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  • Murdoch Mysteries

    Murdoch Mysteries

    Winner of 5 Canadian Screen Awards! Set in Toronto at the dawn of the 20th century, Murdoch Mysteries is a one-hour drama series that explores the intriguing world of a methodical and dashing detective who pioneers innovative investigative techniques to solve the city’s crimes. Renewed for Season 11!

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  • Frankie Drake

    Frankie Drake

    Set in the 1920s and starring Lauren Lee Smith (This Life, The Listener), the series follows Toronto’s only female private detective, Frankie Drake. Created by Murdoch Mysteries writers Carol Hay and Michelle Ricci, Frankie Drake will begin production this summer for a fall 2017 launch on CBC.

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  • Carmilla

    Carmilla

    Starring Elise Bauman and Natasha Negovanlis, 2017 Canadian Screen Awards Fan’s Choice Award winner! Funded by U By Kotex®, this irreverent, hit scripted series for millennials from shift2 and Smokebomb puts a contemporary spin on the cult classic vampire novella by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu. 55 million views and counting on YouTube channel KindaTV!

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  • Slasher (TV and VR)

    Slasher (TV and VR)

    Canadian Screen Awards winner! A young woman 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 brutal killing of her parents. Now available on Netflix Canada!

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  • The Moblees

    The Moblees

    Watch Season 2 of one of Kids’ CBC most popular shows! Integrating a holistic approach to healthy active living, The Moblees is a live-action interactive musical adventure series that gets kids aged 3 – 6 up and moving.

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Apr 04 2017 - CBC greenlights new original drama Frankie Drake from the producers of Murdoch Mysteries

Set in the 1920s and starring Lauren Lee Smith (This Life, The Listener), the series follows Toronto’s only female private detective, Frankie Drake. Created by Murdoch Mysteries writers Carol Hay and Michelle Ricci, Frankie Drake will begin production this summer for a fall 2017 launch on CBC.

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Apr 03 2017 - Cracking the code! Emerald Code, a new series about girls and STEM, gets the green light

Shaw Rocket Fund onboard for 20-part digital series from Shaftesbury/Smokebomb and shift2 aimed at raising awareness of STEM among girls 8 – 12.

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Mar 13 2017 - #1 Canadian drama Murdoch Mysteries renewed for Season 11

As announced by Shaftesbury CEO Christina Jennings at last night’s Canadian Screen Awards Broadcast Gala, Canada’s #1 drama, Murdoch Mysteries, has been renewed for Season 11. The series won a total of five CSAs including Best TV Movie and Best Writing for “A Merry Murdoch Christmas” and the Golden Screen Award for TV Drama or Comedy, given to the most-watched series based on data provided by Numeris.

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Jan 19 2017 - Slasher, written and created by Aaron Martin, now available on Netflix Canada

The critically acclaimed psychological thriller Slasher is now available on Netflix Canada. The series has also been newly released on Netflix around the world including France, Italy, Australia and pan-regionally in Latin America and Asia, including Japan, and will be released in the U.K. and Germany this spring.

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Jan 17 2017 - Shaftesbury/Smokebomb honoured with 15 Canadian Screen Awards nominations

Leading creator and producer Shaftesbury/Smokebomb has received 15 nominations for the 2017 Canadian Screen Awards, as announced earlier today by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, including nods for Canada’s # 1 scripted series*, Murdoch Mysteries, thriller series Slasher and supernatural web drama Inhuman Condition.

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