In brief: Narcoleap jumps back into production

Plus: Edmonton film fest goes digital via a newly inked partnership with Super Channel, and Martin Scorsese joins Bron's Pieces of a Woman.

Narcoleap jumps back into production in B.C.; TV version being written by showrunner 

Production is underway on season two of Narcoleap, a digital series produced by Vancouver-based KGP Films. The project’s sophomore season, funded by the CMF and Bell Fund, will premiere on Canadian streaming service HighBall TV in November. Narcoleap (pictured) tells the story of a college student who unexpectedly begins to leap into the bodies of other people during her bouts of narcolepsy, leading her to become a target in the deadly world of military espionage. Showrunner Jon Cooksey has set about developing a TV version of the sci-fi drama. In terms of production protocols for season two, KGP principal Kate Green said the team has undertaken “extreme precautions” as it returns to set, including an on-site health safety officer, regular temperature checks, additional cleaning measures and supplying crew members with full suits and gowns as per provincial regulations.

Super Channel partners with EIFF

Super Channel has partnered with Edmonton International Film Festival (EIFF) to launch a digital version of the annual event. Starting Oct. 1 and running until Oct. 10, Super Channel will air more than a dozen features on its main linear channel Super Channel Fuse. As well, the Edmonton-headquartered network said a robust offering of international and Canadian short films will be interspersed into its broadcast schedule “We are excited to weave our brand into the Super Channel fabric and re-envision what our festival will look like this year and into the future.  To know that movie-lovers across Canada will be able to experience ‘a slice of EIFF’, discover cinematic storytellers and experience new perspectives of the world – makes our hearts bigger,” said EIFF executive director Kerrie Long in a statement.

Martin Scorsese joins Pieces of a Woman

Film legend Martin Scorsese has boarded Canada/U.S/Hungary copro Pieces of a Woman as an executive producer. Scorsese joined the film, which is produced by BRON Studios-owned Little Lamb Productions in association with Creative Wealth Media and Proton Cinema, to “help it find the wide audience it deserves,” according to a statement from the famed director of Taxi DriverPieces of a Woman stars Vanessa Kirby, Shia LaBeouf and Ellen Burstyn with Bron’s Aaron L. Gilbert and Steven Thibault among its executive producers. The film will world premiere in Venice and screen at the Toronto International Film Festival next month. Bron Releasing handles worldwide sales.