Provocative and darkly comic drama Mary Kills People comes to More4
Described as “dark, witty and provocative” (Digital Spy) and a “cult gem of television” (Variety), Mary Kills People is coming to More4.
The critically-acclaimed show follows Dr. Mary Harris (Caroline Dhavernas), an overworked single mother and ER doctor, who lives a double life helping terminally ill patients with assisted deaths. So far Mary has managed to stay under the radar but her double life is getting complicated. When her world starts to unravel, Mary realizes she’s going to have to fight dirty if she’s going to stay in the killing game. Also starring in the series are Jay Ryan as Joel, one of Mary’s terminally ill clients, but a mutual attraction blurs the lines of their doctor-patient relationship; and Richard Short as Des, Mary’s trusted partner in crime.
“We’re delighted to be partnering with Channel 4 on bringing this ground-breaking series to the UK,” commented Dan Gopal, Executive Vice President, Sales – EMEA. “Mary Kills People is truly an original and captivating drama with thought-provoking content that has been engaging viewers all over the world. We can’t wait for UK audiences to enjoy the show.”
Mary Kills People is produced by eOne and Cameron Pictures Inc., in association with Corus Entertainment, and with the financial participation of the Canada Media Fund, the Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit and the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit. Seasons 1-3 are executive produced by Tassie Cameron (Ten Days in The Valley, Rookie Blue), Amy Cameron (The Book of Negroes), Jocelyn Hamilton (Private Eyes) and Tecca Crosby (Private Eyes). Tara Armstrong (Private Eyes) created the series and was executive producer for season 2. Marsha Greene (Ten Days in the Valley, Private Eyes) and Caroline Dhavernas (Hannibal) are executive producers for season 3. Co-executive producer Holly Dale (The Americans) directs season 1 in its entirety. Season 2 is directed by Kelly Makin, Norma Bailey, and David Wellington. Season 3 is directed by Norma Bailey, James Genn, and Paul Fox. eOne controls the worldwide rights for the series.
The deal which covers life of series was brokered by Patrick Roberts, eOne’s VP Sales – UK & Scandinavia, International Distribution and Nick Lee, Head of Series Acquisition, Channel 4. (C4)