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CBC, Super Channel, BBC Partner on The North Water


CBC/Radio-Canada and Super Channel are teaming with the BBC on The North Water, a five-part limited series from See-Saw Films and Rhombus Media.

The U.K./Canada co-pro stars Jack O’Connell, Colin Farrell and Stephen Graham and is based on the best-selling novel by Ian McGuire. Super Channel and BBC Two will air the show this fall, with CBC/Radio-Canada to follow in 2022. AMC+ is set to bring the show to the U.S. BBC Studios handles international distribution.

“In a borderless, global entertainment marketplace, The North Water exemplifies our strategy to collaborate to compete by joining forces and combining resources with broadcasters and producers in Canada, the U.K. and around the world to bring our audiences distinct, world-class storytelling,” said Catherine Tait, president and CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada.

“We are thrilled to be collaborating with CBC/Radio-Canada and the BBC to bring this epic tale of murder, mystery and survival to Canadian audiences,” said Don McDonald, president and CEO of Super Channel.

Set in the U.K. and the ice floes of the Arctic in the late 1850s, the series was filmed primarily in Budapest and on the frozen seas north of the Svalbard Archipelago.

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