ORIGINAL SCRIPTED SERIES "MARY KILLS PEOPLE"
COMES TO LIFETIME
PRODUCED WITH ENTERTAINMENT ONE AND CAMERON PICTURES,
ALL SIX EPISODES ARE DIRECTED BY HOLLY DALE
SERIES TO BE PAIRED WITH "UNREAL" FOR 2017 DEBUT
LOS ANGELES, CA (October 13, 2016) - Lifetime has commissioned six, one-hour episodes of the darkly comedic drama series, Mary Kills People, by global independent studio Entertainment One (eOne) and Cameron Pictures, Inc. Created by Tara Armstrong, Mary Kills People, stars Caroline Dhavernas (Hannibal) as a doctor who helps people in need end their lives with dignity. The series also stars Jay Ryan (Top of the Lake), Richard Short (Vinyl), Lyriq Bent (The Book of Negroes), Greg Bryk (Bitten),and Charlotte Sullivan (Rookie Blue). As announced today by Liz Gateley, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming for Lifetime, the series will bow on Lifetime in 2017 with the Emmy Award-nominated and Peabody Award-winning UnREAL.
"As UnREAL drives Lifetime's position as a destination for some of the strongest female characters on television, we are thrilled to add to our growing scripted lineup Mary Kills People, a unique, rich drama with elements of humor and a fascinatingly complex protagonist that we are thrilled to feature on our network," stated Gateley.
"With a creative team led by the incomparable Tassie Cameron, Tara Armstrong's richly layered writing, Holly Dale's expert direction, and an outstanding cast, Mary Kills People will be an intense and thought-provoking series," said John Morayniss, Chief Executive Officer, eOne Television. Lifetime is undoubtedly the perfect home for this topical and ground-breaking drama."
Single mother Mary Harris (Dhavernas) is an ER doctor by day, but by night, she and her partner, a former plastic surgeon, moonlight as underground angels of death and help terminally ill patients slip away on their own terms. So far Mary has managed to stay under the radar; but death is hot, business is booming, and her double life is getting complicated. When her world starts to unravel, Mary realizes she's going to have to fight dirty if she's going to stay in the killing game.
Mary Kills People is produced by eOne and Cameron Pictures in association with Corus Entertainment. The series is executive produced by Tassie Cameron (Ten Days in The Valley, Rookie Blue), Amy Cameron (The Book of Negroes), Jocelyn Hamilton (Private Eyes) and Tecca Crosby (Private Eyes). Co-Executive Producer Holly Dale (The Americans) directs season one in its entirety. Tara Armstrong (Private Eyes) created the series and is Co-Executive Producer and writer. Additional writers include Marsha Greene (Private Eyes) , Sherry White (Rookie Blue) and Mike Goldbach (Down a Dark Hall).
ABOUT ENTERTAINMENT ONE
Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a global independent studio that specialises in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. The Company's diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales, family programming, merchandising and licensing, and digital content. Through its global reach and expansive scale, powered by deep local market knowledge, the Company delivers the best content to the world.
Entertainment One's robust network includes film and television studio The Mark Gordon Company; content creation venture Amblin Partners with Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment; leading feature film production and global sales company Sierra Pictures; unscripted television production companies Renegade 83, Paperny Entertainment and Force Four Entertainment; world-class music labels Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; and award-winning digital agency Secret Location.
The Company's rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 100,000 hours of film and television content and approximately 40,000 music tracks.
ABOUT CAMERON PICTURES
Cameron Pictures Inc. is the new independent production company formed by Canadian Screen Award winning executive producer and showrunner Tassie Cameron, and her sister, television executive and award-winning journalist and author Amy Cameron. Tassie was showrunner on the six seasons of Global/ABC hit Rookie Blue and has worked on some of television's most exciting dramas including Flashpoint, The Eleventh Hour, and Degrassi, and on the CBC adaptation of Margaret Atwood's The Robber Bride.She is also an executive producer on Private Eyes, Jason Priestley's new P.I. series for Corus/Global. Before joining Cameron Pictures, Amy was the executive in charge of production at CBC TV Drama, overseeing the award-winning series Book of Negroes, Heartland and Republic of Doyle.
Lifetime is a premier entertainment destination for women dedicated to offering the highest quality original programming spanning scripted series, non-fiction series and movies. The Emmy Award-nominated UnREAL and Project Runway, along with Dance Moms, Bring It!, The Rap Game and Little Women franchises anchor the network's programming, in addition to its over 25 original movies annually that continue to define the TV movie genre. In 2015, Lifetime launched Broad Focus, a major global initiative dedicated to supporting and hiring female directors, writers and producers to make its content which totals over 450 original hours. Lifetime's Fempire positions the network as a curator of feminist content and conversations, as well as a place where women connect, learn and are entertained. Lifetime Television(R), LMN(R), Lifetime Real Women(R) and Lifetime Digital(TM) are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, a subsidiary of A+E Networks. A+E Networks is a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.