12 Monkeys is an American television series on Syfy created by Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett. It is a science fiction mystery dramawith a time traveling plot loosely based on the 1995 film of the same name, which was written by David and Janet Peoples and directed by Terry Gilliam, itself being inspired by Chris Marker's 1962 short film La Jetée; the series credits both Peoples and Marker for their original works. In the series, Aaron Stanford and Amanda Schull star as James Cole and Dr. Cassandra "Cassie" Railly, who use time travel in an effort to stop the destructive plans of the enigmatic organization "Army of the 12 Monkeys". Kirk Acevedo and Noah Bean also star in the first season. In the second season, Bean makes a guest appearance, and Todd Stashwick, Emily Hampshire and Barbara Sukowaare promoted from recurring guests to regulars. Stanford, Schull and Hampshire play reimagined versions of characters respectively portrayed by Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe and Brad Pitt in the 1995 film. Natalie Chaidez was the showrunner of 12 Monkeys during its first season, assisting Matalas and Fickett. After the season completed she stepped down to the role of consultant for the second season, and Matalas and Fickett became showrunners. In the third season Fickett became a consultant, and Matalas was the sole showrunner. The series is produced by Atlas Entertainment, which produced the original film, and Universal Cable Productions. Charles Roven, producer of the original, is one of the executive producers.
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Alias Grace is a Canadian-American television miniseries directed by Mary Harron and starring Sarah Gadon. It is based on the 1996 novel of the same name by Margaret Atwood and adapted by Sarah Polley. The series consists of six episodes.It premiered on CBC on September 25, 2017, and appeared on Netflix on November 3, 2017. In advance of the series premiere, the first two episodes received a preview screening at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival in its Primetime lineup of selected television programming The series was the third adaptation of an Atwood novel broadcast on television in 2017, after The Handmaid's Tale (adapted for Hulu) and Wandering Wenda (adapted for CBC Television's CBC Kids lineup).
American Gods is an American fantasy drama television series based on the novel of the same name, written by Neil Gaiman and originally published in 2001. The television series was developed by Bryan Fuller and Michael Green for the premium cable network Starz. Fuller and Green served as the showrunners for the first season, and are set to be replaced by Jesse Alexander for the second season. Gaiman serves as an executive producer along with Fuller, Green, Craig Cegielski, Stefanie Berk, David Slade, and Adam Kane. The series focuses on Shadow Moon, who meets a strange man named Mr. Wednesday after being released from prison, and soon becomes embroiled in a large-scale conflict between the Old Gods and the New Gods, who grow stronger each day. The first season originally ran on the Starz network and streaming service from April to June 2017. In May 2017, the series was renewed for a second season.
Anne (titled Anne with an E for international distribution on Netflix) is a Canadian drama television series based on the 1908 novel Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery, and adapted by Emmy Award-winning writer and producer Moira Walley-Beckett. It airs on CBC in Canada, and elsewhere in the world it is available for streaming on Netflix. The first season consists of seven episodes, with Niki Caro directing the 90-minute season premiere. The series premiered on March 19, 2017, on CBC, the season finale airing on April 30, 2017. On August 3, 2017, both CBC and Netflix renewed the series for a 10-episode second season to premiere in 2018. Season 2 began production in November 2017.
Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast
Beauty & the Beast is an American television series filmed in Toronto, Canada, very loosely inspired by the 1987 CBS series of the same name, created by Sherri Cooper-Landsman and Jennifer Levin that premiered October 11, 2012, on The CW.Kristin Kreuk and Jay Ryan star in the title roles alongside Austin Basis, Nina Lisandrello, Nicole Gale Anderson, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Max Brown, Brian J. White, Amber Skye Noyes, and Michael Roark. The show has been honoured with acknowledgements from the People's Choice Awards, Teen Choice Awards and Saturn Awards as well as the Leo Awards, Canadian Screen Awards, the American Society of Cinematographers, the Canadian Society of Cinematographers and the Directors Guild of Canada.
Big Little Lies
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Big Little Lies
Big Little Lies is an American television drama series that premiered on HBO on February 19, 2017. Created and written by David E. Kelley, the series' seven-episode first season is based on the novel of the same name by Liane Moriarty. Each episode was directed by Jean-Marc Vallée.
Big Little Lies stars Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon and Shailene Woodley and tells the story of three emotionally troubled women in Monterey, California, who become embroiled in a murder investigation. Alexander Skarsgård, Laura Dern, Jeffrey Nordling, Adam Scott, Zoë Kravitz, and James Tupper feature in supporting roles. Critically acclaimed, the series garnered several accolades. It received 16 Emmy Award nominations and won eight, including Outstanding Limited Series and acting awards for Kidman, Skarsgård, and Dern. The trio also won Golden Globe Awards in addition to a Golden Globe Award for Best Miniseries or Television Film win for the series. Kidman and Skarsgård also received Screen Actors Guild Award for their performances. Despite originally being billed as a miniseries, HBO renewed the series for a second season. Production on the second season began in March 2018 and is set to premiere in 2019. The entire main cast will return with the addition of Meryl Streep. All seven episodes are being written by Kelley and directed by Andrea Arnold.
Bitten is a Canadian television series based on the Women of the Otherworld series of books by author Kelley Armstrong. The name was inspired by the first book in the series. The show was produced as an original series for Space, with most filming in Toronto and Cambridge, Ontario. Its third and final season finished in April 2016. On May 22, 2014, the series was renewed for a second season of 10 episodes, with production beginning in Summer. On May 22, 2015, Space confirmed the series to be renewed for a third season with filming set to begin summer/fall 2015. It was confirmed in December 2015 that the third season of Bitten would be the show's final season.
Blood and Water
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Blood and Water
Blood and Water is a Canadian television crime drama series, which premiered on OMNI Television in November 2015. Set in Vancouver, the show centres on police detective Josephine Bradley (Steph Song). After Charlie Xie (Osric Chau), the son of billionaire real estate developer Li-Rong Xie, is found murdered, Josephine is brought into investigate despite having just been diagnosed with cancer. It is the first television drama series produced for a Chinese Canadian audience, the show mixes dialogue in English, Cantonese and Mandarin. The cast also includes Fiona Fu as Weiran Xie, the matriarch who holds the Xie family together; Loretta Yu as Charlie's widow Teresa; Elfina Luk as his sister Anna, who is plotting her eventual takeover of the family business empire; Simu Liu as his brother Paul, a guardian of many of the family's shady secrets; and Peter Outerbridge as Detective Al Gorski, a police colleague of Josephine's. Eight episodes were produced for the show's first season A second season, also consisting of eight episodes, first aired on November 13, 2016.The series has been renewed for a third season.
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Cardinal is a Canadian crime drama television series, which premiered January 25, 2017, on CTV (in English) and Super Écran (in French). The series is an adaptation of Giles Blunt's crime novels about police detectives John Cardinal (Billy Campbell) and Lise Delorme (Karine Vanasse) in the fictional city of Algonquin Bay. The cast also includes Deborah Hay, Alanna Bale, Glen Gould, Eric Hicks, David Richmond-Peck, Gail Maurice, Kristen Thomson, Brendan Fletcher, and Allie MacDonald. The first season is based on the novel Forty Words for Sorrow, about the investigation of the murder of a young girl.On February 28, 2017, CTV renewed Cardinal for a second and third season both to have six episodes. The second season is based on Blunt's third John Cardinal novel, Black Fly Season, while the third is slated to be based on By the Time You Read This and Crime Machine, the fourth and fifth novels in the series. Episodes of season 2 were added weekly one day in advance of the broadcast air date on Crave TV.
Covert Affairs is a USA Network drama television series filmed in Toronto, Canada, starring Piper Perabo and Christopher Gorham that premiered on Tuesday, July 13, 2010. On January 6, 2015, USA Network cancelled Covert Affairs after five seasons. The series executive producers are Doug Liman and David Bartis and the co-executive producer is Jonathan Glassner. Production of the series takes place in Toronto, Ontario, at primary static sets housed in a studio, as well as at "stock" shooting locations throughout the local area. This is combined with material filmed at various international locations in which the series' episodes are set, such as Washington, D.C.,capturing geographically unique elements of these places.
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Dark Matter is a Canadian science fiction series created by Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie, based on their of the same name and developed by Prodigy Pictures in association with Space channel. An order for 13 episodes was placed for the first season of the series, which premiered on June 12, 2015 on both Space and Syfy. Dark Matter was renewed for a 13-episode third season in September 2016, which premiered on June 9, 2017.
Designated Survivor is an American political drama television series created by David Guggenheim that airs on ABC. Kiefer Sutherland stars as Thomas Kirkman, an American politician named the designated survivor for the State of the Union, who suddenly ascends to the position of President after an explosion kills everyone in the line of succession. Kirkman deals with his inexperience as President while looking to uncover the truth behind the attack. The project skipped the pilot stage and was ordered straight to series on December 14, 2015, followed by a formal announcement on May 6, 2016. The first episode premiered on September 21, 2016, with a full season order coming eight days later. The series was renewed for a second season on May 11, 2017, which premiered on September 27, 2017.
Flashpoint is a Canadian police drama television series that debuted on July 11, 2008 on CTV. In the United States, the series originally aired on CBS, then aired on Ion Television; in the United Kingdom it aired on Universal Channel. The series was broadcast on the Canadian French-language network Vin Quebec, having launched on March 9, 2009. The series was created by Mark Ellis and Stephanie Morgenstern and stars Hugh Dillon, Amy Jo Johnson, David Paetkau, Sergio Di Zio and Enrico Colantoni. It was announced January 25, 2011 that Ion Television had acquired all rights to the show held by CBS including the option to continue production. After the fourth season of Flashpoint concluded, a fifth season was ordered; starting to air in Canada in September 2012. On May 1, 2012, the producers announced that the fifth season would be the last of the series. The series finale aired on December 13, 2012.
Frankie Drake Mysteries
Frankie Drake Mysteries
Frankie Drake Mysteries is a Canadian television drama series, which premiered on CBC Television in the 2017–18 television season.The series premiered on November 6, 2017. On April 5, 2018 the show was renewed for a second season of ten episodes.Lauren Lee Smith portrays the fictional Frankie Drake, the first female private detective in 1920s Toronto, with Chantel Riley as her crime-solving partner Trudy. It also features Rebecca Liddiard as morality officer Mary Shaw.
Frontier is a Canadian-American historical drama television series co-created by Brad Peyton, Rob Blackie, and Peter Blackie, chronicling the North American fur trade of the 1700s.The series is co-produced by Discovery Channel (Canada) (as the channel's first original scripted commission) and Netflix.On October 25, 2016, Frontier was renewed for a second season.The series premiered on November 6, 2016, on Discovery Channel Canadaand was shot in 4K.The second season aired all episodes on Netflix November 24th, 2017. The series was renewed for a third season.
Haven is an American-Canadian supernatural drama television series loosely based on the Stephen King novel The Colorado Kid (2005). The show, which deals with strange events in a fictional town in Maine named Haven, was filmed on the South Shore of Nova Scotia, Canada, and was an American/Canadian co-production. It starred Emily Rose, Lucas Bryant, Nicholas Campbell and Eric Balfour, whose characters struggle to help townspeople with supernatural afflictions and protect the town from the effects of those afflictions. The show was the creation of writers Jim Dunn and Sam Ernst. The one-hour drama premiered on July 9, 2010, on Syfy, and concluded on December 17, 2015.In August 2015, Syfy cancelled the series after five seasons.
Heroes Reborn is a 13-episode television "event miniseries" which premiered on September 24, 2015, as a continuation of the NBC science fiction serial drama series Heroes.Series creator Tim Kring returned as executive producer.During the 2015 Super Bowl, NBC aired a 16-second teaser promo for the series. On July 9, 2015, a six-chapter web-series titled Dark Matters was released to introduce the characters and story of Heroes Reborn.
Houdini & Doyle
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Houdini & Doyle
Houdini & Doyle is a British-Canadian-American television drama series loosely based on the real-world friendshipof Harry Houdini and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. A 10-episode first season was ordered by Fox in the United States, ITV in the United Kingdom, and Global in Canada.The pilot episode was written by co-creators David Hoseltonand David Titcher.The first episode was broadcast on ITV on Sunday 13 March 2016.
Mary Kills People
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Mary Kills People
Mary Kills People is a Canadian black comedy-drama television series starring Caroline Dhavernas.It premiered on Global on January 25, 2017. On June 5, 2017, the series was renewed for a second season,which was scheduled to premiere on Global's video-on-demand platforms on January 1 before premiering on television on January 3, 2018. The series, which was to comprise six episodes, was commissioned by TV network Global on January 28, 2016. Production began in summer 2016,and the first episode aired January 25, 2017. In the United States, the series was picked up by Lifetime on October 13, 2016. The channel came on board as a co-producer and was involved in creative aspects of the project, including casting. Mary Kills People premiered in the US on Lifetime on April 23, 2017. As of January 23, 2017, there were talks to produce a second season according to Metro News and Caroline Dhavernas. On June 5, 2017, the series was renewed for a six-episode followup season. Production occurred over summer 2017 in Toronto. Lifetime announced their pickup of the second season in the United States on July 28, 2017;it premiered on March 12, 2018.
Nikita is an American television series that aired on The CW from September 9, 2010 to December 27, 2013 in the United States.The series is an adaptation of the 1990 Luc Besson film Nikita, the second such adaptation after the popular 1997 TV series La Femme Nikita. The series focuses on Nikita (Maggie Q), a woman who escaped from a secret government-funded organization known as "Division" and, after a three-year hiding period, is back to bring down the organization. The main cast in various seasons features Maggie Q, Lyndsy Fonseca, Shane West, Aaron Stanford, Melinda Clarke, Xander Berkeley, Noah Bean, Tiffany Hines, Ashton Holmes, Dillon Casey, and Devon Sawa.
People of Earth
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People of Earth
People of Earth is an American science fiction comedy television series created by David Jenkins about a support group for alien abductees as well as the aliens who have previously abducted them. TBS ordered the pilot under the name The Group in May 2015, and announced a 10-episode order in January 2016.The series premiered on October 31, 2016, on TBS. On September 13, 2017, TBS renewed the series for a third season.
Formerly known as The Code, Private Eyes is a Canadian comedy-drama television series created by Tim Kilby and Shelley Eriksen that stars Jason Priestley and Cindy Sampson, which began airing on Global on May 26, 2016. The first season consisted of 10 episodes. The series is inspired by the novel The Code by G.B. Joyce. A second season of 18 episodes was confirmed, and production started in the Fall of 2016 in Toronto. On March 27, 2017, Ion Television picked up the exclusive rights to broadcast the series in the United States, where it is presented as an original series for the network. The first half of the second season premiered in Canada on May 25 and concluded on July 20, 2017.The second half is expected to air in the summer of 2018 On September 21, 2017, Global ordered a 12 episode third season set to start production in spring 2018.
Reign is an American historical romantic drama television series following the early exploits of Mary, Queen of Scots. The series, created by Stephanie SenGupta and Laurie McCarthy, premiered on October 17, 2013, on The CW, and concluded after four seasons on June 16, 2017.The principal cast consists of North American, Australian, New Zealand and British actors. Rockwood Conservation Area near Guelph, Ontario and Parkwood Estate in Oshawa, Ontario have also been used to mimic 16th-century Scotland for the show's production. Most of the other interior scenes, including bedchambers, the Great Hall, and the Throne Room, were filmed in vast sets primarily at Cinespace Film Studios' Kipling Avenue facility.
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Schitt's Creek (stylized as Schitt$ Creek) is a Canadian television sitcom created by Eugene Levy and his son Dan Levy, that premiered on CBC Television on January 13, 2015. The series is produced by Not a Real Company Productions. On January 12, 2015, CBC renewed the show for a second season.The second season premiered in Canada on January 12, 2016 on CBC. It was announced on February 17, 2016, that the CBC renewed the show for a third season which began broadcasting on January 11, 2017. On March 10, 2017 the show was renewed for a fourth season, which aired on January 9, 2018 on CBC. On March 6, 2018 the show was renewed for a fifth season to air in early 2019. The series has won various accolades, including an ACTRA Award and 11 Canadian Screen Awards. The series is filmed on location in Goodwood, Ontario, the Regional Municipality of Durham of the Greater Toronto Area, and Mono, Ontario, where the motel scenes are filmed. The interior scenes for the first two seasons were filmed at Pinewood Toronto Studios in Toronto,while the interior scenes for the third season were shot at Dufferin Gate Studios in Toronto.
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Sensitive Skin is a Canadian black comedy television series. It is an adaptation of the British series of the same name, created by Hugo Blick. The show's six-episode first season was written by comedian Bob Martin and directed by Don McKellar.The series premiered on HBO Canada on July 20, 2014.The series was renewed for a second season, with production resuming in spring 2015 in Toronto. The second season, consisting of six episodes, premiered on May 15, 2016.
Shadowhunters is an American supernatural drama television series developed by Ed Decter, loosely based on the popular book series The Mortal Instruments written by Cassandra Clare. It premiered in North America on Freeform on January 12, 2016. Primarily filmed in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the series follows Clary Fray (Katherine McNamara), who finds out on her birthday that she is not who she thinks she is but rather comes from a long line of Shadowhunters, human-angel hybrids who hunt down demons. It is the second adaptation of the novel series, after the 2013 film The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, which like the series was produced by Constantin Film. The debut season of Shadowhunters has received mixed responses from critics. The pilot episode attracted the largest audience for Freeform in more than two years. The show has received numerous award nominations, winning one GLAAD Award and two Teen Choice Awards. The series was renewed for a second season of 20 episodes, which premiered on January 2, 2017. In August 2016, showrunner Ed Decter exited the series over "creative differences". Todd Slavkin and Darren Swimmer were named as Decter's replacements. On April 21, 2017, Freeform renewed the show for a third season of 20 episodes, which premiered on March 20, 2018.
Shoot the Messenger
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Shoot the Messenger
Shoot The Messenger is a Canadian political and crime drama television series that aired on CBC Television from October 10, 2016 to December 5, 2016. The series was not renewed for a second season. Produced by Hungry Eyes Film and Television,the series stars Elyse Levesque as Daisy Channing, a young Toronto journalist who witnesses an apparent gang-related murder and is drawn into a criminal underworld with ties to the city's political and business elite.The series also stars Alex Kingston as her editor Mary Fowler, Lucas Bryant as her coworker Simon Olendski, and Lyriq Bent as police homicide detective Frank Lutz. Supporting cast members include Hannah Anderson, Ari Cohen, Edie Inksetter,Al Sapienza and Nicholas Campbell, as well as guest appearances by Ed Robertson, Jamaal Magloire and Rick Fox. Producer and creator Sudz Sutherland acknowledged that the series was indirectly inspired by the Rob Ford video scandal of 2013, but stated that the series is not meant to be interpreted as being about Ford in any literal way.
Star Trek Discovery
Star Trek Discovery
Star Trek: Discovery is an American television series created for CBS All Access by Bryan Fuller and Alex Kurtzman. It is the first series developed specifically for that service, and the first Star Trek series since Star Trek: Enterprise concluded in 2005. Set roughly a decade before the events of the original Star Trek series and separate from the timeline of the concurrently produced feature films, Discovery explores the Federation–Klingon war while following the crew of the USS Discovery. Gretchen J. Berg and Aaron Harberts serve as showrunners on the series, with producing support from Akiva Goldsman. Sonequa Martin-Green stars as Michael Burnham, a science specialist on the USS Discovery. Doug Jones, Shazad Latif, Anthony Rapp, Mary Wiseman, and Jason Isaacs also star. The new series was announced in November 2015, with Fuller joining as showrunner and wanting to make an anthology series. CBS asked him to make a single, serialized show first, with the prequel to the original series idea further developed. Star Trek: Discovery premiered on September 19, 2017, at ArcLight Hollywood, before debuting on CBS and CBS All Access on September 24. The rest of the 15-episode first season was streamed weekly on All Access. The series' release led to record subscriptions for All Access, and positive reviews from critics who highlighted Martin-Green's performance. A second season was ordered in October 2017.
The Borgias is a historical-fiction drama television series created by Neil Jordan; it debuted in 2011 and was canceled in 2013. The series is set around the turn of the 16th century and follows the Borgia family. It stars Jeremy Irons as Pope Alexander VI with François Arnaud as Cesare, Holliday Grainger as Lucrezia and David Oakes as Juan. Colm Feore also stars as Cardinal della Rovere (later Pope Julius II). It premiered on April 3, 2011, at 9 p.m. ET on Showtime in the United States and 10 p.m. Eastern on Bravo! in Canada, and received its first major television network premiere on June 21, 2011, on Canada's CTV Television Network. The second season premiered on April 8, 2012. On May 4, 2012, Showtime ordered a third season of 10 episodes, which premiered on April 14, 2013.
The Expanse is an American science fiction television series on Syfy, developed by Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, based on the series of novels by Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck (writing under the pseudonym James S. A. Corey). Set in a future where humanity has colonized the Solar System, it follows United Nations executive Chrisjen Avasarala (Shohreh Aghdashloo), police detective Josephus Miller (Thomas Jane), and ship's officer Jim Holden (Steven Strait) and his crew as they unravel a conspiracy that threatens peace in the system and the survival of humanity. The series premiered on demand on November 23, 2015, and on Syfy on December 14, 2015. In March 2017, Syfy renewed The Expanse for a 13-episode third season, which premiered April 11, 2018. The series received positive reviews from critics, who highlighted its beautiful visuals, well-developed characters, and thrilling political narrative. It has received a Hugo Award forBest Dramatic Presentation as well as a Saturn Award nomination.
The Long Road Home
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The Long Road Home
The Long Road Home is an American drama miniseries created by Mikko Alanne. It is based on the 2007 book The Long Road Home: A Story of War and Family by Martha Raddatz. The series stars Michael Kelly, Jason Ritter, Kate Bosworth, Sarah Wayne Callies, Jeremy Sisto, Noel Fisher, Jon Beavers, E. J. Bonilla, Jorge Diaz, Ian Quinlan, Darius Homayoun and Patrick Schwarzenegger. The miniseries premiered on National Geographic on November 7, 2017.
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The Mist is an American science fiction-horror thriller television series developed by Christian Torpe. It is based on the horror novella of the same name by author Stephen King.The series aired for one 10-episode season on Spike from June 22 to August 24, 2017. The ten episodes of the first season were reportedly produced on a budget of approximately $23 million. The government of Nova Scotia announced in July 2016 that it would contribute $5.9 million for the series. The production marks the biggest entertainment production ever to shoot in the province.
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The Strain is an American horror drama television series that aired on FX from July 13, 2014, to September 17, 2017. It was created by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan, based on their novel trilogy of the same name. Carlton Cuse serves as executive producer and showrunner. Del Toro and Hogan wrote the pilot episode, "Night Zero", which del Toro directed. A thirteen-episode first season was ordered on November 19, 2013.The pilot episode premiered at the ATX Television Festival inAustin, Texas, in early June 2014. On August 6, 2014, FX renewed The Strain for a 13-episode second season which premiered on July 12, 2015.On August 7, 2015, FX renewed The Strain for a 10-episode third season which premiered on August 28, 2016. FX renewed the series for a fourth and final season on September 27, 2016,which premiered on July 16, 2017.During the course of the series, 46 episodes of The Strain aired over four seasons. The show centers around Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, the head of the CDC's New York-based Canary Project, who is called upon to investigate an airplane landing wherein everyone aboard is dead. What his team discovers is a viral outbreak that has similarities to an ancient strain of vampirism. The virus begins to spread and Goodweather works with his team and a group of the city's residents to wage a war to save humanity.
Titans is an upcoming American web television series that will air on DC Universe, based on the DC Comics team of the same name. Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, and Greg Berlanti created the series, which sees Brenton Thwaites star as Dick Grayson / Robin, the leader of the Titans, alongside Anna Diop, Teagan Croft, and Ryan Potter as Starfire, Raven, and Beast Boy, respectively. Titans is scheduled to debut in 2018.
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Transporter: The Series (French: Le Transporteur : la série) is an English-language French-Canadian actiontelevision series, a spin off from the Transporter film series created by Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen. It was co-produced by the French Atlantique Productions and the Canadian boutique entertainment company QVF, Inc., and broadcast by M6, RTL Television, The Movie Network, and Movie Central.Twelve episodes were ordered in 2012 for the first season with an overall budget of US$40 million or €30 million.
Xena Princess Warrior
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Xena Princess Warrior
Xena: Warrior Princess is an American fantasy television series filmed on location in New Zealand. The series aired in syndication from September 4, 1995, until June 18, 2001. It has been praised by critics for its strong female protagonist and has since acquired a strong cult following, attention in fandom, parody, and academia, and has influenced the direction of other television series. The series was created in 1995 by writer-director-producer Robert Tapert under his production tag, Renaissance Pictures, with executive producers R. J. Stewart (who developed the series along with Tapert) and Sam Raimi. The series narrative follows Xena (played by Lucy Lawless), an infamous warrior on a quest to seek redemption for her past sins against the innocent by using her formidable fighting skills to now help those who are unable to defend themselves. Xena is accompanied by Gabrielle (played by Renee O'Connor), who during the series changes from a simple farm girl into an Amazon warrior and Xena's comrade-in-arms; her initial naïveté helps to balance Xena and assists her in recognizing and pursuing the "greater good". In 2012 star Lucy Lawless confirmed her character Xena was from ancient Bulgaria, Thrace.