Thursday, October 16, 2008

Crash! Ah-hahh

Sort of a work-related plug, but also kind of a cool tip for Canadian television viewers...

Like Burn Notice, The Closer, Skins, and Sons of Anarchy before this, Super Channel continues to add provocative and entertaining TV to its broadcast roster - next week its Crash, a new series, in fact the first original dramatic series, from the Starz network in the States.

Inspired by the Academy Award®-winning Best Motion Picture of 2006 of the same name, Crash explores the complexities of social and racial tolerance and the meaning of the American dream through characters whose lives intersect and collide as they strive to achieve that dream in Los Angeles California.

The production team headed by writer/executive producer Glen Mazzara (The Shield) includes executive producers Bob Yari, Bobby Moresco and Paul Haggis and co-executive producers Don Cheadle, Tom Nunan and Mark R. Harris – part of the group behind the Oscar-winning movie.

Add to the mix a large ensemble cast, including Dennis Hopper doing his best variation on 'Frank' in years, and you got Crash: the series.

And in a nice bit of cross promotion, you can find the entire first episode of Crash posted HERE on the short film sharing Super U website.

Check it looks good (Alan Sepinwall reviews pilot here), but know this online exclusive will be available in Canada only until November 30, 2008.

Super Channel will premiere the Crash series on its premium pay television network with a double episode Oct. 20 at 10 p.m. ET.

1 comment:

Diane Kristine said...

This is embarrassing but I still don't know if I get Superchannel. I'm guessing that means not. So it's cool it's available online. I've twice had to convince PR people that it's not Canadian content, though, no matter where Paul Haggis was born. Maybe I should add House to TV, eh?! Hmm ...