Space Orders New Original Canadian Drama KILLJOYS
CANNES, France, Oct. 7, 2013
− Temple Street Productions tapped to produce new series from writer, creator
and showrunner Michelle Lovretta -
− KILLJOYS developed with the support of Bell Media's Writer Only Drama
Development program −
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CANNES, France, Oct. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Bell Media's Space announced today
from MIPCOM, the world's annual entertainment content market in Cannes,
France, that it has ordered its latest original scripted series KILLJOYS from
leading Toronto and L.A.-based television production company Temple Street
Productions (ORPHAN BLACK). The brainchild of writer and creator Michelle
Lovretta (LOST GIRL), KILLJOYS is an action-packed adventure series following
a trio of interplanetary bounty hunters as they navigate through political
turmoil, questionable morality and complicated relationships. In development
since 2012 as part of Bell Media's Writer Only Drama Development program,
Space has ordered 10, one-hour episodes for delivery in 2014. KILLJOYS is
executive produced by Michelle Lovretta and Temple Street's David Fortier and
Ivan Schneeberg. Michelle Lovretta is represented by Jeff Alpern of The Alpern
Group, who brokered the Bell Media and Temple Street deals.
"Our audience has come to expect the most imaginative and addictive programs
from Space, and KILLJOYS is no exception," said Catherine MacLeod, Senior
Vice-President, Specialty Channels, Bell Media. "We look forward to building
upon our partnership with Temple Street Productions with a whole new
"We are delighted to be working with Michelle. She is exceptionally talented
and this is a terrifically exciting project," commented Ivan Schneeberg and
David Fortier, Executive Producers and Co-Presidents of Temple Street
Productions. "With having such a great experience working together on OPRHAN
BLACK, we are thrilled to be teaming up again with Bell Media and Space on
this new action-adventure series."
In a distant Galaxy, the people of the planet Qresh have colonized their three
moons, creating four stratified worlds, each defined along socio-economic
lines and rife with social unrest. In this planetary unit, known as the Quad,
a highly regulated group of bounty hunters, Killjoys, are licensed to pursue a
vast range of warrants throughout the galaxy. Killjoys must follow strict
rules, and there are harsh consequences for veering from their mantra: "The
Warrant is All". Killjoys are not allowed to take a personal or political side
in their mission, which proves to be impossible and near fatal for Dutch.
Dutch is a gorgeous, complicated and deadly Killjoy at the top of her game.
Her partner, John the Bastard, is a peacemaker who hates conflict.
When John's incredibly sexy and confident brother D'avin shows up to join the
partners, the dysfunctional trio's lives become intertwined. Confined to close
quarters, Dutch, John, and D'avin quickly find themselves caught in a tricky
KILLJOYS is produced by Temple Street Productions in association with Bell
Media. Production Executives for Bell Media are Trish Williams and Rebecca
DiPasquale. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell
Media. Catherine McLeod is Senior Vice-President, Specialty Channels, Bell
Media. Phil King is President, CTV Programming and Sports.
About Bell Media Independent Production
Bell Media has commissioned some of Canada's most-watched and most-acclaimed
original programming, working with the best Canadian independent producers in
the country. Hit CTV series include ratings success stories SAVING HOPE, THE
LISTENER, and MOTIVE, the #1 new Canadian series of the 2012/13 season. Recent
original productions include relationship comedy SATISFACTION; THE AMAZING
RACE CANADA, the record-breaking Canadian-produced, complementary version of
the hit international series, and new cop drama PLAYED. To premiere in the
2013/14 season are multi-cam office comedy SPUN OUT and hit international
format MASTERCHEF CANADA. Among the scripted series on Bell Media pay and
specialty channels are the two-time Emmy®-nominated hit DEGRASSI, the recently
renewed ORPHAN BLACK, CSA-winning CALL ME FITZ, upcoming dramas BITTEN and
19-2, and new dramedy series SENSITIVE SKIN. Bell Media specialty channels are
also home to reality series BRAVE NEW GIRLS, game shows MATCH GAME and POP
QUIZ, and factual series HIGHWAY THRU HELL, and CANADA'S WORST DRIVER, among
others. So far in 2013, Bell Media has ordered 24 original Canadian series and
put 52 projects into development.
About Temple Street Productions
Temple Street Productions is a leading producer of television, film and
digital media content based in Toronto, Canada. A selection of Temple Street's
past and present projects include ORPHAN BLACK (BBC America, Space), BEING
ERICA (CBC, SOAPnet), THE NEXT STEP (Family Channel), WINGIN' IT (Family
Channel), OVER THE RAINBOW (CBC), RECIPE TO RICHES (CBC), COVER ME CANADA
(CBC), BILLABLE HOURS (Global, Showcase), CANADA'S NEXT TOP MODEL (CTV), HOW
DO YOU SOLVE A PROBLEM LIKE MARIA? (CBC), QUEER AS FOLK (Showtime, Showcase),
and DARCY'S WILD LIFE (NBC, Discovery Kids, Family Channel).
For more company information, visit www.templestreetproductions.com, follow
@TempleStreet, or connect with us on Facebook.
Space is home to phenomenal programming including imaginative dramas, epic
movies, engaging reality series, and the daily entertainment talk show
INNERSPACE, the source for all-things genre - all in high definition (HD).
Also home to Original Series ORPHAN BLACK, and upcoming drama BITTEN, Space
content is always available at Space.ca, and on Facebook, @SpaceChannel, and
other social media platforms. Space is a division of Bell Media, which is part
of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company.
SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:
SPACE on Facebook
SPACE on Twitter
Temple Street on Twitter
Mary Costa, SPACE, 416.384.7702 firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about Temple Street, please contact:
Pam Wilson, President, Ink Media Corporation
(O) 661.799.9102, (C) 310.849.7303 orPam.Wilson@inkmediacorp.com
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