Ken Girotti

CBC Pure

How to bring a Mennonite mob drama to TV

Pure creator Michael Amo on his inspiration for the soon-to-premiere series and why the small-town Canadian setting has global appeal.

SAVING HOPE Gallery

CTV’s Saving Hope starts second season shoot

The returning cast for the hourlong medical drama includes Erica Durance, Michael Shanks, Daniel Gillies, Huse Madhavji and Benjamin Ayres.

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Canadian-Irish copro Vikings adds local actors

Canadian actors Jessalyn Gilsig (pictured) and Katheryn Winnick join the cast of the History Channel and Shaw Media scripted series, as do Travis Fimmel, Gustaf Skarsgard and Clive Standen.

Meg Tilly

Meg Tilly toplines Bomb Girls for Global

The homegrown drama about Second World War women at work in a bomb factory goes before the camera in Toronto starting Sept. 12.

DHX Media

Showcase pilot Befriend & Betray starts shooting

The Showcase back-door pilot Befriend & Betray from DHX Media and screenwriter Michael Amo (The Listener) has started shooting in Toronto, with Byran Mann and Tim Rozon in lead roles.