The award-winning bio-thriller takes its final bow beginning Sunday,
March 2 at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT
TORONTO, Feb. 14 /CNW/ - Astral Media's The Movie Network (eastern
Canada) and Corus Entertainment's Movie Central (western Canada) present the
final 13 episodes of the Gemini award-winning Canadian original drama series
ReGenesis, premiering Sunday, March 2 at 8 p.m. ET on The Movie Network and
9 p.m. PT on Movie Central.
ReGenesis continues to follow a team of scientists, virologists and
researchers who work together at the fictional NorBAC (North American
Biotechnology Advisory Commission) lab, facing the baffling and often lethal
global consequences of advanced biotechnology. In the premiere episode of
season four, Bob (Dmitry Chepovetsky) is put into a medically-induced coma to
reduce the risk of infection resulting from the brain surgery he underwent at
the end of season three; David (Peter Outerbridge) and Carlos (Conrad Pla)
investigate a drug-resistant strain of tuberculosis that's killing Mexico's
Zapatista revolutionaries; and Rachel (Wendy Crewson) and Mayko (Mayko Nguyen)
travel to a farming community where citizens are suffering horrific injuries
due to an inability to feel pain.
This new season will also feature storylines that follow such perilous
cases as a mysterious outbreak consuming human brains; a high incidence of
congestive heart failures triggered by a newly-marketed immunosuppressant
drug; and a series of murderous crow attacks that threaten to shut down the
entire eastern seaboard.
Returning to the series this season are Victor Garber as the misguided
scientist Olivier Roth and Geraint Wyn Davies as pharmaceutical czar Carleton
Riddlemeyer. Joining the ReGenesis cast for season four are Karen LeBlanc as
Dr. Enuka Okimba, a new addition to the NorBAC team and Rosa Laborde as Nina
Corba, a new love interest for Bob.
"To date, ReGenesis has produced 39 thrilling episodes over three
seasons, garnered six Gemini awards and reached audiences in over
115 countries worldwide, including syndication in the United States -- a clear
indication of a home-grown success story," said Michelle Marion, Director,
Canadian Independent Production, The Movie Network. "The Movie Network is
extremely proud to have been part of bringing ReGenesis to life and looks
forward to giving our subscribers another season of the gripping, contemporary
storylines that viewers have come to connect with."
"ReGenesis has proved for three seasons that high-quality dramatic
storytelling is a natural fit for Canadian pay television," said Erica Benson,
Vice President Programming, Movie Central. "The international success of the
series further demonstrates that Canadian producers can deliver audiences
around the world superior entertainment experiences."
ReGenesis will simulcast on The Movie Network and Movie Central's high
definition channels and will be accessible each week on-demand on The Movie
Network OnDemand and Movie Central On Demand.
ReGenesis is produced by Shaftesbury Films in association with The Movie
Network, Movie Central and Showcase, and with the participation of the
Canadian Television Fund, Movie Central, a Corus Entertainment Company; the
Movie Network, an Astral Media Network; Rogers Cable Network Fund; and the
Independent Production Fund.
The Movie Network is a pay television service available in eastern
Canada. With premiere access to Hollywood hit movies, critically-acclaimed HBO
and Showtime series, and first-rate Canadian programming, this pay-television
service presents Canadians with some of the best television entertainment
available. The Movie Network service includes five 24-hour multiplex channels
- M, MMore, MExcess, MFun! and MFest - which deliver diverse and entertaining
programs in an uncut and commercial-free television environment. The Movie
Network also offers The Movie Network HD and MMore HD, two dedicated
high-definition channels providing hundreds of titles in HD; and The Movie
Network OnDemand, a Subscription Video On Demand (SVOD) service, available in
select areas across eastern Canada. For more information, please visit
The Movie Network is an Astral Media Television Network. Astral Media is
a leading Canadian media company, active in specialty and pay television,
radio, outdoor advertising and iMedia. Astral Media's solid and dynamic
presence in the country's major markets rests on its commitment to offer a
unique combination of high-quality, targeted media for all its audiences.
Movie Central is a 24-hour-a-day, commercial-free premium pay-TV service
available to Western Canadians. Exclusive multi-year output agreements with
major Hollywood studios ensure that Movie Central is the preferred destination
for box office titles. In addition to being the first window, Canadian home to
the best of HBO and Showtime, through its investments, pre-buys and licence
fees for Canadian feature films and original series, Movie Central is
recognized as a major force in the Canadian independent film and television
production industry. The launch of Movie Central On Demand and Movie Central
High Definition demonstrates that Movie Central remains committed to being
first with innovations that enhance the viewing experience. Visit the Movie
Central website at www.moviecentral.ca.
Movie Central is owned by Corus Entertainment Inc., a Canadian-based
media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty
television and radio with additional assets in pay television, advertising and
digital audio services, television broadcasting, children's book publishing
and children's animation. The company's multimedia entertainment brands
include YTV, Treehouse, W Network, Movie Central, Nelvana, Kids Can Press and
radio stations including CKNW, CKOI and Q107. Corus creates engaging branded
entertainment experiences for its audiences across multiple platforms. A
publicly traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto (CJR.B) and New York
(CJR) exchanges. Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.
For access to The Movie Network's media room or Movie Central's press
site, please visit http://tv.astral.com or http://pressroom.corusent.com.
For further information:
For further information: Media contacts: The Movie Network (eastern
Canada), Nicolle Balen, (416) 956-8638, firstname.lastname@example.org; Movie Central
(western Canada), Alex Chapple, (416) 530-2249, email@example.com