As announced by Shaftesbury CEO Christina Jennings at last night’s Canadian Screen Awards Broadcast Gala, Canada’s top-rated drama, Murdoch Mysteries, has been renewed for Season 11.
The series won a total of five CSAs including Best TV Movie and Best Writing for “A Merry Murdoch Christmas” and the Golden Screen Award for TV Drama or Comedy.
Natasha Negovanlis, star of Carmilla, took home the Fan’s Choice Award. Carmilla is a hit YouTube scripted series that puts a modern spin on the cult classic gothic vampire novella by Sheridan Le Fanu, available on Shaftesbury/Smokebomb’s KindaTV. Funded by the U by Kotex® brand, three seasons of Carmilla have generated more than 55 million views, and a Carmilla feature-length film is entering production later this year for a 2017 release.
“We are committed to creating great shows that people love to watch – and, just as importantly, building engaged audiences and fandoms. Both the Golden Screen Award and the fact that each of the Top 3 Fan’s Choice nominees are part of our Shaftesbury/Smokebomb family are a testament to that commitment and our success,” said Christina Jennings, Chairman & CEO of Shaftesbury/Smokebomb.
Negovanlis guest stars in tonight’s episode of Murdoch Mysteries, “Hot Wheels of Thunder”. In the episode, Murdoch’s investigation into the death of a roller-skating champion takes him into a world of aggressive and ruthlessly competitive young women. The episode airs tonight at 8pm on CBC.
Season 10 concludes next week with “Hell to Pay”. In this explosive cliffhanger, the Station House No. 4 team find themselves embroiled in conspiracy and unforeseen danger. The action-packed season finale airs Monday, March 20th at 8pm.
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