Production Begins on Second Season of The Movie Network and Movie Central’s Award-Winning Original Canadian Series SENSITIVE SKIN

— May 19, 2015

– Production underway in Toronto until the end of June –
– Golden Globe® Award winner and Emmy® Award nominee Kim Cattrall returns as executive producer and star –
– Don McKellar, two-time Canadian Screen Award winner for Season 1, resumes his role as director and executive producer, alongside executive producer Bob Martin –

“…Cattrall has never been better on the small screen.” – The Guardian “…brings something new to Canadian TV...” – The Globe and Mail “Kim Cattrall spins post-menopausal misery into brilliant black comedy.” – Toronto Life TORONTO (May 19, 2015) – The Movie Network and Movie Central announced today that the second season of their Canadian Screen Award-winning original series SENSITIVE SKIN is currently in production in Toronto for six weeks. The new six-episode season focuses on Davina, played by series star and executive producer Kim Cattrall (SEX AND THE CITY), as she enters a transitional phase in her life that uproots her from the sterile streets of Toronto to a new life in the picturesque Toronto Islands. Genie and Tony Award® winner Don McKellar (The Grand Seduction) resumes his role as director and executive producer, while multiple Gemini Award winner and Tony Award® winner Bob Martin (MICHAEL: TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS) returns as executive producer. Season 2 is slated to premiere in 2016. Season 1 of SENSITIVE SKIN was picked up by Sky Arts in the U.K. and concluded its critically acclaimed broadcast run earlier this month. “We are thrilled to be back for Season 2 of SENSITIVE SKIN, continuing the story of Davina Jackson,” said star and executive producer Kim Cattrall. “This upcoming season finds Davina attempting to re-engage with reality, accompanied by many surprising twists and challenges along the way. Head’s up Toronto – we’ll be in the neighbourhood this spring/summer.” Also returning for Season 2 are: Nicolas Wright (White House Down) as Davina’s neurotic son Orlando; Gemini Award-winner Colm Feore (GOTHAM) 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 Thorn, a well-known radio personality; and Gemini Award-winner Clé Bennett (FLASHPOINT) as Theodore. ** Media Note ** – Download photos at http://www.bellmediapr.ca/Network/The-Movie-Network or Corus Media Centre Earlier this year, SENSITIVE SKIN took home four Canadian Screen Awards including: the Bell Media Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Comedic Role (Don McKellar); Best Direction in a Comedy Program or Series (Don McKellar); Best Photography in a Comedy Program or Series (Douglas Koch); and Best Picture Editing in a Comedy or Variety Program or Series (Matthew Hannam). The first season of SENSITIVE SKIN followed the story of a woman of a certain age and her long-time husband who sold their family home and moved downtown to a hip condo in a conscious effort to change their lives. The series was created by Hugo Blick (ROGER & VAN HAVE JUST GOT IN). It starred and was executive produced by Kim Cattrall, along with Don McKellar (who directed all six episodes) and Bob Martin (who wrote all six episodes). The second season is written by Susan Coyne (SLINGS & ARROWS), Rosa Laborde (Léo), and Lynn Coady (ORPHAN BLACK). Niv Fichman (Rhombus Media) and Sari Friedland return as producers, with Henry Normal (Baby Cow Productions), Hugo Blick, Andrea Gorfolova, and Jon Rutherford returning as executive producers alongside Cattrall, McKellar, and Martin. The second season of SENSITIVE SKIN is produced by Rhombus Media in association with Baby Cow Productions, The Movie Network, and Movie Central, with the participation of the Rogers Cable Network Fund. Tricon Films & Television serves as international distributor. Viewers can catch up on the first season of SENSITIVE SKIN on TMN GO and Movie Central on demand with the Shaw Go Movie Central app, Telus Optik on the go and Bell TV Online, and Movie Central On Demand.  

About Bell Media Independent Production
Bell Media has commissioned some of Canada’s most-watched and most-acclaimed original programming, working with the best Canadian independent producers in the country. Hit CTV series include ratings success stories SAVING HOPE, MOTIVE, the record-breaking THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, and MASTERCHEF CANADA. Among the scripted series on Bell Media pay and specialty channels are the three-time Emmy®-nominated hit DEGRASSI, the internationally acclaimed ORPHAN BLACK, the most-watched original series in Space history BITTEN, Bravo’s most-watched original drama 19-2, award-winning dramedy SENSITIVE SKIN, the upcoming adventure series KILLJOYS, and upcoming cult comedy, LETTERKENNY. Bell Media specialty channels are also home to hit factual series HIGHWAY THRU HELL, COLD WATER COWBOYS, and CANADA’S WORST DRIVER, among others.
About The Movie Network
The Movie Network is a pay television service available in eastern Canada delivering premiere access to Hollywood hit movies, new and exclusive HBO content, critically acclaimed SHOWTIME series and first-rate Canadian programming to subscribers. The Movie Network service includes five 24-hour multiplex channels – The Movie Network, HBO Canada, MExcess, MFun! and MFest. All five multiplex channels are simulcast in High Definition and joined by TMN GO, a multi-platform video streaming service, and The Movie Network OnDemand. The Movie Network is a division of Bell Media, which is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. More information about The Movie Network is available at www.themovienetwork.ca.

About Movie Central
Movie Central is a commercial-free premium pay TV service available in western Canada. Movie Central premieres the best in Hollywood, international and Canadian films across nine 24-hour movie channels, including dedicated high-definition feeds, a Movie Central On Demand service and exclusive HBO content on HBO Canada. Movie Central is also the first window for Showtime content and home to cutting-edge Canadian series. A major force in the Canadian independent film and television production industry, Movie Central, through Script to Screen, a writer-oriented feature script development program funded by Movie Central and delivered by NSI supports Canadian filmmaking. Visit the Movie Central website at www.moviecentral.ca.

 

Movie Central is owned by Corus Entertainment Inc., 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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