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  • Houdini & Doyle

    Houdini & Doyle

    Harry Houdini and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle grudgingly join forces to investigate crimes with a supernatural slant.

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  • Slasher

    Slasher

    Now in production! An eight-part psychological thriller series for Super Channel and NBCUniversal’s Chiller, Slasher follows the plight of a young woman (Katie McGrath) who returns to the small town where she was born, only to find herself the centerpiece in a series of horrifying copycat murders – based on the widely-known, grisly killings of her parents.

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  • Fool Canada

    Fool Canada

    Premiering on CBC Tuesday, June 23 at 8:30 pm! Starring comedic talent Will Sasso (MADtv), Fool Canada is a fun and witty social experiment series that tests Canadians’ notorious politeness, patience and gullibility. Armed with a truckload of hidden cameras and devious disguises, Sasso and a team of comedians poke fun at what it means to be Canadian.

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  • MsLabelled

    MsLabelled

    A young fashionista tries to find her own voice in the high-pressure world of fashion by launching an upstart fashion blog, after landing a job at a magazine overseen by editor-at-large Jeanne Beker. Watch now on the VervegirlTV YouTube channel and Slice.ca.

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  • Carmilla

    Carmilla

    Season II now available on the VervegirlTV YouTube channel! Funded by U By Kotex®, this irreverent, hit comedy (72 x four-minutes) for millennials from shift2 and Smokebomb is a scripted transmedia series that puts a modern spin on the cult classic gothic vampire novella by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu.

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  • The Moblees

    The Moblees

    The #1 show on Kids’ CBC, on tour across Canada this summer! Integrating a holistic approach to healthy active living, The Moblees (30 x 11-minutes) is a new live-action interactive musical adventure series that gets kids aged 3 – 5 up and moving.

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  • Murdoch Mysteries

    Murdoch Mysteries

    Season 9 premieres October 5 on CBC! Set in Toronto at the dawn of the 20th century, Murdoch Mysteries is a one-hour drama series that explores the intriguing world of William Murdoch (Yannick Bisson), a methodical and dashing detective who pioneers innovative investigative techniques to solve some of the city’s most gruesome murders.

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Aug 13 2015 - Carmilla nominated for two Streamy Awards

Smokebomb Entertainment, Shaftesbury’s award-winning digital studio, and digital agency shift2 are thrilled to announce that their popular digital series Carmilla, currently in season two on the VervegirlTV YouTube channel, has been nominated for two Streamy Awards, which honours the best in online video and the creators behind it. Carmilla has been nominated for Best Drama and Best Actress for […]

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Aug 11 2015 - Sold-out Murdoch Mysteries Event Attracts 2500 Fans

Fans show their love for all things Murdoch Mysteries At Murdoch Mysteries event, fans of CBC show got to tour the set, talk to experts like the prop master and meet stars like Yannick Bisson. It’s a TV series firmly rooted in Toronto, but its fans come from all over.The proof was in a two-day […]

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Jul 28 2015 - Shaftesbury, Super Channel and Chiller Announce Start of Production and Cast for Slasher

Shaftesbury, Super Channel and Chiller today announced casting and start of production for Slasher, an eight episode, one-hour psychological thriller series. Katie McGrath (Jurassic World, Dracula, Merlin) stars as Sarah Bennett, a young woman who returns to the small town where she was born, only to find herself the centerpiece in a series of horrifying copycat murders based on the widely known, grisly killings of her parents. As the murders escalate, long-buried secrets are revealed, making everyone around her a suspect…or a victim. Sarah finds herself questioning everything and everyone around her, including her husband Dylan (Brandon Jay McLaren, Graceland, The Killing), her grandmother Brenda Merritt (Wendy Crewson, Saving Hope, Revenge), family friend Cam Henry (Steve Byers, The Man in the High Castle) and the town’s police chief, Iain Vaughn (Dean McDermott, Ecstasy, CSI).

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Jul 13 2015 - The Moblees Partners with Kidomo, Telus Fund and Smokebomb to Extend the Series with Live Tour and App

The Moblees has teamed up with new partners to extend the series beyond television, including a live tour in partnership with Kidomo and innovative app produced by Smokebomb Entertainment and funded by The TELUS Fund and Kids’ CBC.

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Jun 24 2015 - Michael Weston & Stephen Mangan Cast in Shaftesbury’s Houdini & Doyle

Michael Weston (Six Feet Under, House) and Stephen Mangan (Episodes) have been cast in the lead roles of Houdini & Doyle, a mystery adventure drama series scheduled to debut on ITV Encore, Global and Fox in 2016. Inspired by true events, the series will draw heavily on the rich history of the period. Two great men of the 20th Century – Harry Houdini (Weston), master magician, escape artist and paranormal debunker; and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Mangan), prolific writer, creator of “Sherlock Holmes” and paranormal aficionado – grudgingly join forces to investigate unsolved and inexplicable crimes with a supernatural slant in collaboration with New Scotland Yard.

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With offices in Toronto and Los Angeles, Shaftesbury is an award-winning creator and producer of original content for television and digital platforms, sold in 120 countries worldwide. Shaftesbury's slate includes David Shore's new series, Houdini & Doyle, for Sony Pictures Television, Shaw Media, ITV and Fox; horror series Slasher for Super Channel and NBCUniversal's Chiller; nine seasons of Murdoch Mysteries for CBC, UKTV and ITV STUDIOS Global Entertainment; and hidden camera comedy series Fool Canada for CBC, starring Will Sasso. Shaftesbury’s digital studio, Smokebomb Entertainment, produces convergent experiences for television and branded entertainment projects including the hit YouTube series Carmilla, funded by the U by Kotex® brand; and fashion-focused series MsLabelled for Shaw Media and Schick® Quattro for Women. Shaftesbury/Smokebomb recently launched shift2, an innovative brand agency that targets millennials on YouTube.

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