‘The Honourable Woman’ Coming to Canada via CBC

By Rachel Cruz | 3 years ago
‘The Honourable Woman’ Coming to Canada via CBC
Maggie Gyllenhaal at the Won’t Back Down NYC Premiere, Ziegfeld Theater in 2012. Sept 22, 2012. Wikimedia Commons/Joella Marano

Television fans in Canada who think they may be missing out on one of the best TV series to come out this 2014 will finally get the chance to watch “The Honourable Woman.” CBC is bringing the show to the region as part of its 2014-2015 lineup. Read further to learn more about this news story.

The Canadian public broadcasting network, CBC, announced in late May that it will be importing BBC Two’s “The Honourable Woman” for its viewers. While no specific date has been set, the eight-part series, which has been earning a lot of raves in the United Kingdom, has been scheduled for a Tuesday 9:00 p.m. timeslot in the fall, as published on CBC’s media site.

Apart from this miniseries, CBC has also acquired two other foreign shows for their fall lineup, such as the Australian import  “Secret and Lies,” which stars Martin Henderson and “The Book of Negroes,” a period drama starring Aunjanue Ellis.

“I’m really impressed with the level of creativity brought to the new shows we’re rolling out next season – we’re trying different ideas in all of our content areas. I’m also optimistic about where CBC is headed, and excited about our prospects of what I believe can make for a compelling future,” said CBC’s vice president for English Services, Heather Conway, as published in a report from CBC.

“The Honourable Woman” stars Maggie Gyllenhaal as Nessa Stein, the daughter of an arms dealer who grew up to earn the distinction of being a Baroness. She becomes heavily involved in the peacekeeping process between the Israelis and the Palestines, while managing the family’s vast empire. In the process, she uncovers secret deals and anomalies within her company.

The show features a stellar cast that includes Andrew Buchan, Stephen Rea and Janet McTeer.  The political spy thriller has already started its run on U.S. Television last July 31, 2014 via Sundance TV and in the United Kingdom, where originated. The show is set to conclude on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at 9:00 p.m. on BBC Two.

And that’s the latest from “The Honourable Woman,” which will arrive to Canada via the CBC in the fall. Keep checking Movie News Guide (MNG) for updates about this show and other entertainment stories.

Photo Source: Wikimedia Commons/Joella Marano

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Rachel will watch any TV show once to see if it's worth following. She watches 55 to 60 American, British and Canadian TV shows on any regular week. Glued to TV, she has not seen the world outside in a while. :P