Prime Video announced The children in the hall premieres on May 13, followed by accompanying documentaries The Kids in the Hall: Comedy Punks on May 20th.
Several premiere dates and a number of new Canadian originals were also unveiled during the Prime Video Presents Canada show event in Toronto on Wednesday.
Here is an overview of what lies ahead:
The Sticky is a half-hour series that revolves around Ruth Clarke, a tough, highly competent, middle-aged Canadian maple syrup farmer who has enjoyed being contained by the polite, bureaucratic conventions that are rooted in her country’s identity – especially now that Canada’s bureaucracy threatens to remove everything she loves: her farm, her husband in a coma and her right to freedom.
With the help of Remy Bouchard, a half-liter local midwife, and Mike Byrne, a low-level aging gangster, Ruth changes her destiny – transforming the future of her community with millions of dollars worth of maple syrup theft.
Brian Donovan and Ed Herro wrote the pilot script and will produce and co-showrun with Canadian co-showrunner / executive producer Kathryn Borel. Jonathan Levine will direct and execute production. The series is produced by Blumhouse’s founder and CEO Jason Blum’s indie studio Blumhouse Television, Jonathan Levines Megamix, Jamie Lee Curtis’ Comet Pictures and the Canadian producers Sphere Media.
The unnamed documentary project about The Tragically Hip from director Mike Downie is a multi-part documentary series that will feature exclusive, never-before-seen recordings, photos, performances and stories from the Canadian band’s long and historic career.
The iconic Canadian comedy troupe The children in the hall – Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney and Scott Thompson – are back with a new season of the groundbreaking sketch series with new characters and beloved favorites with sketches that fill satirically.
The children in the hall is produced by Lorne Michaels’ Broadway Video and the Canadian production company Project 10. The series is created, written and executive produced by Foley, McCulloch, McDonald, McKinney and Thompson.
Participating in the Kids series revival is The Kids in the Hall: Comedy Punksa two-part documentary produced by Blue Ant Studios.
The documentary series is directed by Reg Harkema and 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 others. It explores how the group’s comedy inspired their peers and subsequent generations of sketch comedians and continues to exist today.
Located in cottage land, The lake is a 30-minute episodic comedy starring Jordan Gavaris, Julia Stiles and Madison Shamoun that premieres on 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 gave up . for adoption in adolescence.
His plans to create new memories with his daughter Billie (Shamoun) by the idyllic lake from his childhood go awry when he finds out that his father left the family cottage for his “picture-perfect” step-sister, Maisy-May (Stiles ).
Filmed in Montreal and rural Quebec, Three Pine Trees Alfred Molina stars and is based on the Canadian author Louise Penny’s New York Times – best-selling Chief Inspector Armand Gamache novels. The series is set to premiere in early 2023.
Three Pine Trees comes from Amazon Studios and is produced by Left Bank Pictures, the Sony Pictures Television-owned production company behind Kronenwith the Canadian production company Muse Entertainment, which provides production services.
From Nathalie Bibeau, Director of The Walrus and the WhistleblowerThe Amazon Original Documentaries The unsolved murder of Beverly Lynn Smith dives into the extensive and controversial stabbing operation designed to investigate a suspect in the murder of 22-year-old Beverly Lynn Smith – but only ended up raising several questions. The documentary series premieres on 6 May.
With host Patrick Huard, LOL: Who laughs last?, The Quebec version of the global hit comedy format, will be filmed in Montreal this spring, featuring a cast of popular French-speaking comedians and stand-ups vying to make each other laugh first. The series, which premieres later this year, is produced by Attraction.
The animated series Gary and his demons follows a mad, aging demon killer who has nothing to lose. Burdened by his “Chosen One” status and backed by a team of specialists he can not relate to, Gary struggles to remain interested in saving the Earth – a duty he has never asked for and does not want.
The series, which premieres this fall, is created by Mark Little, who serves as lead author, co-director and voice for Gary. Gary and his demons is produced by Look Mom! Productions, a Blue Ant Media production company.
Katherine McNamara, Jasmine Sky Sarin, Éric Bruneau and Anthony Timpano star in the Canadian Amazon Original film Sugara Canadian-Mexican co-production from British Columbia-based Sepia Films and Montreal-based Connect3 Media and directed by filmmaker and cinematographer Vic Sarin (Partition).
The feature follows two young influencers who are lured by a charming man to take on a luxury holiday aboard a cruise ship en route to Australia. But as they sail through the Caribbean and the South Pacific, the dream journey quickly becomes a nightmare as the women are caught in a deadly drug smuggling.
The film will be launched in Canada, Australia and New Zealand on Prime Video later this year. Cineflix Rights will distribute the film internationally.