Packed with Canadian starpower: award-winning Enrico Colantoni, 'It
girl' Sara Canning and breakout star Dillon Casey
Plus, Enrico Colantoni makes his TV directorial debut
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TORONTO, Jan. 20, 2014 /CNW/ - Global raises temperatures this winter with the debut of its new original drama
Remedy. Premiering on Monday, February 24 - 9pm ET/PT, Remedy takes viewers on a heart-pumping adventure through hospital doors
previously unopened. With an 'upstairs/downstairs' look at downtown Bethune Hospital coupled
with a complicated (yet all too relatable) family dynamic at its core, Remedy will win the hearts of medical drama fanatics everywhere.
"Global is known for gripping and enduring dramas that resonate deeply
with Canadians," said Barbara Williams, SVP, Content, Shaw Media. "With its fresh take on the medical drama genre fueled by rich and
compelling characters brought to life by our star-studded cast, our new
Canadian production Remedy cements the network's stellar reputation as a champion of original
From creator and showrunner Greg Spottiswood (King), Remedy follows the Conner family. Playing the Acting Chief of Staff and family
patriarch Allen Conner is Enrico Colantoni (Flashpoint, Galaxy Quest, Just Shoot Me!). Dillon Casey, (Nikita, The Vow, MVP) stars as the charismatic, med-school dropout turned orderly, and prodigal son
Griffin, Sara Canning (The Vampire Diaries, Primeval: New World) plays Melissa, a General Surgeon, with her own set of complex issues
and Sarah Allen (Jozi-H, Murdoch Mysteries) plays Sandy, the eldest daughter, ICU Nurse and bride-to-be.
Rounding out the stellar cast are Matt Ward (TRON: Legacy, Charlie St. Cloud) as Sandy's soon-to-be husband, the razor-sharp ER Doctor, Brian
Decker; Genelle Williams (Warehouse 13, Doomstown) as Zoe Rivera, the scrappy, independent PSA who catches Griffin's eye;
Diego Fuentes (Hugo) as Bruno Dias, a hard-working orderly and natural caregiver who stands
out from his union co-workers; and Patrick McKenna (Hard Rock Medical, The Red Green Show) as Frank Kanaskie, working in the basement of the hospital, as Griff's
Supervisor in charge of Transport and Housekeeping. Award-winning
actress and co-founder of Soulpepper Theatre in Toronto, Martha Burns (Slings and Arrows, Michael: Tuesdays and Thursdays) joins the cast as Rebecca Baker, the absentee mom, high functioning
family drunk and power attorney.
Big screen, small screen, centre-stage and behind the camera, Enrico Colantoni's brimming list of credits
continues to grow as he makes his TV directorial debut this season.
Plus, viewers can look forward to notable guest appearances from
Canada's Walk of Fame inductee and ballet superstar Sonia Rodriguez, Joel Keller (Blue Murder) and Ted Dykstra (Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood).
As an added bonus (and for the first time ever), GlobalTV.com gives viewers an all-access pass to the set of Remedy with pop-up anecdotes from the cast and crew embedded in each episode.
Chock-full of trivia and interesting insights, the enhanced episodes
bring fans that much closer to their favourite characters. Plus,
viewers can catch candid moments on set, and go behind-the-scenes to
learn about the making of an explosive TV drama through GlobalTV.com's exclusive video content.
Remedy is produced by Indian Grove Productions in association with Shaw Media
with the participation of the Canada Media Fund, the Ontario Film &
Television Tax Credit and the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax
Credit. Red Arrow International holds international distribution
rights. Bernie Zukerman (King, This is Wonderland) and Greg Spottiswood (King, Shattered) serve as executive producers. Kelly Makin (Rookie Blue, Flashpoint) and Adam Barken (Rookie Blue, Flashpoint) are co-executive producers with Jan Peter Meyboom (Murdoch Mysteries, Listener) producing.
SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:
Enrico Colantoni - @ricocolantoni
Sara Canning - @saradjcanning
Dillon Casey - @DillonCasey
Sarah Allen - @sarahallenhere
Genelle Williams - @origenelle
Matt Ward - @iamMattWard
Diego Fuentes - @eloriginaldiego
Patrick McKenna - @realpatmckenna
Greg Spottiswood - @gspottiswood
Adam Barken - @adambarken
Global Television is a Shaw Media Network.
About Shaw Communications Inc.
Shaw is a diversified communications and media company, providing
consumers with broadband cable television, High-Speed Internet, Home
Phone, telecommunications services (through Shaw Business), satellite
direct-to-home services (through Shaw Direct) and engaging programming
content (through Shaw Media). Shaw serves 3.3 million customers,
through a reliable and extensive fibre network. Shaw Media operates one
of the largest conventional television networks in Canada, Global
Television, and 19 specialty networks including HGTV Canada, Food
Network Canada, HISTORY® and Showcase. Shaw is traded on the Toronto
and New York stock exchanges and is included in the S&P/TSX 60 Index
(Symbol: TSX - SJR.B, NYSE - SJR). For more information about Shaw,
please visit www.shaw.ca.
About Indian Grove Productions
Under the stewardship of Bernie Zukerman, Indian Grove Productions has
produced a number of movies, mini-series and series for the global
market including the feature film, Niagara Hotel, starring Anna Friel, Kevin Pollack and Craig Ferguson; the
award-winning series This is Wonderland for the CBC; and, most recently, King, a fast-paced homicide series for Shaw Media. For decades, Indian Grove
has also been translating Canadian history and events into
award-winning, dramatic, intelligent, and gripping stories that appeal
to the world-wide market including: John A: The Birth of a Country; Victor: The Victor Davis Story; Million Dollar Babies; Conspiracy of Silence and The Many Trials of One Jane Doe.
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