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Vikings gets second season

History Channel Canada and U.S. net History both put in a 10-episode second season order for the historical drama produced by Toronto’s Take 5 Productions and Octagon Films.

Jews and Money

Weekly roundup: ideaBOOST and film and TV premieres

This pre-Easter edition of our briefs includes premiere news for homegrown TV series, as well as Canuck-made films at the Toronto Jewish Film Festival (Jews and Money pictured).


History to debut scripted series Vikings in March

The Shaw Media specialty will begin airing the nine-part drama series (pictured), an Irish-Canadian coproduction between Toronto-based Take 5 Productions and Ireland’s World 2000, on March 3.


CW’s Beauty and the Beast books into Cinespace’s Kipling studio

The Kristin Kreuk-starrer for Showcase in Canada is co-produced by Take 5 Productions and Whizbang Productions.


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.


Gabriel Byrne to star in Irish-Canadian copro Vikings

All post-production and VFX work for the drama series, which is co-produced by Toronto-based Take 5 Productions and Ireland’s World 2000, will be done in Canada.

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CBC acquires Titanic miniseries from De Angelis Group

The 12-part series comes from the same production team behind The Tudors and Camelot, which the pubcaster also acquired.

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CTV’s Brett Burlock to lead Take 5 Development

Take 5 Productions’ new TV division will focus on developing Canadian content, created by Canadian talent.

The Kennedys

The Kennedys leads Canadian nods at Emmys

The Kennedys, The Borgias, and The Pillars of the Earth land multiple nominations at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards.


No second season for Camelot on Starz

Starz Entertainment cancels the European costume drama from co-producer Take 5 Productions after its first season.


Camelot: The Game launches on Facebook

Camelot: The Game will enable Starz to additionally monetize its investment in the Canadian TV co-production.

The Borgias

Borgias international sales grow, via CBS Studios

Minority productions are the way to go these days: The Borgias, from Take 5 Productions and its British partners, is selling widely internationally.