EXCLUSIVE: Here is the exclusive trailer of Schitt Creek the latest project from producer Andrew Barnsley Son of a critic.
Based on the successful memoir of comedian-actor-writer Mark Critch, the 13 x 30-minute series will air on Canadian broadcasters CBC and CBC Gem next month while Lionsgate takes over the US and international distribution rights.
Created by Critch and Office producer Tim McAuliffe, the show features The Haunting of Bly’s Mansion star Benjamin Evan Ainsworth as Young Mark, with Critch playing his father, Claire Rankin his mother, and Malcolm McDowell playing the pop role.
Son of a critic opens a candid window into the coming-of-age story of a 1980s Newfoundland child, who uses comedy and self-deprecation to make friends and connect with the small collection of people in its limited world.
“I’ve been listening to the hilarious stories of Mark’s youth in Newfoundland for years and it’s amazing to be a part of making them on screen now,” McAuliffe said.
Son of a critic is an interprovincial co-production between Barnsley’s Project 10 Productions Inc. and Take the Shot Productions, based in Newfoundland, in association with CBC and Lionsgate Television, and produced by Critch, McAuliffe, Barnsley, Ben Murray and Allan Hawco. Renuka Jeyapalan and Anita Kapila are executive co-producers, with Jeyapalan directing the first four episodes of the series. For CBC, Sally Catto is Managing Director, Entertainment, Factual & Sports; Trish Williams is Executive Director, Scripted Content; Sandra Picheca is Director, Current Production, Comedy; and Greig Dymond is executive production manager and festival manager, comedy.