Unspeakable

About the Show

Created by Robert C. Cooper (Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, Stargate SG-1, Stargate: Atlantis) and based on first-person experience and non-fiction books Bad Blood by Vic Parsons and The Gift of Death by Andre Picard, UNSPEAKABLE (8x60) chronicles the emergence of HIV and Hepatitis C in Canada in the early 1980s and the tragedy that resulted after thousands of people were infected by tainted blood. One of the largest medical disasters in Canadian history, the blood scandal triggered a federal inquiry and precedent-setting lawsuit resulting in billions of dollars in compensation to victims.

Acclaimed actors Sarah Wayne Callies (Colony, The Walking Dead), Shawn Doyle (Bellevue, Big Love), Michael Shanks (Stargate SG-1, Saving Hope) and Camille Sullivan (The Disappearance, The Man in the High Castle) will lead the series. Production on UNSPEAKABLE is underway in Vancouver for broadcast on CBC in Canada and SundanceTV in the U.S.

A CBC and SundanceTV original series, UNSPEAKABLE is produced by Mezo Entertainment, with Cooper and Meridian Artists' Glenn Cockburn serving as executive producers. The series is a passion project for Cooper, who himself was a victim, having contracted Hepatitis C from tainted blood. The series is written by Cooper, Carl Binder, Adriana Capozzi and Lynn Coady, with Cooper and Callies set to direct episodes. AMC Studios will manage worldwide distribution outside of Canada.

Program Name

Unspeakable

Program Type

Television Show

Appears On

CBC

Genre

Scripted

Schedule

Wednesdays at 9:00 PM (9:30 PM NT) | Winter 2019

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Program Name

Unspeakable

Program Type

Television Show

Appears On

CBC

Genre

Scripted

Schedule

Wednesdays at 9:00 PM (9:30 PM NT) | Winter 2019

Bios

No related Bios.