From a media release:
Never-before-seen images strongly suggest production has begun on the Crave Original Comedy,Â NEW EDEN, ending months of speculation. The fly-on-the-wall photos, seemingly taken in the late 1970s, offer clues to a story thatâ€™s never been told; about the most notorious women the worldâ€™s never heard of; orchestrating a utopia that never happened.
Spanning the 70s, 80s, and 90s over eight half-hour episodes,Â NEW EDENÂ is a hilariously complex, true crime parody that begins in 1977, when Katherine Wryfield (Kayla Lorette) and Grace Lee (EvanyÂ Rosen) attempt to start a large scale feminist utopia, â€œNew Eden.â€ While intentions for this would-be utopia were noble, in the inexperienced hands of Lee and Wryfield, the community quickly devolves into drug addled, alien-goddess worshipping chaosâ€¦and murder. Definitely some murder.
In addition to Rosen and Lorette,Â NEW EDENÂ stars Tony Nappo as a small town sheriff with a grudge against â€œNew Eden,â€ and Caitlin Howden as a former member of the commune. The series is directed by Aleysa Young. Rosen and Lorette serve as showrunners.
NEW EDENÂ is currently in production in North Bay, Ont, with production slated to conclude in Brampton and Hamilton in mid-August. Developed in partnership with Peacock Alley Entertainment,NEW EDENÂ hails from the brilliant comedic minds of its creators, showrunners, and stars Evany Rosen (PICNICFACE, BARONESS VON SKETCH SHOW) and Kayla Lorette (KIMâ€™S CONVENIENCE, SPACE RIDERS).Â NEW EDENÂ is slated to premiere on Crave later this year.
NEW EDENÂ joins Craveâ€™s growing slate of comedic and factual original series which includes: DRAG RACE CANADA which begins production this fall; a new six-pack of the smash-hit LETTERKENNY set to debut on October 11; four all-new Crave Original stand-up specials taping at the upcoming Just For Laughs Festival in MontrÃ©al; the new documentary series WEâ€™RE ALL GONNA DIE; a second season of MUCH STUDIOS PRESENTS: MIKE ON MUCH IN CONVERSATION WITHâ€¦; and two new series from Bell Media Studios, the UNTITLED ELAINE â€œLAINEYâ€ LUI series featuring Lui as she dishes on some of Craveâ€™s most buzz-worthy programming, and HEALTHY IS, showcasing a variety of healthy living tips from Chloe Wildeâ€™s highly successful website, Healthy is Hot.
NEW EDENÂ is produced by Peacock Alley Entertainment Inc. in partnership with Crave, with the participation of Canadian Media Fund and Bell Fund. Carrie Mudd (TRAVELERS, SANCTUARY) is Executive Producer. Rosen and Lorette serve as writers and showrunners.