Saloon Media, a Blue Ant Studios company, is collaborating with U.K.-based StoryFirst on its first scripted drama, Ghost Walk.
The one-hour series will follow a vivacious, aspiring Canadian actress and a prickly British scientist who become unlikely partners investigating hauntings in a world of ghosts. Ghost Walk was developed with the support of the Canadian TV channel T+E and will be produced in Ontario, Canada, and York, U.K. The series was created by Brendan Foley (Cold Courage), who also serves as showrunner on the project.
Melissa Williamson, senior VP of scripted content for Saloon Media, said: “The world that Brendan has created is fresh and unique—unlike anything we’ve seen on television before—it has all the spooks and scares you want from a ghost drama paired with an unlikely—and often comedic—duo at the helm. It delivers the fun entertainment that we’re all craving right now and, thanks to our incredible partners at StoryFirst, we’re able to bring this to audiences across Canada and the U.K.”
Dominic Barlow, executive producer at StoryFirst, added: “Brendan Foley’s scripts sparkle from page one. Ghost Walk is the perfect balance between humour and intrigue and the characters of Melissa and Conroy have all the potential to be a classic on screen partnership. We are delighted to be working with Melissa, Michael and the teams at Saloon Media and Blue Ant, in bringing this amazing show to our screens.”
Sam Linton, head of original content at Blue Ant Media, said: “The compelling character stories and the rich historical setting that evokes a sense of eerie mystery are the perfect backdrop to offer T+E audiences this type of thrilling paranormal story that they crave. We’re delighted to be involved in the development of Ghost Walk and can’t wait to see this original scripted series come to life.”