Production Begins On Global’s Highly Anticipated New Drama Series Mary Kills People From Entertainment One And Cameron Pictures
Jay Ryan, Richard Short, Lyriq Bent, Greg Bryk and Charlotte Sullivan Join Cast Alongside Series Star Caroline Dhavernas
Award–Winning Holly Dale Tapped As Series Director
TORONTO, Canada – Leading independent studio Entertainment One (eOne) and newly minted Cameron Pictures Inc., alongside Canadian broadcast and production partner Corus are pleased to announce that principal photography has begun on Mary Kills People, the provocative new Global original series starring Caroline Dhavernas (Hannibal, Off The Map, Wonderfalls). Created by Tara Armstrong, Mary Kills People is executive produced by Tassie Cameron (Rookie Blue, Flashpoint, The Robber Bride). Directing the series is award-winning Holly Dale, whose previous credits include The Americans, Dexter, Castle and the critically acclaimed series Durham County.
The six-part one-hour drama shoots in and around Toronto through the summer and is set to premiere on Global in Canada in early 2017.
Set in the morally grey world of assisted suicide, Mary Kills People is an intense, controversial, and thought-provoking drama. The series follows Dr. Mary Harris (Dhavernas), a single mother and emergency doctor by day, who also moonlights as an underground angel of death — helping terminally ill patients who want to die and slip away on their own terms. So far Mary has managed to stay under the radar; but business is booming, and her double life is getting complicated. When her world starts to unravel, Mary realizes she’s going to have to fight dirty if she’s going to stay in the killing game.
Also announced today are additional cast members joining Dhavernas in the series. Jay Ryan (Top of the Lake, Beauty and the Beast) has been cast as Joel, one of Mary’s terminally ill clients, but a mutual attraction blurs the lines of their doctor-patient relationship, while Richard Short (Vinyl, 666 Park Avenue) has joined as Des, Mary’s trusted partner in crime. Rounding out the cast is Lyriq Bent (Book of Negroes, Rookie Blue) as Frank, Joel’s friend who worries he’s getting in too deep with Dr. Death, Greg Bryk (Bitten, A History of Violence) as Grady, Mary’s drug supplier, Abigail Winters (Between, Saving Hope, Rookie Blue) as Mary’s teen daughter who learns that the people closest to her are not what they seem and Charlotte Sullivan (Rookie Blue) as Nicole, Mary’s concerned sister.
“With Tara’s dynamic and thought-provoking pilot script, Tassie’s stewardship and an unbeatable cast now set, Mary Kills People has all the markings of a game-changing television event,” said Jocelyn Hamilton, President, Canada, eOne Television. “We are grateful to our long-time partners at Global for passionately embracing the project and can’t wait for viewers to embrace it with the same enthusiasm.”
“We’re delighted to be starting production with such an extraordinary cast – led by Caroline, Jay and Richard – and creative team,” said Tassie Cameron, Executive Producer, Cameron Pictures Inc. “We can’t wait to bring this richly layered, demanding and complex series to life. With Mary Kills People we’re telling a bold and contemporary story that hasn’t been seen on television.”
“We are thrilled to bring together the best and the brightest in Canadian television for this timely and important new series,” said Maria Hale, Senior Vice President, Global Entertainment and Acquisitions, Corus. “Mary Kills People ushers in a dynamic new type of storytelling for Global and we look forward to working with the terrific team at Entertainment One, along with Tara Armstrong, Tassie Cameron, Holly Dale and the talented cast to bring these rich characters and their stories to Canadian viewers.”
Mary Kills People is produced by eOne and Cameron Pictures Inc., in association with Corus Entertainment, and with the financial participation of the Canada Media Fund, the Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit and the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit. eOne handles international distribution for the series. The series is executive produced by Tassie Cameron, Amy Cameron, Tecca Crosby and Holly Dale. Tara Armstrong is Co-Executive Producer. Tashi Bieler serves as the Executive in Charge of Production for eOne and Norman Denver is Producer. (Source: Global)
Stay tuned as we monitor the status of Mary Kills People Season 2…