Temple Street Productions and CBC Television announced today that production is underway on the fourth season of the one-hour drama series Being Erica. Production runs until September 20, 2011 in Toronto.
This season, we will see many familiar faces as Erica (Erin Karpluk) embarks on doctor training under the guidance of Dr. Tom (Michael Riley) who assigns her friends and family as her trial patients.
With the patients unaware that she is treating them, Erica travels back in time with them or in her own life to learn how to sort through the issues at hand. Erica’s relationship with Adam (Adam Fergus) blossoms until Kai (Sebastian Pigott) returns and Erica finds herself torn.
Erica balances this training with growing pains at 50/50 with business partner Julianne (Reagan Pasternak) and life with her family–reconciled parents Gary (John Boylan) and Barb (Kathleen Laskey) and sister Sam (Joanna Douglas) who is embarking on a new relationship of her own with Lenin (Brandon Jay McLaren).
Also returning in Season Four are former colleague Brent (Morgan Kelly); Dave (Billy Turnbull) and Ivan (Michael P. Northey), partners and owners of Goblins café; Josh (Adam MacDonald), Samantha’s soon-to-be ex-husband; and Jenny (Paula Brancati), Erica’s former friend from high school and Ethan (Tyron Leitso), Erica’s ex-boyfriend.
Being Erica is produced by Temple Street Productions. The show’s creative team includes creator and executive producer Jana Sinyor (Dark Oracle), executive producer Aaron Martin (Degrassi: The Next Generation, The Best Years), and executive producers David Fortier and Ivan Schneeberg of Temple Street Productions (Billable Hours, Wingin’ It, Canada’s Next Top Model).
Since it premiered on CBC Television in 2009, the critically acclaimed show has been hugely successful worldwide. International distributor BBC Worldwide has sold Being Erica to almost 160 countries including SOAPnet (U.S), E4 (U.K.), ABC2 (Australia), Paramount Comedy (Spain) and SBS/Net5 in Holland.
Being Erica has been nominated for numerous Gemini Awards, with Erin Karpluk winning for ‘Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role.’ The show also won ‘Best Scripted Format’ at the C21/FRAPA Format Awards at MIPCOM. Being Erica has become more than just a TV show expanding into the world of digital content, DVDs, format sales and even board games.