CBC, Netflix and APTN unveil lead cast and director of their new project

Actor Anna Lambe and Director Anya Adams join the upcoming arctic comedy series with Red Marrow Media and Northwood Entertainment as producers.

14 DEC 2023

Anya Adams and Anna Lambe

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CBC, Netflix and APTN, have confirmed the lead cast and director of the first episode for the new untitled Arctic comedy series (10x30) produced by Red Marrow Media and Northwood Entertainment. Anna Lambe ("True Detective") will star as young Inuk mother Siaja, with seven-year old Inuk actress from Iqaluit, Nunavut, Keira Cooper, making her screen debut as Siaja’s daughter Bun. Anya Adams ("Yellowjackets") has been confirmed as the director of the first episode, and the producing director of the series, which will start filming in Nunavut in spring 2024.

Created and written by Inuit writer and producer Stacey Aglok MacDonald and Inuit filmmaker Alethea Arnaquq-Baril, and executive produced alongside Miranda de Pencier (Northwood Entertainment), the series follows Siaja (Lambe), a young Inuk mother who wants to build a new future for herself, but it won’t be easy in her small Arctic town where everyone knows your business.

"We cannot wait for the world to see the brilliance of Anna Lambe. Our leading lady who hails from our home territory of Nunavut! And we’re thrilled to work with director Anya Adams, her creative excellence and infectious passion are the perfect match for our vision,” said Aglok MacDonald and Arnaquq-Baril.

A CBC, Netflix and APTN original series, the Arctic comedy is produced by Red Marrow Media and Northwood Entertainment. Executive producers are Alethea Arnaquq-Baril ("Angry Inuk"), Stacey Aglok MacDonald ("Qanurli?"), Miranda de Pencier ("Anne with an E"), Susan Coyne ("Mozart in the Jungle"), and Garry Campbell ("The Kids in the Hall").