USA Network greenlights Damnation

Coproduced by Calgary's Seven24 Films, the series is set to shoot in Alberta later this year.

Alberta picUSA Network has given the series greenlight to the period drama Damnation, coproduced by Universal Cable Pictures (UCP), Netflix and Calgary’s Seven24 Films.

USA parent company NBCUniversal confirmed the season one pickup Friday.

The pilot episode shot in Alberta in 2016. The series is now set to shoot in the province later this year ahead of a fall 2017 premiere. Netflix has picked up first-window rights to the series in all territories outside the U.S.

Set in Iowa, Damnation tells the story of a man who poses as a preacher in order to lead an insurrection against the status quo. The pilot episode was written by Tony Tost (Longmire). Executive producers for Seven24 are Tom Cox and Jordy Randall.

Seven24 is also currently in production on season 11 of Heartland, which began shooting in Alberta last week, while season two of Wynonna Earp is scheduled to debut on Bell Media’s Space channel on June 9 at 10 p.m.