New showrunners talk TV: Aubrey Nealon
The Cardinal writer/executive producer talks about how the CTV series came together, why he transitioned to TV and what lies ahead.
CTV greenlights Ilana Frank, eOne detective series
The hour-long, female-led drama is currently in pre-production, with cameras set to roll in Toronto this spring.
eOne sells Cardinal internationally
The CTV drama has been acquired for broadcast in the U.K., Scandinavia and Spain.
Mackenzie Lush departs eOne for First Generation Films
The new VP of development and production for scripted TV at the Toronto-based prodco takes over the role from Julie Di Cresce.
Cardinal premiere pulls in 1.3M viewers
The episode’s ratings haul makes the suspense thriller the most-watched Canadian show to debut in the 2016-17 broadcast year, according to Bell Media.
How Bell Media, eOne talked up Cardinal at home and abroad
The six-part mystery thriller has been the subject of a lengthy consumer-facing campaign in Canada and an industry-focused one abroad.
Inside Corus’ Mary Kills People marketing push
The media company hopes its video- and cinema-heavy approach will draw audiences to the premiere.
Deals: DHX, PNP, Farpoint, eOne
DHX Media licenses the 30-episode second season of Teletubbies to Nick Jr. in the U.S., plus more deals of the week.
eOne’s Peppa Pig launches on Nick Jr. India
The global entertainment studio is also prepping for the retail launch of the brand in the country.
Deals: Showcase, eOne, Playster, Indiecan
Playster links up with Hasbro, Secret Location’s Halcyon lands Canadian distribution, plus more deals.
Global sets Mary Kills People premiere
The original drama, created by Tara Armstrong, is produced by eOne and Cameron Pictures, in association with Corus Entertainment.
Best of the Year: Secret Location
After spending seven years as a predominantly service-based company, the digital content studio is putting its eggs in the original-IP basket.