Blackstone nearing deal for US broadcast

BlackstonelogoIt looks like Blackstone is close to getting acquired by a US network for broadcast in America.

“We are in active discussions with a cable network,” says Ritch Colbert, a principal of PPI Releasing, who is distributing the series.

“This is as good as TV gets. It covers every aspect of modern U.S. culture in glaring details, whether corruption, teenage pregnancy, domestic violence,” Colbert said.

“If they sell it (Blackstone) into the U.S., it will be a Canadian show. Once it goes down there, the stock will go up here,” says actor Steven Cree Molison, who plays Daryl Fraser.

Blackstone executive producer, director and writer Ron E. Scott adds: “It’s interesting how Canada needs the affirmation of the U.S. On TV, it’s a sense that if it’s good enough for the Americans, it’s a good show.

“Also, if it will sell to the U.S., that sale will spur additional international broadcast deals,” he added.”

The third season of Blackstone is due to hit APTN in fall.

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