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Greg Bryk (
A History Of Violence), Greyston Holt (ALCATRAZ), and
Paul Greene (THE CLIENT LIST) join previously announced lead
Laura Vandervoort (SMALLVILLE) in principal cast - - From No Equal Entertainment, Hoodwink Entertainment, and Entertainment One, BITTEN is set to premiere in early 2014 on Space -
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April 9, 2013 /CNW/ - Space announced today that production has begun on its buzzed-about new Original Drama series
BITTEN. Featuring three new male leads, the Canadian scripted series will shoot in studio and on location in
Hamilton, and in the
Hespeler area in
Cambridge, ON until late summer. Based on the critically acclaimed
Women of the Otherworld novels by Canadian author
Kelley Armstrong, the emotionally charged thriller stars previously announced
Laura Vandervoort (SMALLVILLE,
Elena Michaels, the world's only female werewolf. Additional principal casting for the series announced today includes
Winnipeg'sGreg Bryk (
A History Of Violence, ROOKIE BLUE) as Pack Alpha Jeremy Danvers, and
Greyston Holt (ALCATRAZ, Durham County) as
Clayton Danvers and
Paul Greene (THE CLIENT LIST, WICKED WICKED GAMES) as
Philip McAdams. The 13-episode, one-hour series is set to premiere in early 2014 on Space, and is produced by No Equal Entertainment, Hoodwink Entertainment, and Entertainment One (eOne) in association with Bell Media.
A foster child,
Elena (Vandervoort) had always craved a "normal" life and thought she finally found it with her boyfriend
Clayton Danvers (Holt). But the secret life he kept from her ended up changing her forever. With one small bite, Elena was forced to survive life with the Pack as a werewolf. Still craving the normal life she lost, Elena finds refuge in
Toronto working as a photographer and dating a new man. Hiding her werewolf existence from her ad-exec boyfriend
Phillip McAdams (Greene), Elena is pulled back into her former life when bodies turn up in the backwoods of
Stonehaven, the rural mansion that has served as a werewolf sanctuary for generations. Caught between two worlds and two loves, Elena returns to
Stonehaven out of duty, turning to Clay's foster-father and leader of the Pack Jeremy Danvers (Bryk) for support. But once back in the fold, Elena realizes that when push comes to shove, like any true alpha female, she'll stop at nothing to defend her family.
Also joining the
BITTEN cast are
Paulino Nunes (THE FIRM, CRA$H & BURN) and
Steve Lund (HAVEN, ALPHAS) as werewolf father and son
Antonio and Nick Sorrentino;
Natalie Brown (BEING HUMAN, HAPPY TOWN) as Diane, Philip's sister and Elena's best friend in
Michael Xavier (THE BEST YEARS, NIKITA) as werewolf Logan;
Genelle Williams (WAREHOUSE 13, THE LISTENER) as Logan's girlfriend Rachel; and
Joel Keller (MEN WITH BROOMS, DURHAM COUNTY) as werewolf Peter.
"We're so excited to see the rich world that
Kelley Armstrong has created in her novels begin to take shape and come to life as we start production on this new series with an amazing cast," said
Corrie Coe, Senior Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media. "With Greyston and Paul joining Laura, the love triangle at the heart of the series is complete, and Greg is the perfect Pack leader."
"After months of searching in
Los Angeles, we couldn't be more excited about casting Greyston Holt to play Clayton,
Paul Greene in the role of Philip, and
Greg Bryk as Pack Alpha,
Jeremy Danvers," said
J.B. Sugar, Executive Producer, No Equal Entertainment. "We are truly excited to begin production and I can't think of a more appealing and talented ensemble cast of actors to populate the world of our show."
About Greg Bryk ("Jeremy Danvers")Greg Bryk was first introduced to audiences as Alexander 'The Juggernaut' Yount in the comedy
Men With Brooms, and then starred as
Weston Fields for four seasons on the critically-acclaimed series REGENESIS. Bryk has appeared in major TV mini-series and movies of the week including THE GATHERING, THE ROBBER BRIDE, RED: THE WEREWOLF
HUNTER, MISTLETOE OVER
MANHATTAN, and XIII: THE CONSPIRACY. Bryk has also appeared in numerous feature films including
David Cronenberg'sA History Of Violence,
Shoot' Em Up,
The Incredible Hulk,
You Might As Well Live,
Stephen King thriller
Act Of Dishonor. Bryk also played a major role in
Tarsem Singh's Greek mythology epic
Immortals, and had an award-winning appearance in
Clement Virgo's gritty drama
Poor Boy's Game.
A Gemini Award-nominee for his work in the television movie
Deadliest Sea, Bryk has enjoyed regular roles on CRA$H & BURN, and
AARON STONE, and reprised his popular character, Col. Amos, in XIII: THE SERIES.
Most recently, Bryk has been featured in guest starring roles on ROOKIE BLUE, TRANSPORTER: THE SERIES, COVERT AFFAIRS, COMBAT HOSPITAL, AGAINST THE WALL,
and NIKITA, and also starred in the TV movie
About Greyston Holt ("Clayton Danvers") Starring as Elena's werewolf ex-boyfriend
Calgary-born Holt moved to
Vancouver with his family at age two, eventually residing on
Salt Spring Island. During his high school years, Holt took up guitar, formed a band, and performed at various venues in
Vancouver and Vancouver Island.
After moving to
Vancouver to enrol full-time in acting classes, he was cast in the award-winning
Steven Spielberg mini-series Into the West. After that came a lead role in the TV feature Just a Girl, based on the true story of
Gwen Araujo, a transgendered boy who was beaten to death for daring to be different. In
August 2006, shortly after Just a Girl aired, Holt was tapped for a role on Durham County and shot six episodes that fall. From there, he had a guest-starring role on Smallville, was cast as
Jordan in the pilot for Sabbatical, had a supporting lead role on the feature film
Lost Boys 2, and booked his first lead role in
Slap Shot: The Junior League.
Holt reprised his role on the award-winning DURHAM COUNTY for Season 2, and has since appeared in numerous series including Fringe, Alcatraz, and Flashpoint, among others.
About Paul Greene ("Phillip McAdams") Starring as Elena's live-in boyfriend
Phillip McAdams, Greene was born and raised in the small town of
Wetaskiwin, Alberta, and began acting at the age of 16 before moving to the U.S. to further his acting career. After his move, Greene landed a lead role on the series WICKED WICKED GAMES opposite
Tatum O'Neill. Soon after, several guest-starring roles followed including
David E. Kelley's series THE WEDDING BELLS and a recurring role on Kelley's next hit series HARRY'S LAW, starring Academy Award
Kathy Bates. Greene also booked a coveted recurring role playing
Maura Tierney's love interest on the pilot THE WHOLE TRUTH, which ultimately got picked up to series. Other notable guest spots include NCIS, Emmy
®-nominated series SHARK, MY OWN WORST ENEMY, and EASTWICK.
Greene went back to his Canadian roots when he accepted the male lead opposite
Deanna Russo and
Lauren Holly in the movie-of-the-week DO NO HARM. Most recently, Greene can be seen recurring opposite
Jennifer Love Hewitt in THE CLIENT LIST, and has an upcoming role playing
Olivia Munn's ex-boyfriend in
Aaron Sorkin's hit series THE NEWSROOM. In addition to television, Greene can be seen in the role of Ron in
Greene has also appeared in a number of television ad spots, and he has graced the cover of
Men's Health Magazine three times. An accomplished pilot, musician, and photographer, he currently lives in
Los Angeles with his son, Oliver.
BITTEN is based on the critically-acclaimed series of novels by
Kelley Armstrong, and is executive produced by
J.B. Sugar (THE COLLECTOR, JPOD) for No Equal Entertainment,
John Barbisan and
Patrick Banister (WHISTLER) for Hoodwink Entertainment, and
John Morayniss and
Margaret O'Brien for eOne.
Daegan Fryklind and
Grant Rosenberg are Executive Producers and Co-Showrunners. eOne is distributing the series internationally.
BITTEN is produced by No Equal Entertainment, Hoodwink Entertainment, and eOne in association with Space and Bell Media, with the participation of Rogers Cable Network Fund and Cogeco Production Program and the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit.
Rebecca DiPasquale and
Tom Hastings are Production Executives, Drama, Bell Media.
Trish Williams is Director of Drama, Independent Production, Bell Media.
Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media.
Catherine MacLeod is Vice-President, Specialty Channels, Bell Media.
Rick Brace is President, Specialty Channels and CTV Production.
Phil King is President, CTV Programming and Sports.
Social Media Links:Space on FacebookSpace on TwitterSpace on InstagramLaura Vandervoort on TwitterGreyston Holt on TwitterPaul Greene on TwitterAbout Entertainment One The company's comprehensive network extends around the globe including
Canada, the US, the UK,
New Zealand, Benelux,
South Africa and
South Korea. Through established Entertainment and Distribution divisions, the company provides extensive expertise in film distribution, television and music production, family programming and merchandising and licensing. Its current rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 35,000 film and television titles, 2,700 hours of television programming and 45,000 music tracks.
http://www.entertainmentonegroup.com/About Bell Media Independent Production Bell Media has commissioned and co-produced some of
Canada's most-watched and most-acclaimed original programming, while working with the best Canadian independent producers in the country. Hit CTV series include ratings success stories MOTIVE, SAVING HOPE, and THE LISTENER, and the recently concluded game changer FLASHPOINT. New for 2013 on CTV are the drama series PLAYED (working title), relationship comedy SATISFACTION, THE AMAZING RACE
CANADA, a Canadian-produced, complementary version of the hit international series, and the half-hour multi-cam comedy SPUN OUT. Scripted series on Bell Media specialty channels include two-time Emmy
®-nominated hit DEGRASSI, ORPHAN BLACK, and upcoming drama BITTEN, as well as reality series PANIC BUTTON. In total, Bell Media ordered 26 new original Canadian series in 2012, and put 35 scripted projects into development.
About Space Space is home to phenomenal programming including imaginative dramas, epic movies, engaging reality series, and the daily entertainment talk show INNERSPACE, the source for all-things genre - all in high definition (HD). Also home to new Original Series ORPHAN BLACK, and upcoming original programs PANIC BUTTON and BITTEN, Space content is always available at
Space.ca, and on
@SpaceChannel, and other social media platforms. Space is a division of Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE),
Canada's largest communications company.
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