Shaftesbury’s Slasher gets Netflix release

On the heels of its CSA noms, the thriller is now available on the SVOD in multiple markets, including Canada, France and Italy.

Shaftesbury’s Slasher has been picked up by Netflix in Canada and several markets around the world.

The eight-part horror series is now available on the streamer in Canada, France, Italy, Australia, Latin America and Asia. It will be released in the U.K. and Germany this spring, according to a release.

Slasher was developed and produced by Shaftesbury in association with NBCUniversal-owned channel Chiller. It was written and created by Degrassi: The Next Generation and Being Erica scribe Aaron Martin, who also served as executive producer alongside Shaftesbury CEO Christina Jennings and SVP business and legal affairs Scott Garvie. Craig David Wallace (Todd and the Book of Pure Evil) directed the series.

The show follows a young woman who returns to her hometown, where her parents were murdered years before, only to discover that a new murderer is on the loose. It stars Katie McGrath (Frontier), Brandon Jay McLaren (Ransom), Steve Byers (Reign), Dean McDermott (Ecstasy) and Wendy Crewson (Saving Hope).

Chiller picked up Slasher in 2015 as its first original scripted series. It premiered on the U.S. channel in March 2016, followed by a Canadian debut on Super Channel on April 1.

Slasher recently picked up five Canadian Screen Award nominations, including one for Best TV Movie or Limited Series.

Content Media Corporation distributes the series. It was funded with the participation of the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation, the COGECO Program Development Fund, the Bell Fund, Music and Film in Motion/Federal Government of Canada, the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit and the Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit.