CBC gets Feudal with Six Eleven Media, eOne

Created by Sheri Elwood (Call Me Fitz), production on the eight-part drama series is now underway in Nova Scotia.

sheri elwoodCBC has greenlit Feudal, a new 8 x 60-minute original drama series created by Sheri Elwood (Call Me Fitz, Lucifer).

A tale of lust, legacy and lobster, the show produced by Six Eleven Media and Entertainment One (eOne) follows the Finley-Cullens, a dysfunctional family of adult half-siblings trying to control their family business: Nova Scotia-based ramshackle summer resort The Moonshine. Production is now underway in Nova Scotia, with the series expected to launch on CBC in 2021.

Creator of comedy series Call Me Fitz (eOne/ Amaze Film + Television/ Big Motion Pictures) and recipient of ACTRA Toronto’s Nell Shipman Award, Elwood (pictured) is an executive producer on the drama alongside industry veteran Charles Bishop from Six Eleven Media and Jocelyn Hamilton, eOne’s president, Canada, television. eOne is set to distribute the series internationally.

“I couldn’t be more thrilled to be telling this story with my partners at eOne, Charles Bishop and CBC,” said Feudal showrunner Elwood in a statement. “It’s a love letter to the place where I grew up, a passion project brought to life by a wildly talented cast, led by the glorious Jennifer Finnigan.”

In addition to Finnigan (Salvation), Feudal features stars Anastasia Phillips (Reign), Emma Hunter (Mr. D), Tom Stevens (Wayward Pines), Alexander Nunez (Avocado Toast), Corrine Koslo (Anne with an E), Peter MacNeill (This Life), Erin Darke (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Farid Yazdani (Suits), Allegra Fulton (The Shape of Water) and Jonathan Silverman (Weekend at Bernie’s).

Elwood also serves as a writer and director on the drama. Feudal‘s writing room also includes Matt MacLennan (Motive, Call Me Fitz), Kate Spurgeon (Fuller House) and Josh Saltzman (Pete the Cat, Call Me Fitz). Both James Genn (Burden of Truth, Call Me Fitz) and Scott Smith (Carter, Call Me Fitz) will direct – with Smith attached to direct the show’s pilot.

The show also follows the news that CBC has commissioned Race Against the Tide from marblemedia. A 10 x 30-minute sand-sculpting competition series co-produced by Hemmings House, production is also underway on the series in New Brunswick, with the project set to be broadcast in 2021. As well, production is now underway on Murdoch Mysteries – with new episodes of the mystery series expected to debut in winter 2021.