The female-skewing cable network has picked up a straight to series Canadian drama about doctor assisted suicide.
From Entertainment One and Rookie Blue creator Tassie Cameron, Mary Kills People is a six-episode drama that will be paired with UnREAL in 2017. Created by Tara Armstrong, Caroline Dhavernas (Hannibal, Wonderfalls) stars as a doctor who helps people in need end their lives with dignity. The series was originally commissioned by Canadian outlet Global earlier this year with the drama set to debut there in January.
As announced today by Liz Gateley, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming for Lifetime, the series will bow on Lifetime in 2017 with the Emmy Award-nominated and Peabody Award-winning UnREAL.
Source and more: THR
As UnReal drives Lifetime’s position as a destination for some of the strongest female characters on television, we are thrilled to add to our growing scripted lineup Mary Kills People, a unique, rich drama with elements of humor and a fascinatingly complex protagonist that we are thrilled to feature on our network,” said Liz Gateley, EVP and Head of Programming for Lifetime.
Source and more: Deadline
With the drama’s survival prospects boosted through US exposure/revenue, stay tuned as we monitor the cancel/renew status of Mary Kills People Season 2…