women held during the Second World War, in particular the role of Canadian female pilots. Inspired by real events, the Ontario shot fictional series is a mix betweenÂ Hidden FiguresÂ andÂ League of Their Own, and is inspired by the writerâ€™s grandmother,Â who was a pilot.
â€œI was inspired to write about women pilots of the second world war because of the stories my grandmother used to share,â€Â said Kate Campbell, Writer,Â Boundless. â€œThe narrative surrounding WWII has always focused on male heroes. I want to shed a light on the female heroines during that era and I am so thankful to have found such a great team in Sean and Buck Productions who share my passion for bringing these stories out into the world.â€
The series is slated to begin production in Summer 2018.
During WWII, renowned aviatrix Jacqueline Cochranâ€™s dream of an elite all-female pilot training program stalls out trying to play by the rules of the existing patriarchal system. The program is threatened to be nixed, until rogue new recruit, Betty Ward, shows Jackie the only way for them to succeed is not by trying to conform, but by blazing an entirely new trail, on their own terms. Through controversy, jealousy, heartbreak and love, this band of women, from all walks of life, find their way into this new world, and through their love of flying they find their liberation and ultimately end up changing the course of history.