CBC GREENLIGHTS SCRIPTED DRAMA SERIES, NEW ADDRESS
Feb 24, 2015
The 10-episode series to be produced by Montreal-based
production company Sphère Média Plus
CBC has greenlit a new 10-episode drama series, NEW ADDRESS. An adaptation of the hit Quebec series, Nouvelle Adresse, NEW ADDRESS is set to begin production in Montreal in summer 2015. The series is slated to air on CBC in fall 2015 - additional details will be announced in the coming months.
NEW ADDRESS revolves around the Lawsons, a large Montreal family whose lives are always bursting at the seams. When Natalie Lawson, a journalist and single mother is in her early forties, learns she's dying of cancer, she must help her three teenaged children get ready for the future, while trying her best to live in the now. To do all this she leans on her two brothers, her sister and her parents, a close-knit, charmingly imperfect clan who each have their own unpredictable personal and professional hills to climb. NEW ADDRESS is a funny, honest, heartfelt series about a regular family whose world turns upside down overnight. Faced with the uncertainty of life, each Lawson does their best to embrace the absurdity of the journey, while confronting the drama that comes with all of their choices big and small. Natalie's diagnosis is a life-changer for everyone she loves.
"We're excited to be working with Sphère Média Plus to bring this powerful drama series to new audiences," said Sally Catto, general manager of programming, CBC English Television. "Through a mix of drama and humour, NEW ADDRESS explores the many ups and downs of life in a touching, relatable way, and we know it's going to resonate with Canadians across the country."
"NEW ADDRESS has won a very large and devoted audience in Quebec, and we are extremely privileged to be able to offer this deeply human story to CBC viewers," said Jocelyn Deschênes, founding president and executive producer, Sphère Média.
Further information about NEW ADDRESS will be announced at a later date.
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About Sphère Média Plus
Headquartered in the Montreal area, Sphère Média Plus has established itself as a major player in television production. Founded by Jocelyn Deschênes in 1997, the company has earned universal acclaim for the boldness, originality and quality of its productions. With nearly 1000 hours of series television to its credit - including successful high-end series like LES HAUTS ET LES BAS DE SOPHIE PAQUIN and its English adaptation SOPHIE, the police drama 19-2 (in French and English versions), BAD KARMA, TOUTE LA VÉRITÉ, and NOUVELLE ADRESSE - the company offers primetime programming that is attractive to viewers and contemporary in outlook.
Sphère Média Plus productions have been sold or adapted in a variety of international markets. In Canada, the company's programs have been seen on the Radio-Canada, TVA, CBC, Bravo, CTV and Séries+ networks, and the company has worked on the pilot of ISABEL (adapted from the series LE MONDE DE CHARLOTTE) for NBC in the United States. Over the years the company has won numerous industry and people's choice awards, including more than 120 Prix Gémeaux (TV industry awards). The English version of 19-2 received ten nominations for the 2015 Canadian Screen Awards. Sphère Média Plus continues to develop new projects for both the French and English-language markets. Since 2011, the company has had an office in Toronto, confirming its desire to extend its activities across the whole of the North American market.
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