Provocative and darkly comic drama Mary Kills People comes to More4

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Described as “dark, witty and provocative” (Digital Spy) and a “cult gem of television” (Variety), Mary Kills People is coming to More4.

The critically-acclaimed show follows Dr. Mary Harris (Caroline Dhavernas), an overworked single mother and ER doctor, who lives a double life helping terminally ill patients with assisted deaths. So far Mary has managed to stay under the radar but her double life is getting complicated. When her world starts to unravel, Mary realizes she’s going to have to fight dirty if she’s going to stay in the killing game. Also starring in the series are Jay Ryan as Joel, one of Mary's terminally ill clients, but a mutual attraction blurs the lines of their doctor-patient relationship; and Richard Short as Des, Mary’s trusted partner in crime.

“We’re delighted to be partnering with Channel 4 on bringing this ground-breaking series to the UK,” commented Dan Gopal, Executive Vice President, Sales – EMEA. “Mary Kills People is truly an original and captivating drama with thought-provoking content that has been engaging viewers all over the world. We can’t wait for UK audiences to enjoy the show.”

Mary Kills People is produced by eOne and Cameron Pictures Inc., in association with Corus Entertainment, and with the financial participation of the Canada Media Fund, the Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit and the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit. Seasons 1-3 are executive produced by Tassie Cameron (Ten Days in The Valley, Rookie Blue), Amy Cameron (The Book of Negroes), Jocelyn Hamilton (Private Eyes) and Tecca Crosby (Private Eyes). Tara Armstrong (Private Eyes) created the series and was executive producer for season 2. Marsha Greene (Ten Days in the Valley, Private Eyes) and Caroline Dhavernas (Hannibal) are executive producers for season 3. Co-executive producer Holly Dale (The Americans) directs season 1 in its entirety. Season 2 is directed by Kelly Makin, Norma Bailey, and David Wellington. Season 3 is directed by Norma Bailey, James Genn, and Paul Fox.  eOne controls the worldwide rights for the series.

The deal which covers life of series was brokered by Patrick Roberts, eOne’s VP Sales – UK & Scandinavia, International Distribution and Nick Lee, Head of Series Acquisition, Channel 4.

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Contact:

Toby King

Channel 4, Scripted

Tking@channel4.co.uk

020 7306 8681

 

About Entertainment One

Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a global independent studio that specialises in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. The Company’s diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales; family programming, merchandising and licensing; digital content; and live entertainment. Through its global reach and expansive scale, powered by deep local market knowledge, the Company delivers the best content to the world. 
Entertainment One’s robust network includes international feature film distribution company Sierra/Affinity; Amblin Partners with DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment;  Makeready with Brad Weston; unscripted television production companies Whizz Kid Entertainment and Renegade 83; live entertainment leaders Round Room Entertainment; world-class music labels Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; and award-winning emerging content and technologystudio Secret Location

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About Cameron Pictures Inc.

Cameron Pictures Inc. is an independent production company co-founded by sisters Tassie Cameron and Amy Cameron. Tassie is a Canadian Screen Award-winning executive producer and showrunner, recently co-showrunner on Mary Kills People and previously creator and executive producer on ABC’s Ten Days in the Valley, starring Kyra Sedgwick. She was showrunner on the six season run of Global/ABC hit Rookie Blue and has worked on some of television’s most exciting dramas including Flashpoint, The Eleventh HourDegrassi, the CBC/Working Title adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s The Robber Bride. Amy is a television executive, award-winning journalist, author, and creator of the CBC drama series Wild Roses. Before starting Cameron Pictures, Amy was the executive in charge of production at CBC TV Drama overseeing the award-winning series The Book of NegroesHeartland, and Republic of Doyle. Cameron Pictures' first two series are the critically acclaimed Mary Kills People for Global/Lifetime and the CBC comedy Little Dog. www.cameronpics.com