26 FEB 2021

CBC REVEALS ITS SPRING DRAMA SLATE

The company is bringing four acclaimed dramas to Canadian audiences on CBC TV and CBC Gem, including BBC limited series "US" and australian psychological thriller "The Secrets She Keeps".

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CBC is bringing four acclaimed dramas to Canadian audiences on CBC TV and CBC Gem this spring, including the Canadian network premiere of historical series "Victoria" (2017) in March 22; the Canadian network premiere of new British detective series "Miss Scarlet And The Duke" (2020) in March 29; the exclusive Canadian premiere of BBC limited series "US" (2019) starring Tom Hollander in April 4; and the Canadian broadcast premiere of new Australian psychological thriller "The Secret She Keeps" (2020) starring Downton Abbey’s Laura Carmichael in April 14.

"Victoria" Season 1 (2017, 1x90 + 7x60, Mammoth Screen, UK): Starring Jenna Coleman ("Doctor Who") as the candid, spirited monarch Queen Victoria, this ambitious series navigates the scandal, corruption and political intrigues of the Court, from the Queen’s ascension to the throne at the tender age of 18, through to her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert, played by Tom Hughes ("A Discovery of Witches").

"Miss Scarlet And The Duke" Season 1 (2020, 6x60, A+E, Element 8 Entertainment, Shinawil Productions, USA and UK): Set in the same 1850's London society that gave rise to Jack the Ripper, this British detective drama features a fearless, independent heroine played by Kate Phillips ("Peaky Blinders"). With her inquisitive mind, Miss Scarlet has always been more interested in running her late father's detective agency than behaving like a proper lady. But nothing has prepared her for the dangers she is about to face as a woman in the murder investigation trade when she joins Scotland Yard Inspector William “The Duke” Wellington, played by Stuart Martin ("Jamestown"), to solve a crime.

"US" (2019, 6x60, Drama Republic, Bandstand, UK): Based on David Nicholls’ best-selling novel of the same name and adapted by Nicholls for television, this BBC dramedy stars Tom Hollander ("Baptise") as Douglas Petersen, who is blindsided when his wife Connie (Saskia Reeves; "Belgravia") tells him that she’s not sure she wants to be married to him anymore. Agreeing to still go on their planned family grand tour of Europe, Douglas vows to win back the love of his wife and repair his troubled relationship with their son Albie (Tom Taylor; "The Last Kingdom"). 

"The Secrets She Keeps" (2020, 6x60, Lingo Pictures, Australia): Based on the psychological thriller and best-selling novel by Michael Robotham, the drama is a riveting and suspenseful series starring Laura Carmichael ("Downton Abbey") as Agatha and Jessica De Gouw ("The Hunting Riot") as Meghan - two women that have a chance encounter in a supermarket in an affluent Sydney Suburb. They are the same age, both heavily pregnant and due at the same time. Meghan is a glamorous online ‘influencer’ on the rise with an ambitious television sports reporter husband Jack (Michael Dorman). Agatha works in the supermarket as a shelf stacker. Although they live near each other, the two women come from vastly different backgrounds with explosive secrets that could destroy everything they hold dear.