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TORONTO (June 2, 2014) – HBO Canada announced today the premiere date for its latest Canadian series SENSITIVE SKIN, premiering Sunday, July 20 at 8 p.m. ET/MT on HBO Canada. The bittersweet half-hour series is the story of Davina (Golden Globe® Award winner and Emmy® Award nominee Kim Cattrall), a woman of a certain age and her long-time husband Al (Tony Award® winner Don McKellar) attempting to change their lives. The couple have sold their comfortable family home and moved downtown to an ultra-modern condo, in a conscious effort to keep relevant, and begin again. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what happens.
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The series is executive produced by Kim Cattrall along with co-star McKellar, who directs all six episodes, and Gemini Award winner Bob Martin (MICHAEL: TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS, SLINGS AND ARROWS), who wrote the entire series. SENSITIVE SKIN was shot in Toronto and is adapted from the acclaimed BBC Two program of the same name, which starred Joanna Lumley (ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS).
SENSITIVE SKIN also stars Academy Award® nominee Elliott Gould (M*A*S*H, FRIENDS, RAY DONOVAN) as Al’s opportunistic physician; Nicolas Wright (White House Down) as Davina and Al’s neurotic and depressive son Orlando; Gemini Award winner Colm Feore (THE BORGIAS) as Davina’s brother-in-law Roger; Tony Award winner Joanna Gleason (Last Vegas) as her conservative older sister Veronica; Gemini Award winner Mary Walsh (THIS HOUR HAS 22 MINUTES) as Sarah, a well-known radio personality; Gemini Award winner Clé Bennett (FLASHPOINT) as Theodore, the friendly neighbourhood drug dealer; and Jutra Award winner Marc-André Grondin (C.R.A.Z.Y.) as Greg.
SENSITIVE SKIN is produced by Rhombus Media in association with Baby Cow Productions, The Movie Network, and Movie Central. The series is distributed by Tricon Films & Television and produced in partnership with the Canada Media Fund (CMF) and Rogers Cable Network Fund. The show is created by Hugo Blick (ROGER & VAN HAVE JUST GOT IN). Niv Fichman (Rhombus Media) and Sari Friedland serve as producers with Kim Cattrall, Don McKellar, Bob Martin, Andrea Gorfolova, Jon Rutherford, Henry Normal (Baby Cow Productions) and Hugo Blick attached as executive producers. Production Executives for Bell Media are Trish Williams and Kathleen Meek. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media. Catherine McLeod is Senior Vice-President, Specialty Channels and Bell Media Production, Bell Media. Phil King is President, CTV, Sports and Entertainment Programming Chris Bell is production executive for Movie Central, Maria Hale is Vice President, Television, Pay TV, Corus Entertainment and Doug Murphy is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Corus Entertainment. HBO Canada is a multiplex channel of Bell Media’s The Movie Network (Eastern Canada) and Corus Entertainment’s Movie Central (Western Canada).
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About Movie Central
Movie Central is owned by Corus Entertainment Inc. (CJR.B), a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, television broadcasting, children’s book publishing and children’s animation. Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.
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