NIKOLA TESLA AND THE END OF THE WORLD Streaming Premiere on CBC Gem Friday, October 4

Sep 26, 2019

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Winnipeg’s Zoot Pictures is delighted to announce that all new episodes of NIKOLA TESLA AND THE END OF THE WORLD (6x10’) will be available to stream on the free CBC Gem streaming service as of Friday, October 4th, 2019. The season will also launch on Amazon Prime Video in the U.S. and the U.K. on the same day. This new season of NIKOLA TESLA AND THE END OF THE WORLD follows a prequel season released in 2016.

In this charming and quirky science fiction series, two physicists and a lost boyfriend use Nikola Tesla's multiverse device to travel through parallel Brooklyns and bring Nikola home... if they can manage to get him out of debt and defeat an inter-dimensional death cult.

Fast-paced and absurd, NIKOLA TESLA AND THE END OF THE WORLD puts a fresh spin on history, science, and social commentary. The series explores the intersection of science and ethics, cutting-edge scientific theories, and the frightening potential of powerful technology. The series has a fresh format and style, a stellar cast, and 628,609 potential worlds to explore.

Said series producer Leif Kaldor of Zoot Pictures: “We followed the series of low-budget shorts that became the first season of NIKOLA TESLA AND THE END OF THE WORLD - and they had almost a million views on Amazon Prime Video! So we optioned the series and brought the creator and key cast to Winnipeg, where the talent pool is incredible. And it shows. There are Dr. Who fans, Trekkies, science writers and fans worldwide waiting for the new season - and we can't wait to show the evolution of this amazing concept”.

NIKOLA TESLA AND THE END OF THE WORLD is written and directed by Ian Strang, a Canadian filmmaker and editor who works in Canada and London, U.K. The season stars Winnipeg locals Stephanie Sy (Fractured, The Grudge) as Harriet, Adam Hurtig (Cult of Chucky, JT Leroy) as Alonso, and John B. Lowe (The Butterfly Effect, The Haunting in Connecticut) as Theon. It also stars returning British actors Paul O’Neill (The Escape from Auschwitz) as Nikola Tesla, and Gillian MacGregor (Beyond, A Lonely Place to Die) as Dr. Sophie Clarke. The season was shot entirely in Winnipeg, with an all-Manitoba crew.

Click here for more information on the series, the prequel season, and Nikola Tesla.

Praise for NIKOLA TESLA AND THE END OF THE WORLD:
"...it is a stroke of genius to transport to the present a charismatic inventor decades ahead of his contemporaries and pair him up with a down-to-earth physics lecturer."
- Liesbeth Venema, Senior Physics Editor, NATURE

"...a web series that not only is zany fun, but also manages to slyly comment on some important contemporary social issues. While watching, I got the same vibe from the light, airy tone of the series as I did from many of the best episodes of Doctor Who."
- The 7th Matrix

"If you’re a fan of the low-tech earlier Dr Who, you’re bound to enjoy this series."
- Amazing Stories

About Zoot Pictures:
Zoot Pictures is a Canadian production company based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Their roster of award-winning shows includes the genres of TV documentary, feature documentary, lifestyle series, digital media and drama. http://zootpictures.com/

Nikola Tesla and the End of the World is supported by the Canada Media Fund, the Bell Fund, and the Manitoba Film and Video Production Tax Credit.

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For further information, preview screener and interviews, please contact:
Jeremy Katz - Publicity, Nikola Tesla and the End of the World
416-656-6970
jeremyk@sympatico.ca