PRODUCTION BEGINS ON NEW CBC DRAMA SERIES BELLEVUE STARRING ANNA PAQUIN

Sep 20, 2016

PRODUCED BY MUSE ENTERTAINMENT AND BACK ALLEY FILM PRODUCTIONS

INTERNATIONAL SALES HANDLED BY MUSE DISTRIBUTION INTERNATIONAL AND TM INTERNATIONAL

Muse Entertainment and Back Alley Film Productions have begun production in Montreal on the TV drama BELLEVUE, starring Academy® and Golden Globe® award-winning actress Anna Paquin (True Blood, Roots, Margaret,Alias Grace), Allen Leech (Downton Abbey, The Imitation Game, Rome) and Shawn Doyle (House of Cards, Big Love, Fargo). The new 8x60 series will premiere in winter 2017 on CBC.

Thrilling and eerie, BELLEVUE is a mystery set in a small blue-collar town with a lot of ‘good people’ who ‘live right’ and take it upon themselves to make sure the neighbours do too. Driving the series is Detective Annie Ryder (Paquin), a cop whose intense and brazen personality has always been at odds with her hometown. When a transgender teen goes missing, Annie dives in to unravel the disappearance that suggests foul play, despite finding herself in a difficult position as she must cast suspicion on people she has known all her life. As the case pulls her further away from her family, she is also confronted by a mysterious person from her past with disturbing answers and a terrifying need to get inside her head. Leech stars as Annie’s on again, off again ex, Eddie, while Doyle takes on the role of Annie’s superior, Police Chief Peter Welland.

Commissioned by CBC, BELLEVUE is produced by Muse Entertainment Enterprises and Back Alley Film Productions Ltd. The series was created by Jane Maggs and Adrienne Mitchell, with Maggs serving as senior writer, executive producer and co-showrunner with Mitchell, who is pilot director and executive producer. Executive producers are Janis Lundman, Michael Prupas, Morwyn Brebner (Saving Hope, Rookie Blue) and Jesse Prupas.

Muse Distribution International and TMG’s world sales arm TM International are handling the series’ international distribution.

About CBC/Radio-Canada

CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. We are Canada’s trusted source of news, information and Canadian entertainment. Deeply rooted in communities all across the country, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Aboriginal languages. We also provide international news and information from a uniquely Canadian perspective.

About Muse Entertainment Enterprises

Muse Entertainment is a leading film and television production company and international distributor known for its well-crafted and high-quality productions. Since its founding in 1998, Muse Entertainment has won over 100 awards and garnered over 300 international award nominations. Currently, Muse is producing The Kennedys: After Camelot, the 4-hour follow up to the award winning miniseries The Kennedys; the 2nd season of The Art of More series for Sony Pictures for whom it also produced two seasons of the sci-fi series Helix; as well as the France/Canada coproduced, animated, children’s series Helen’s Little School. Muse is also producing multiple mystery movies for Hallmark’s Movies and Mysteries Channel as well as the documentary series Collision Course for Reelz Channel. Muse recently produced the 6-hour event television series Tut for Spike Channel, about the life of the famous pharaoh Tutankhamen. The company’s recent productions include four seasons of the supernatural series Being Human, the dramedy series Signed, Sealed, Delivered, the wartime dramatic series Bomb Girls, the dramatic series Pillars of the Earth, Ben Hur, Durham County, and several TV movies for Disney and Hallmark channels. Muse Entertainment maintains production and development operations in Montreal, Los Angeles, Toronto and Vancouver. For more information, please visit www.muse.ca

About Back Alley Film Productions

Back Alley Film Productions Ltd has been producing entertaining and provocative film and television in Canada for over 20 years. The company’s most recent project was WWII drama Bomb Girls starring Meg Tilly, which won Outstanding Drama at the 2013 Gracie Awards and 9 Canadian Screen Awards over the series’ run. Back Alley’s other series include Straight Up, Drop the Beat, Bliss, Bomb Girls and the critically acclaimed crime series Durham County, billed by the New York Times as “entirely addictive,” and recently named “Top Canadian Series of All Time,” by TV-Eh. Back Alley has offices in Toronto and Montreal. For more information visit www.backalleyfilms.ca

About TM International

TM International is the world sales arm of Tele München Group (TMG). The media group has been successfully operating in the entertainment market for more than 45 years and its activities include among others the production, acquisition and distribution of feature films, TV productions and classical music programmes. TM International distributes all productions in the theatrical and television segment, such as the latest feature film productions EMERALD GREEN and SAPPHIRE BLUE, based on the bestselling novels of the same name, an extensive Rosamunde Pilcher collection of sweeping female dramas such as VALENTINE’S KISS as well as an exciting feature film catalogue ranging from TERMINATOR, BASIC INSTINCT and RAMBO I-III to HARD RAIN, WONDER BOYS and PRIMARY COLORS.

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For more information, please contact:

Cathleen Saville, Publicist, CBC
Tel: 1-416-205-7976 Email: cathleen.saville@cbc.ca

Betty Palik, VP Communications, Muse Entertainment Enterprises
Tel: 1- 514 866 6873. Fax: 1 514 876 3911 Email: bpalik@muse.ca; www.muse.ca

Anisha Rangi, Sr. Manager of Publicity & Social Media, Muse Entertainment Enterprises
Tel: 1- 514 866 6873. Fax: 1 514 876 3911 Email: arangi@muse.ca; www.muse.ca

Henriette Gutmann, Head of Marketing & Communication, TM International
Tel: +49 (0)89 29093-0. Fax: +49 (0)89 29093-109 Email: henriette.gutmann@tmg.de​