Bomb Girls premiere blasts off

The series' broadcast premiere garnered more than 1.4 million viewers Wednesday night.
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Global’s Bomb Girls has premiered with a bang, earning 1.4 million viewers (2+, national) for its debut Wednesday night.

The six-part series aired at 8 p.m., winning its timeslot nationally and earning 455,400 viewers in the 18-to-49 demographic (according to BBM Canada data, provided by Shaw Media).

The one-hour drama, set in 1940s Toronto, follows five women working in a Canadian munitions factory during the Second World War.

Meg Tilly stars as Lorna, the factory supervisor with two sons on the front.  Jodi Balfour, Charlotte Hegele, Ali Liebert, Anastasia Philips, Lisa Norton and Antonio Cupo also feature in the cast.

Shaw also officially unveiled the show’s companion website, which includes interactive elements such as a wall to post messages to those who served Canada in WWII and a host of behind-the-scenes and bonus content.

Michael MacLennan created the series with Adrienne Mitchell. MacLennan and Mitchell also executive produce, along with Michael Prupas and Janis Lundman.

Bomb Girls is produced by Montreal-based Muse Entertainment and Back Alley Films.