Bomb Girls Season Two Adds Powerful Ammunition to Global's Winter Lineup
Last Winter's #1 New Canadian Series Returns with 12 All-New Episodes Starting Wednesday, January 2 - 8pm ET/PT
Meg Tilly (Agnes of God) Leads the Talented Ensemble Cast with Special Guest Star Rosie O'Donnell and a Cameo Appearance by ET Canada's Cheryl Hickey
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TORONTO, Nov. 27, 2012 /CNW/ - Last winter's #1 new Canadian series is back! Global is proud to announce the highly anticipated return of Bomb Girls season two premiering on Wednesday, January 2 - 8pm ET/PT.
The critically acclaimed original miniseries was an instant hit from coast to coast when it debuted earlier this year, averaging 1.3 million viewers per episode on Global and becoming the highest rated drama in the country for its timeslot.
"We knew we had a success on our hands when 1.6 million viewers tuned into the premiere of Bomb Girls," said Barb Williams, SVP, Content, Shaw Media. "Fans immediately embraced and connected with the little known story of these incredible Canadian women who worked in the munitions factories during World War II. The powerful drama has a lot more in store, and this is the perfect series to kick off the New Year on Global."
Bomb Girls season two draws us into 1942, the crux of the war, and all of its vibrancy - with its music, fashion, romance and the thrill of being alive in dangerous times. For the first time, everyone at Victory Munitions must come face-to-face with the war as wounded soldiers return home, and there are casualties, foreigners, and hidden foes among them. There's rationing, unholy alliances, and the ever-present danger of explosives. While each of the characters go through their own personal trials, they also know that the steadfast friendships forged on the frontlines of Victory Munitions means that someone will always have their back.
Academy Award®-nominee Meg Tilly (Agnes of God, The Big Chill) returns as the no-nonsense shift matron, Lorna Corbett; Jodi Balfour (The Sinking of the Laconia) as the spirited socialite-turned-bomb girl, Gladys Witham; Ali Liebert (Hellcats) as the tough yet vulnerable, Betty McRae and Charlotte Hegele (Murdoch Mysteries) as her best friend, Kate Andrews, who is still struggling to exist in this new world while fighting the demons from her past life. Anastasia Phillips (Skins) portrays Vera Burr, who is learning to live a life where her beauty is no longer the most outstanding asset and Antonio Cupo (American Mary) is back as the honourable Marco Moretti who continues to face the challenges of his Italian heritage at a time when Canada is at war with Italy.
Plus, Gemini Award-winner Michael Seater (Life with Derek) joins the cast this season as Ivan, a gregarious factory worker and the object of interest of the girls working the assembly line at Victory Munitions.
Season two will return with double the number of episodes. Currently in production in Toronto until December 11, the season boasts a slew of special guest appearances including Rosie O'Donnell, ET Canada's Cheryl Hickey, George Stroumboulopoulos and soulful performances from JUNO-nominated artists, Royal Wood and Jill Barber.
An encore presentation of Bomb Girls season one currently airs Fridays at 9pm ET/PT on Global. The finale is scheduled for December 7 and will feature an exclusive sneak peek of the upcoming season two.
Bomb Girls is produced by Muse Entertainment and Back Alley Film Productions Limited in association with Shaw Media. The executive producers are Janis Lundman, Adrienne Mitchell, Michael Prupas and Michael MacLennan. Mitchell is director on the first two episodes and is co-showrunner of the series along with Michael MacLennan who is also head writer. The show is distributed worldwide by Muse Distribution International.
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