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Backpackers

Best friends Ryan (Noah Reid, “Titanic”) and Brandon (Dillon Casey, “Nikita”) race across Europe in search of Ryan’s missing bride-to-be, while also struggling with the eternal twenty-something question of what to do with their lives. When Ryan’s lost journal suddenly gets posted online and explodes across the internet, Ryan’s life dream of becoming a published author becomes real – if only he can track down the jerk who stole it. With Brandon’s slacker brother Andrew (Giacomo Gianniotti, “Reign”) in tow, they travel from Thailand to Canada in search of the missing journal, while also seeking the ultimate answers to life, love and partying.

Companion digital reality series The Real Backpackers follows guide Annie Unnold as she travels to the same locations as her fictional Backpackers counterparts, going behind the scenes and beyond the set to find the best real-life places to eat, drink and party – in Europe and Canada.

Backpackers is produced by Shaftesbury U.S. and Smokebomb Entertainment, Shaftesbury’s award-winning digital media arm, in association with The CW Television Network. Developed for television and produced by Jay Bennett, Backpackers is executive produced by Maggie Murphy, Christina Jennings, Scott Garvie and Tom Mazza.

TV/Digital

10 x half-hour

Year of Production:
2013 – 2014

Sales Contacts

Shaftesbury Sales Company
Lindsay Brown – Sales Executive