– Season 3 of smash-hit series gets new Fridays at 10 p.m. ET timeslot beginning February 12 –
– Season 1 streaming on CraveTV in the Sci-Fi & Fantasy collection and on Space.ca; Season 2 to launch January 15 –
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TORONTO, Dec. 9, 2015 /CNW/ - After gallons of blood spilled, hundreds of shirts ripped, and countless Mutts slain, Space confirmed today that its hit original series BITTEN returns for its third and final season February 12 in a new Fridays at 10 p.m. ET timeslot. Iconic genre star Laura Vandervoort (SMALLVILLE, Ted) returns to helm the sexy thriller as the embattled Elena Michaels, the world's only female werewolf. Season 3 of the 10-episode, one-hour series delves into the theme of duty versus family, and the lengths one will go to keep both intact. Space also revealed today a chilling sneak peek at Season 3 of BITTEN. To view the clip, click here.
Season 3 picks up several months after the harrowing battle in the Season 2 finale. Bolstering their ranks in the wake of the carnage The Pack is on the hunt for a dangerous group of traitorous Mutts lead by former Spanish Alpha, Eduardo Escobado (Mishka Thébaud, SAVING HOPE). Meanwhile, Elena struggles with Pack Alpha Jeremy Danvers' (Greg Bryk, A History Of Violence, THE BOOK OF NEGROES) new draconian leadership style, and makes a shocking and surprising discovery about herself.
"With the incomparable Laura Vandervoort at the helm, BITTEN was a ferocious drama from the get-go and we are so proud to have seen it make its mark in the television landscape from its home on Space," said Tracey Pearce, Senior Vice-President, Specialty and Pay, Bell Media. "Along with the many devoted fans, we cannot wait to see what happens with Elena and the rest of The Pack as the BITTEN saga finally culminates in Season 3."
"We are grateful to our broadcast partners at Space for three seasons of support," said Executive Producer and Director, J.B. Sugar. "Season 3 takes us back to our werewolf roots and, with our strongest scripts and performances yet, I am confident fans in Canada and around the world are going to be hungry for more."
"Alongside J.B., the entire cast and crew and our incredible broadcast partners, we are excited to deliver this powerful upcoming season to the show's loyal fans who are chomping at the bit for more," said John Morayniss, CEO, eOne Television.
In the Season 3 premiere episode, "Family, of Sorts" (Friday, Feb. 12 at 10 p.m. ET), in order to solidify his power, a war-hardened Jeremy has tasked Elena, Clay, and Nick with recruiting all North American Mutts into The Pack. But, when an unknown werewolf sniper takes a shot at the Alpha, The Pack must adjust course to track down those responsible. Meanwhile, Elena is accosted by a mysterious stranger who challenges her with a shocking claim.
Season 3 of BITTEN also sees the return of Pack members Clayton Danvers (Greyston Holt, ALCATRAZ, DURHAM COUNTY) and Nick Sorrentino (Steve Lund, BEING ERICA, HAVEN). Also returning are Tommie-Amber Pirie (Michael: Tuesdays & Thursdays) as Paige Winterbourne, and Genelle Williams (REMEDY, WAREHOUSE 13) as Rachel Sutton. New to the cast this season is John Ralston (DEGRASSI), Alex Ozerov (ORPHAN BLACK), and Sofia Banzhaf (REPUBLIC OF DOYLE), mysterious new characters who throw Elena's and The Pack's lives into disarray.
Throughout its run, Season 2 of BITTEN made Space the #1 specialty network in its timeslot across all key Adult and Female demos during its timeslot (Saturdays at 9 p.m. ET). Viewers who have yet to join The Pack can stream BITTEN Season 1 on CraveTVTM right now in the Sci-Fi & Fantasy collection or online at Bitten.Space.ca. Season 2 of the sexy thriller joins the CraveTV lineup on Friday, Jan.15.
BITTEN is executive produced by J.B. Sugar (THE COLLECTOR, JPOD) for No Equal Entertainment, John Barbisan and Patrick Banister (WHISTLER) for Hoodwink Entertainment, and Tecca Crosby and John Morayniss for Entertainment One (eOne). Daegan Fryklind (MOTIVE, THE LISTENER) is Showrunner. Executive Producers Fryklind and Wil Zmak return to write for Season 3. Also in the writing room are Larry Bambrick, Jenn Engels, and Garfield Lindsay Miller.
BITTEN is produced by No Equal Entertainment, Hoodwink Entertainment, and eOne in association with Space and Bell Media, with the participation of Rogers Cable Network Fund and Cogeco Program Development Fund, the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit and the Canada Media Fun. Rebecca DiPasquale and Carrie Paupst Shaughnessy are Production Executives, Drama, Bell Media. Tom Hastings is Director of Drama, Independent Production, Bell Media. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media. Tracey Pearce is Senior Vice-President, Specialty and Pay, Bell Media. Randy Lennox is President, Entertainment Production and Broadcasting, Bell Media.
Source: Numeris (BBM Canada), BITTEN Season 2 2/7/15-4/11/15
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About Bell Media Independent Production
Bell Media has commissioned some of Canada's most-watched and most-acclaimed original programming, working with the best Canadian independent producers in the country. Hit series commissioned by CTV include ratings success stories SAVING HOPE, MOTIVE, the record-breaking THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, and MASTERCHEF CANADA. CTV recently announced its first-ever serialized drama CARDINAL. Among the original scripted series on Bell Media pay and specialty channels are the internationally acclaimed ORPHAN BLACK, the smash-hit thriller BITTEN, Space's most-watched original series KILLJOYS, Bravo's most-watched original drama 19-2, award-winning dramedy SENSITIVE SKIN, upcoming cult comedy LETTERKENNY, and the new original drama FRONTIER. Bell Media specialty channels are also home to hit factual series HIGHWAY THRU HELL, COLD WATER COWBOYS, and CANADA'S WORST DRIVER, among others.
Space is home to phenomenal programming including imaginative dramas, epic movies, engaging reality series, and the daily entertainment talk show INNERSPACE, the source for all-things genre, and Space original series after shows, AFTER THE BLACK and AFTERBITE. Named "Channel of the Year" in 2013 by Playback Magazine, Space is also home to original series ORPHAN BLACK, BITTEN and sci-fi drama, KILLJOYS. Space content is always available at Space.ca, and on Facebook, @SpaceChannel, and other social media platforms. Space is a division of Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company.
Image with caption: "Elena (Vandervoort) on the ready to kick more Mutt butt in the Season 3 premiere of BITTEN (CNW Group/SPACE)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20151209_C6849_PHOTO_EN_561361.jpg
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