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Links: SkyMed, Season 1

From Heather M. of The Televixen:

Link: Showrunner Julie Puckrin previews CBC’s SkyMed
“There was a lot of discussion because while it is a medical show, it’s really a first responder show, more than it is like a typical hospital show.” Continue reading.

From Heather M. of The Televixen:

Link: Aaron Ashmore talks CBC’s SkyMed
“When I was doing Killjoys, I was kind of playing the fun-loving guy, but that was into my late thirties, too. So this is sort of a natural transition, I think, and the direction that my career is going to start taking now is playing more experienced characters.” Continue reading.

From Bridget Liszewski of The TV Junkies:

Link: SkyMed creator Julie Puckrin preview the ambitious new drama
The job performed by young nurses and pilots flying air ambulances in northern Manitoba makes it quite the dangerous profession set in an unforgiving setting, but that drama also makes for some pretty great television as well. Continue reading.

From Mia Jensen of The Sudbury Star:

Link: Sudbury-born actor takes to the sky
When actor Aason “Ace” Nadjiwan got the call that he’d been cast in a leading role for a new CBC original series, he was in the middle of insulating a ceiling. Continue reading.

From Eden Suh at Timmins Today:

Link: Northern Ontario-born actor takes on role in ‘steamy’ new series
“One of my favourite things (about the production process) was just honestly getting to know and spending time with my cast and crew. But as far as filming, there’s so many parts I loved about it.” Continue reading.

From Debra Yeo of the Toronto Star:

Link: In CBC’s ‘SkyMed,’ young pilots and nurses save lives and pursue love in Canada’s North
“You have this really young group of people at the beginning of their career, and they’re in the middle of the North and there’s no safety net. And they’re often experiencing things for the first time on the job, these very, very intense situations where it’s literally just you and the patient in the back of a plane.” Continue reading.

From Heather M. of The Televixen:

Link: SkyMed showrunner Julie Puckrin talks building the world of Season 1
“Hearing everything that they were doing on a daily basis and seeing their pictures, it always felt to me like something that should be a television show, because there are these incredibly high built-in stakes. It’s literally just you in the back of a plane with a patient and you have to keep them alive.” Continue reading.

From Eric Volmers of the Calgary Herald:

Link: Calgary-raised actor Praneet Akilla flying high as heroic pilot in TV drama SkyMed
“For this character, from the audition process to the last day on set, there was never a doubt in my mind about who this character was. I understood him backwards and forwards. I like to say that the universe dropped this role in my lap. For the first time, I got to be myself. Not only is he an engineer, but it is also the first time I’m playing an Indian on-screen.” Continue reading.

From Randall King of The Winnipeg Free Press:

Link: Medical drama puts local actor in perilous position
Befitting the star of the new made-in-Manitoba drama series SkyMed, Winnipeg-born actress Morgan Holmstrom is taking flight. Continue reading.

From Bridget Liszewski of The TV Junkies:

Link: SkyMed creator Julie Puckrin on building out her writing team
For SkyMed creator Julie Puckrin, the idea for the big, ambitious new medical drama came from a very real and personal place. Continue reading.

From Lora Lynn Fanning of The List:

Link: Natasha Calis is born for adventure in SkyMed
“I had the privilege of working with Vanessa Piazza and Julie Puckrin again from “Nurses.” Vanessa was an executive producer on Season 1. They’re two of my favourite people in the world. They’re the best boss ladies, incredible humans. It was such an honour to be on another one of their shows.” Continue reading.

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CBC and Paramount+ order new scripted medical adventure series Skymed

From a media release:

Piazza Entertainment announced today production is underway on the new original drama series SKYMED for CBC and Paramount+, the streaming service for ViacomCBS. Created by Julie Puckrin, the serialized character-driven series features an ensemble cast of young talent including Natasha Calis (Nurses), Ace (Aason) Nadjiwon (Batwoman), Morgan Holmstrom (Siberia), Praneet Akilla (Nancy Drew), Thomas Elms (The Order), Mercedes Morris (Between), Kheon Clarke (Riverdale), Rebecca Kwan (Taken), Braeden Clarke (Outlander), and Aaron Ashmore (Killjoys). The series is now in production, filming in Manitoba and Ontario. SKYMED, produced by Piazza Entertainment in association with Paramount+, CBS Studios and CBC, will premiere in 2022-23.

Life, death, and drama at 20,000 feet, SKYMED weaves together intense character journeys and high stakes medical rescues as we follow the triumphs, heartbreaks and tribulations of budding nurses and pilots flying air ambulances in remote Northern Canada. They’re all in over their heads, and on their own, with no one to rely on but each other.

“This show was inspired by the real-life experiences of my sister and brother-in-law, who met flying air ambulances in the north,” says Puckrin. “Together with a talented team of writers, we created relatable characters full of hope, compassion, and resilience. I am thrilled to be working with such an incredible and diverse cast to bring these exciting, emotional stories to life.”

“Julie has brilliantly imagined these characters who are not only dealing with demanding, high-pressure circumstances, they’re also dealing with the ups and downs of their lives as they come into their own,” said Vanessa Piazza, Executive Producer, Piazza Entertainment. “We are proud to partner with Paramount+, CBS Studios and CBC and look forward to introducing these characters to audiences.”

SKYMED is produced by Piazza Entertainment. The series is created by Julie Puckrin who also serves as Executive Producer along with Vanessa Piazza and Ron Murphy. Steve Adelson serves as pilot director. From Manitoba, Kyle Irving and Lisa Meeches serve as Executive Producers for Eagle Vision. Jennica Harper and Nikolijne Troubetzkoy serve as Co-Executive Producers. Outside of Canada, the series will be distributed internationally by ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group.

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Link: ‘Orphan Black’s Temple Street to adapt Kelley Armstrong’s ‘Rockton’ crime novels

From Nancy Tartaglione of Deadline:

Link: ‘Orphan Black’s Temple Street to adapt Kelley Armstrong’s ‘Rockton’ crime novels
Orphan Black and Queer As Folk‘s Temple Street Productions has acquired TV rights to prolific Canadian author Kelley Armstrong’s trio of Rockton mystery novels. They will be adapted by showrunner Julie Puckrin (Killjoys, X Company, Motive) and exec produced by David Fortier and Ivan Schneeberg of Temple Street parent Boat Rocker Media. Toronto-based Temple Street’s SVP Kerry Appleyard and Puckrin also exec produce. Continue reading.Facebooktwitterredditlinkedinmail

TV Eh B Cs podcast 71 — Where the Puckrin Is Going to Be

Update: At the time this was recorded, Killjoys had not been renewed for a fourth season. Happily, it has been renewed for two more seasons.

Toronto-based writer/producer Julie Puckrin has worked up and down the west coast, in both the United States and Canada. Julie recently completed production on Space’s third season of Killjoys. Her credits include the acclaimed CBC series X Company, three seasons of CTV’s Motive, and Gracepoint, the Fox TV adaptation of the hit British series Broadchurch. She also interned on the Emmy-award winning Mad Men, under showrunner Matthew Weiner. A recipient of the Michener Fellowship, Julie has a Masters of Fine Arts in Screenwriting from the University of Texas at Austin.

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