21 Thunder

About the Show

In the cutthroat world of pro soccer, a club lives and dies by the stars on its under-21 team. They are the future and lifeblood of any franchise, but most will never make it. 21 THUNDER (8x60) is the story of the Montreal Thunder U21 team, following the team's star players on and off the field. A story of love, crime, race, sex and athletic glory, at its core the series is about how a group of players and coaches unite as family in the whirlwind of life, one step away from the pros.

Helping to coach the team are Christy Cook (Stephanie Bennett; The Romeo Section, Descendants), an Olympic soccer hero forced on the team for PR reasons; and Davey Gunn (played by former Scottish footballer Ryan Pierce, who played as Ryan O'Leary), an international soccer superstar who is on the run from both the paparazzi and his past. The team consists of striker and former gang-member Nolan Gallard (RJ Fetherstonhaugh; Wayward Pines); Ivory Coast midfielder Junior Lolo (Emmanuel Kabongo; Hemlock Grove), a brilliant new arrival; and team captain, goalie and academic prodigy Alex el Haddadi (Andres Joseph; The Flash). Together they strive under notorious coach Albert Rocas (Conrad Pla; 19-2) to win games for the club and a future for themselves.

A CBC original series, 21 THUNDER is produced by PMA Productions and Generic Productions, and executive produced by Kenneth Hirsch (Extraordinary Canadians, Outbreak: Anatomy of a Plague), Michael Levine (Republic of Doyle), Adrian Wills (The Surrogacy Trap, All Together Now), Riley Adams (Crossing the Rubicon: The Journey, Flashpoint) and Malcolm MacRury (Republic of Doyle, Saving Hope), who also serves as showrunner. Adams is co-creator along with Hirsch and Wills. The series was filmed in Montreal in summer and fall 2016.

Program Name

21 Thunder

Program Type

Television Show

Genre

Scripted

Schedule

Mondays at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT)

Bios

Stephanie Bennett

Christy Cook | 21 Thunder

RJ Fetherstonhaugh

Nolan Gallard | 21 Thunder

Emmanuel Kabongo

Junior Lolo | 21 Thunder

Press Releases

CBC ANNOUNCES 2017-18 PROGRAMMING SLATE

CBC ANNOUNCES 2017-18 PROGRAMMING SLATE

CBC, Canada’s public broadcaster and the number-one media brand in Canada*, today announced its 2017-18 programming lineup showcasing a wide-ranging, uniquely Canadian slate of new and returning original drama, comedy, factual, arts, kids, sports, news and documentary content from the country's leading artists, creators and commentators across television, radio and digital platforms. Read More »

CBC COMMISSIONS SOCCER DRAMA 21 THUNDER FROM PMA PRODUCTIONS AND GENERIC PRODUCTIONS

CBC COMMISSIONS SOCCER DRAMA 21 THUNDER FROM PMA PRODUCTIONS AND GENERIC PRODUCTIONS

Series created by Riley Adams, Kenneth Hirsch and Adrian Wills // Executive produced by Kenneth Hirsch, Michael Levine, Malcolm MacRury, Adrian Wills and Riley Adams, with MacRury serving as showrunner // Production now underway in Montreal Read More »

Program Name

21 Thunder

Program Type

Television Show

Genre

Scripted

Schedule

Mondays at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT)

Bios

Stephanie Bennett

Christy Cook | 21 Thunder

RJ Fetherstonhaugh

Nolan Gallard | 21 Thunder

Emmanuel Kabongo

Junior Lolo | 21 Thunder