Amaze begins production for Amazon's first Canadian scripted original comedy series

Serving as an investment in the region, the show produced by AMAZE, is set to launch next year exclusively on Prime Video in more than 240 countries.

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Amazon Prime Video has officially began production for its first scripted Canadian Amazon Original series, "The Lake." Based in cottage country, the 30-minute episodic comedy will film in northern Ontario between this month and next month. “We are thrilled to bring together this incredible cast and creative team for our first scripted Canadian comedy series,” said Christina Wayne, Head of Canadian Originals at Amazon Studios. “It’s a show that will push boundaries and celebrate broken characters trying to hold it all together against one of the most picturesque settings – cottage country.”

"The Lake" is produced by AMAZE, with Michael Souther and Teza Lawrence serving as executive producers for AMAZE. The project is written and executive produced by Julian Doucet. The series will launch in 2022 and be available exclusively on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide. “We’re excited and really looking forward to working with this incredibly talented and diverse cast, and proud to have Jordan in this central role that celebrates the LGBTQIA+ community in this series.”

The  show, starring Jordan Gavaris, Julia Stiles, and Madison Shamoun, is set to become available on all of the service's compatible devices for a cost of $7.99 per month or $79 per year. The story is based on the quintessential Canadian cottage experience, and one man’s attempt to recreate his childhood memories to re-connect with his biological daughter. Additional cast members includes Jon Dore, Carolyn Scott, Natalie Lisinka, Travis Nelson and Declan Whaley.

"The Lake will" join the thousands of TV shows and movies currently housed on the platform's catalog, such as "The Tomorrow War," "The Underground Railroad," "Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm," "The Boys," Tom Clancy’s "Jack Ryan," among others, at no extra cost.

We are thrilled to bring together this incredible cast and creative team for our first scripted Canadian comedy series. It’s a show that will push boundaries and celebrate broken characters trying to hold it all together against one of the most picturesque settings – cottage country.” Christina Wayne Head of Canadian Originals, Amazon Studios