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TORONTO (December 5, 2014) – The Movie Network and Movie Central announced today that they have ordered a second season of the premium original series, SENSITIVE SKIN. The series is led by Golden Globe® Award winner and Emmy® Award nominee Kim Cattrall, returning as executive producer and star, joined by Genie and Tony Award® winner Don McKellar (The Grand Seduction), who resumes his role as director and executive producer, while multiple Gemini Award winner and Tony Award® winner Bob Martin (MICHAEL: TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS) returns as head writer and executive producer. The new season stars Cattrall, and goes into production in Toronto in the spring of 2015.
"We are thrilled to be coming back for a second season of SENSITIVE SKIN on The Movie Network, Movie Central, and HBO Canada. Their continued support, and our strong viewership over the summer, have been truly inspiring,” said star and executive producer Kim Cattrall. “We are returning with a terrifically talented creative team and look forward to our spring start."
“We are excited by the creative direction SENSITIVE SKIN is taking in Season 2,” said Corrie Coe, Senior Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media. “The series is exactly what smart, premium, auteur-driven television is all about, and we’re proud to once again be working with such an incredibly talented team led by our partners at Rhombus Media.”
“SENSITIVE SKIN had the highest rated premiere of all time on HBO Canada for an original production, proving that well promoted, bold Canadian programming resonates with our Pay TV audience,” said Maria Hale, Vice President, Head of Content Distribution & Pay TV, Corus Entertainment. “With an impressive roster of homegrown and world renowned creative talent including Kim Cattrall, Don McKellar, Bob Martin and the team at Rhombus Media, we are delighted to begin production on Season 2.”
The Globe and Mail labeled SENSITIVE SKIN “sharp, moody, shiny and new for Canadian TV.” Huffington Post Canada described it as “sharp, witty, and positively charming,” and Toronto Life called it “brilliant black comedy.”
In a Canadian broadcast first, HBO Canada marathon-launched the series by making the entire six-episode first season available to subscribers online and on demand following its broadcast premiere.
The first season of SENSITIVE SKIN starred, and was executive produced by Kim Cattrall, along with Don McKellar, who directed all six episodes. The series was written by Bob Martin, and produced by Niv Fichman and Sari Friedland for Rhombus Media in association with Baby Cow Productions, The Movie Network, and Movie Central. Tricon Films & Television serves as international distributor as well as executive producer on the series.
All six episodes of SENSITIVE SKIN Season 1 are currently available in Eastern Canada on TMN GO and HBO Canada OnDemand. In Western Canada, episodes are available with Shaw Go Movie Central app, Bell TV app, Telus Optik on the go, and HBO Canada On Demand.
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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, THE LISTENER, MOTIVE, and THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, the record-breaking, Canadian-produced complementary version of the hit international series. New to CTV in 2014 are hit international format MASTERCHEF CANADA and multi-cam office comedy SPUN OUT, one of the most-watched new comedies of the season. 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 new drama 19-2, TRANSPORTER – THE SERIES, dramedy SENSITIVE SKIN, and the upcoming KILLJOYS. Bell Media specialty channels are also home to hit factual series HIGHWAY THRU HELL 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; The Movie Network OnDemand, a Subscription Video On Demand (SVOD) service available in select areas across eastern Canada; and TMN OnLine, an Internet-based content streaming service. 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 eight 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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For more information:
For The Movie Network (Eastern Canada)
Nicolle Balen, 416.384.4061 or email@example.com
For Movie Central (Western Canada):
Danielle Sefton, 416.479.6094 or firstname.lastname@example.org