The WWII Drama Stars Meg Tilly And Jodi Balfour
Michael Seater Joins The Cast
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TORONTO, Aug. 9, 2012 /CNW/ - Shaw Media announced the start of
production on Season 2 of Bomb Girls, currently shooting 12 X 1-hour episodes in Toronto now until
mid-December 2012. Last season, Bomb Girls made its indelible mark as the #1 new Canadian series, and the program
will return to Global Television in the new year (date to be
The critically acclaimed series stars Academy Award® nominee Meg Tilly (Agnes of God, The Big Chill) and Jodi Balfour (The Sinking of the Laconia). Gemini award-winner Michael Seater (Life with Derek) is joining the cast as Ivan, a gregarious factory worker and object of
interest of the girls working the assembly line at Victory Munitions.
This season Bomb Girls takes us back to 1942 - the war is in full swing, and it seems the Axis
forces are winning every battle. With the demand from the Allies
increased due to bombed-out factories abroad, folks at Victory
Munitions are busier than ever - both inside the plant and out of it.
For shift matron Lorna Corbet (Tilly), something has got to give. The
demands of her job, family and her own burgeoning need to define
herself stirs things up at home and at work. Meanwhile, Gladys Witham
(Balfour) is tiring of living under the shadow of her powerful family.
Working at Vic Mu has fed her desire for independence, but she learns
that making her own decisions doesn't guarantee she'll get what she
Marco Moretti, played by Antonio Cupo (L'Ombra del destino), faces the challenges of his Italian heritage at a time when Canada is
at war with Italy. He wants to do his part for the war effort, but
confronts hostility from the powers-that-be. Betty McRae, played by Ali Liebert (Hellcats), searches for home both literally and figuratively, grappling with her
identity, working to feel safe in her world. And what of Kate Andrews?
Played by Charlotte Hegele (Murdoch Mysteries), can she return to the world and its promise of freedom, or will the
shackles of her past overwhelm her? Still learning to live a life where
her beauty is no longer the most outstanding asset, Vera Burr, played
by Anastasia Philips (Skins), braves a world-view where her smarts can be just as important as her
Bomb Girls is produced by Muse Entertainment and Back Alley Film Productions Limited in association with Shaw Media. The executive producers are Michael
Prupas (The Kennedys, Pillars of the Earth), Janis Lundman (Durham County), Adrienne Mitchell (Durham County) and Michael MacLennan (Flashpoint, Queer as Folk). 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.
Global Television is a Shaw Media network.
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 3.4 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 Muse Entertainment
Muse Entertainment is a leading film and television production company
known for its well-crafted and high-quality productions. Since its
founding in 1998, Muse has produced, co-produced or provided production
services on more than 160 TV movies and mini-series, television series
and feature films and has won 98 awards and garnered over 300 award
nominations! Most recently, Muse Entertainment produced the 8-hr.
television event The Kennedys and co-produced the 8-hr. event series Pillars of the Earth, based on the popular Ken Follett novel. Other big-event, mini-series
include: Ben Hur, The Phantom, The Last Templar, Impact, Human Trafficking and Answered by Fire. Muse is also producing the third season of its other-worldly series Being Human, produced the series Durham County, This is Wonderland and Crusoe. The company's head office and its Quebec production centre are in
Montreal. Muse also has development and production offices in Toronto
and Los Angeles. For more information please visit www.muse.ca.
About Back Alley Film Productions Ltd.
Back Alley Film Productions Ltd. has been producing entertaining and
provocative film and television in Canada for over 20 years and is
known internationally for its production of cutting edge and
entertaining dramatic television series. Founded by Janis Lundman and
Adrienne Mitchell, the company most recently produced the critically
acclaimed Durham County, a dramatic crime series that explores violence and the hope for love
that drives it. They also created and produced the series Bliss and the first interactive dramatic series in Canada for CBC, Drop The Beat, set in the world of hip hop music, as well as the Gemini award-winning
Straight Up also for CBC. In 2001 Mitchell and Lundman won the Production Award for
Excellence from Women in Film & Television - Toronto. Back Alley has
offices in Toronto and Montreal. For more information please visit www.backalleyfilms.ca.
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confirmed up to 4/29/12), Ind 2+ AMA(000), rankers based on 3+ airings
SOURCE: Global Television
For further information:
Muse Entertainment Enterprises