CTV to develop new projects from creator and star of ‘The Bridge’
Date: January 14, 2011
CTV announced today it is moving forward on the development of new projects from producer Craig Bromell, actor Aaron Douglas and Entertainment One (eOne). The re-focusing comes as CTV, Bromell and eOne have mutually agreed not to proceed with a second season of “The Bridge,” as previously announced.
“Our focus is on the future,” said Susanne Boyce, President, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc. “We look forward to building upon the relationships we’ve developed on ‘The Bridge’ with Craig, Aaron and eOne.”
“We have had a tremendous run,” said Executive Producer Craig Bromell. “I am very thankful for having had the chance to work with so many talented people behind and in front of the camera. We could not bring all of the necessary elements together to create a successful second season. CTV has been so supportive throughout the life of the show and I look forward to working with them on other ideas.”
Bromell and CTV are developing a project following the intense and complex personal and professional lives of a police drug squad. In addition, CTV has also forged an on-going creative relationship with actor Aaron Douglas through a non-exclusive development deal. Additionally, CTV is developing a character-driven legal drama with eOne and writer Pam Davis (“Flashpoint,” “House”).
The announcement follows CTV’s December announcement of the pick-ups of pilots for two, new one-hour dramas: “Saving Hope,” from the acclaimed Gemini award-winning producer Ilana Frank (“The Eleventh Hour,” “Of Murder and Memory,” “Rookie Blue”) and writer Morwyn Brebner (“Rookie Blue”); and “Stay With Me”, from the celebrated Gemini award-winning producing team of writer Suzette Couture and Pierre Sarrazin from Sarrazin Couture Entertainment (“The Man Who Lost Himself”). Production on both is expected to begin this Spring. Also announced in December was the new one-hour drama “Highland Gardens” (working title), from the internationally acclaimed and Gemini Award-winning Epitome Pictures producing team of Linda Schuyler and Stephen Stohn (“Degrassi”), and writer Martin Gero (“Bored to Death,” “Young People F*cking”).