Global has announced a provocative new Canadian drama series set to premiere in January 2017.
Titled Mary Kills People, the show will be executive produced by Canadian Screen Award winner Tassie Cameron (Rookie Blue), under her new production company, Cameron Pictures Inc., and created and written by talented newcomer Tara Armstrong, a winner of the 2015 Shaw Media Writer’s Apprentice Program.
Mary Kills People tackles the controversial topic of assisted suicide in a thought-provoking an intense six-part drama, set to begin production in Toronto this summer.
The premise of the show involves Dr. Mary Harris, a single mother and ER doctor who also moonlights as an underground angel of death — helping terminally ill patients who want to slip away on their own terms. Although Mary has been able to stay under the radar so far, business is booming and she begins to find her double life becoming increasingly complicated — which takes a dangerous turn when the police start closing in.
“It’s a pleasure to work on this new original drama with an exceptional group of Canadian partners including the team at eOne, the brilliant Tassie Cameron, and the talented Tara Armstrong,” said Christine Shipton, Senior Vice President and Chief Creative Officer, Shaw Media. “Mary Kills People is unlike anything currently on conventional television. Its gripping and complex storyline is addictive, and we’re looking forward to getting production underway.”
“Tara’s script, characters and concept blew me away,” added Tassie Cameron, Executive Producer. “Her take on the world is so fresh and daring and fast-paced – it’s exactly the kind of television I want to be watching right now. Which means it’s exactly the kind of series I want to be producing. And I’m thrilled to be doing it with my longtime partners at Shaw and eOne.”
The lead role of Mary has yet to be cast.