Astral’s The Movie Network (Eastern Canada), Corus Entertainment’s Movie Central (Western Canada) and Shaw Media today announced that they have green-lit
The Heretics, a Canada/France co-production between The Movie Network, Movie Central, Shaw Media and Sienna Films in Canada and Breakout Films and Arte in France.
The 12 x 60’ miniseries is set in 13th century France and is based on the Cathars, a ruthlessly repressed Christian religious sect. The series is scheduled to go into production in Romania and the South of France in June 2012, with writing and post production in Canada. The Heretics will have its Canadian broadcast premiere on pay services The Movie Network and Movie Central in 2013, followed by a second window on Showcase (Shaw Media).
The miniseries is co-created by Giacomo Battiato and Canadian Laura Phillips, and includes the Canadian writing team of Phillips, David Vainola and Annmarie Morais.