Sarah Wayne Callies (Colony, The Walking Dead) is among the cast of the new CBC and SundanceTV dramatic miniseries Unspeakable.
Shawn Doyle (Bellevue, Big Love), Michael Shanks (Stargate SG-1, Saving Hope) and Camille Sullivan (The Disappearance, The Man in the High Castle) also lead the series. Unspeakable chronicles the tainted-blood scandal beginning in the 1980s. The eight-parter heads into production this spring.
Unspeakable will air on CBC in Canada and SundanceTV in the U.S. The series is created by Robert C. Cooper (Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, Stargate SG-1, Stargate: Atlantis) and based on first-person experience and nonfiction books Bad Blood by Vic Parsons and The Gift of Death by Andre Picard.
Cooper, creator and executive producer, said: “First and foremost, the series is about the emotional impact this terrible tragedy had. I couldn’t be more thrilled to have such incredibly talented people committed to bringing our lead characters to life.”