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CBC today announced the launch of a new slate of content created for young adults between the ages of 13 and 24 that will be available on the CBC Gem streaming service. Select titles will be available beginning this month with more titles to come, building on the national public broadcaster’s commitment to offer expanded content for younger audiences in Canada.
The new slate includes CBC Gem original series WARIGAMI (10×10), a contemporary samurai saga starring Emily Piggford (The Girlfriend Experience, Michael: Every Day), produced in partnership with The CW, First Love Films and New Form, and four short films produced as part of the CBC New Indigenous Voices training program, presented by the National Screen Institute, in support of emerging Indigenous filmmakers and creators. CBC will continue to add new original series to the slate each month, including upcoming title UTOPIA FALLS (10×60), a young adult sci-fi drama infused with dance and music, produced in partnership with Sonar Entertainment, and featuring renowned music producer Boi-1da (Drake, Rihanna, Eminem, Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj and Kendrick Lamar) as Executive Music Producer.
“Our new slate of programming for young adults will help us build stronger relationships with a broader range of Canadians, by providing them with content that reflects their interests and perspectives and is available to stream whenever and wherever they want,” said Gave Lindo, Executive Director, OTT Programming, CBC.
The following titles from the new slate will be made available to stream on CBC Gem:
WARIGAMI (Drama, 10×10, produced by First Love Films and distributed by New Form – a CBC Gem original series in partnership with The CW) – All episodes begin streaming Friday, July 12
Wendy Ohata (Piggford) has just made three startling realizations: One, she has a twin brother; two, she’s a kami-jin – a descendent of an ancient Japanese people who can turn paper into deadly weapons; and three, there’s a kami-jin warrior hunting her down for reasons she doesn’t understand. The series is created by Eddie Kim and directed by Jason Lapeyre, with showrunner Andrew Allen. Starring Piggford, Kai Bradbury (The Terror), Akiel Julien (The Next Step), Miho Suzuki (Colossal), and David Hewlett (Stargate: Atlantis).