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
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
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
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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