Cable company AMC, home of "Mad Men" and "The Walking Dead" will partner with Toronto-based Shaftesbury Films, producers of TV series "Murdoch Mysteries" and "Slasher" for the further development, production, distribution and reach of Shaftesbury content:
"Getting Canadian stories and creative talent in
front of the international market has always been Shaftesbury's mission," said Shaftesbury CEO and Chairman Christina Jennings. "This relationship will give us a big leg up..."
"Murdoch Mysteries" premiered on Toronto's Citytv in 2008, and currently airs on Canada's CBC and AMC's Acorn TV, based on characters from the 'Detective Murdoch' novels by Maureen Jennings, starring Yannick Bisson as 'William Murdoch', a police detective working in Toronto, Ontario in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
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