First video announced The children in the room is slated to premiere May 13, followed by companion docuseries The Kids in the Hallway: Comic Punks May 20.
More premiere dates and a slew of new Canadian originals were also revealed at the Prime Video Presents Canada showcase in Toronto on Wednesday.
Here’s a breakdown of what’s to come:
Tights is a half-hour series about Ruth Clarke, an extremely competent and tough middle-aged Canadian maple syrup maker who is tired of being hemmed in by the polite and bureaucratic conventions inherent in her country’s identity — especially now that the Canadian bureaucracy threatens to take away everything she loves: her farm, her comatose husband and her right to freedom.
With the help of Remy Bouchard, a pint-sized local jerk, and Mike Byrne, an aging low-level mobster, Ruth changes her destiny – and transforms the future of her community with the theft of millions of maple syrup dollars.
Brian Donovan and Ed Herro wrote the pilot script and will serve as executive producers and co-anchors alongside Canadian co-showrunner/executive producer Kathryn Borel. Jonathan Levine will direct and executive produce. The series is produced by independent studio Blumhouse Television from Blumhouse founder and CEO Jason Blum, Megamix from Jonathan Levine, Comet Pictures from Jamie Lee Curtis and Canadian producers Sphere Media.
The Untitled Documentary Project on The Tragically Hip from director Mike Downie is a multi-part docuseries that will feature exclusive, never-before-seen footage, photos, performances and stories from the Canadian band’s long and storied career.
The Iconic Canadian Comedy Troupe The children in the room – Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney and Scott Thompson – is back with a new season of the groundbreaking sketch series featuring new characters and beloved favorites with satirical sketches.
The children in the room is produced by Lorne Michaels’ Broadway Video and Canadian production company Project 10. The series is created, written and produced by Foley, McCulloch, McDonald, McKinney and Thompson.
Joining the revival of the Kids series is The Kids in the Hallway: Comic Punksa two-part documentary produced by Blue Ant Studios.
Directed by Reg Harkema, the docuseries features interviews with Fred Armisen, Lauren Ash, Jay Baruchel, Lewis Black, Janeane Garofalo, Eddie Izzard, Mae Martin, Eric McCormack, Lorne Michaels, Mike Myers, Matt Walsh, Reggie Watts and d ‘others. It explores how the group’s comedy inspired their peers and subsequent generations of sketch comedians and continues to endure today.
Located in cottage country, Lake is a 30-minute episodic comedy starring Jordan Gavaris, Julia Stiles and Madison Shamoun premiering June 17.
Produced by AMAZE and written and executive produced by Julian Doucet, the series follows Justin (Gavaris) as he returns from living abroad after a breakup with his longtime partner, in hopes of reconnecting with the biological daughter he was born into. he gave up. for adoption as a teenager.
His plans to create new memories with his daughter Billie (Shamoun) at the idyllic lake of his childhood go awry when he discovers that his father has left the family cabin to his “perfect” stepsister, Maisy-May (Stiles) .
Filmed in Montreal and rural Quebec, Three Pines stars Alfred Molina and is based on the New York Times Chief Inspector Armand Gamache bestselling novels by Canadian author Louise Penny. The series is set to premiere in early 2023.
Three Pines comes from Amazon Studios and is produced by Left Bank Pictures, the Sony Pictures Television-owned production company behind The crownwith Canadian production company Muse Entertainment providing production services.
By Nathalie Bibeau, director of The walrus and the whistleblowerAmazon Original docuseries The Unsolved Murder of Beverly Lynn Smith dives into the elaborate and controversial sting operation that was designed to investigate a suspect in the murder of 22-year-old Beverly Lynn Smith, but only ended up raising more questions. The docuseries will air on May 6.
With host Patrick Huard, LOL: Who Laughs Last?, the Quebec version of the globally successful comedy format, will be filmed in Montreal this spring and will feature a cast of popular French-speaking comedians and stand-ups competing to make each other laugh. The series which will air later this year is produced by Attraction.
The animated series Gary and his demons follows an aging and cantankerous demon slayer who has nothing left to lose. Overwhelmed by his “chosen one” status and supported by a team of specialists he cannot relate to, Gary struggles to stay interested in saving the Earth – a duty he never asked for and does not do not want.
The series, slated to premiere this fall, is created by Mark Little, who serves as head writer, co-director and voice of Gary. Gary and his demons is produced by Look Mom! Productions, a production company of Blue Ant Media.
Katherine McNamara, Jasmine Sky Sarin, Éric Bruneau and Anthony Timpano will star in the Canadian Amazon Original film Sugara Canadian-Mexican co-production by Sepia Films of British Columbia and Connect3 Media of Montreal and directed by filmmaker and cinematographer Vic Sarin (Score).
The feature film follows two young influencers who are persuaded by a handsome man to join a luxury vacation aboard a cruise ship bound for Australia. But as they sail through the Caribbean and the South Pacific, the dream trip quickly becomes a nightmare when the women find themselves ensnared in a deadly drug smuggling operation.
The film will launch in Canada, Australia and New Zealand on Prime Video later this year. Cineflix Rights will distribute the film internationally.