MGM, Skydance’s Condor confirmed for T.O.

The TV series is service produced via John Weber and Frank Siracusa's Take 5 Productions/Whizbang Films partnership.

U.S. TV series Condor, produced by MGM and Skydance Television, will shoot at Toronto’s Cinespace Film Studios, Jim Mirkopoulos, VP of the studio, confirmed to Playback Daily.

The Washington-set espionage thriller, service produced via John Weber and Frank Siracusa’s Take 5 Productions/Whizbang Films partnership, is booked into Cinespace from April until mid-August. U.S. net DirecTV has ordered a 10-episode first season.

Weber told Playback Daily that, in terms of scale, the series will be comparable to Reign and The Handmaid’s Tale and will likely involve a crew of approximately 150 each day.

The Take 5/Whizbang partnership, forged more than four years ago, has produced a number of U.S. productions out of Cinespace, including Margaret Atwood-adaptation The Handmaid’s Tale, CW series Beauty and the Beast and Reign. In 2016 alone, the partnership resulted in 55,000 crew days in Toronto and, since 2012, the duo have employed Canadian directors on more than 159 episodes.

In December it was announced that Reign was to end after its fourth season, which wrapped last month. The historical fantasy series ran for 78 episodes, all of which were filmed at Cinespace.

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