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Dave Thomas, Son Harrison Team on Crime Comedy for CBC, BBC Studios – The Hollywood Reporter



SCTV alum Dave Thomas has teamed with actor and son Harrison Thomas to develop the darkish comedy The Orange for the CBC and BBC Studios.

The daddy-son sitcom, produced by Canada’s Venture 10 Productions, follows a household that witnesses a gangland bombing and is positioned by The Royal Canadian Mounted Police in a witness safety program in Rye, England. Solely once they attain their new U.Okay. dwelling does the household notice the Mounties have been dumping all their witnesses and informants in Rye, together with Canada’s most hardened criminals who at the moment are their next-door neighbors.

Canadian comedian and actor Dave Thomas and Rick Moranis performed SCTV‘s and Saturday Night Live’s beer-loving McKenzie brothers in the course of the Eighties. Their act, which was launched to mock authorities mandated Canadian TV content material guidelines, was spun off into the 1983 cult comedy Unusual Brew, and that 12 months additionally made the late-night transition stateside to SNL.  

Dave Thomas can be recognized for his star-turn in Grace Beneath Fireplace. Son Harrison has TV credit that embrace Home, Fringe, Felony Minds, Silicon Valley, Lucifer and extra lately enjoying Lyle on Higher Name Saul.

In addition to The Orange, Venture 10 Productions, which lately named Shonna Foster as director of growth, has one other seven scripted sequence in growth with broadcasters. That features Apres Ski, a CBC one hour drama a few family-owned personal resort from creator Kathleen Robertson (Beverly Hills 90210) and govt producer Chris Cowles (Blockers).

Venture 10, primarily based in Toronto beneath CEO Andrew Barnsley and specializing in scripted comedy, additionally produced Son of a Critch for the CBC and lately picked up by The CW for its summer season schedule, and the Children within the Corridor reboot in partnership with Lorne Michaels’ Broadway Video for Amazon Prime.

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