Monday, January 09, 2012

NBC Universal Takes Over Toronto

TorontoFilm.Net reports that NBC Universal studios is currently producing five TV series in Ontario, with the Liberal government's 'all-spend' 25% tax credit a deciding factor.

US series include "Alphas", starting up again mid-March 2012, the third season of "Covert Affairs", shooting March to October 2012, "Warehouse 13" and the second season of "Suits".

Syfy's video game-linked pilot "Defiance" will also shoot in the city in 2012, produced by Universal Cable Productions and written by Rockne S. O’Bannon :

"...set on a future Earth, "Defiance" introduces players and viewers to a world where humans and aliens live together on a planet transformed by decades of conflict. The game combines the intense action of a console shooter, with the persistence, scale, and customization of an MMO, while its TV counterpart weaves the rich tapestry of the world into a series with the scope, characters, and drama of a classic sci-fi epic. Because they exist in a single universe, the show and the game will influence each other and evolve together over time, with actions in both mediums driving the overall story..."

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