GLOBAL GREENLIGHTS SEASON 4 OF ORIGINAL SCRIPTED SERIES FAMILY LAW
Hit Canadian Legal Drama Renewed Ahead of Season 3 Premiere
Family Law Season 4 Begins Filming March 2024 in Vancouver
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TORONTO, January 31, 2024 – All rise! Today, Global announced that hit Canadian legal drama Family Law has been greenlit for a fourth season with 10 all-new episodes. Produced by SEVEN24 Films and Lark Productions, and created by Canadian award-winning author Susin Nielsen, Season 4 starts production in Vancouver this March. Jewel Staite, Victor Garber, Zach Smadu, Genelle Williams and Lauren Holly are all set to return for the new season. This renewal comes ahead of the show’s highly anticipated Season 3 Canadian premiere, set to be announced later this year.
“As a Top 20 hit for Global and the number one Canadian scripted series last summer, currently airing on the CW in the U.S. and in many other markets internationally, this renewal today demonstrates the success of our original content at home and abroad,” said Troy Reeb, Executive Vice President, Networks and Content. “We are thrilled to continue telling the stories of Abby and the Svensson family for another season and to keep audiences entertained as they navigate new cases and their personal lives.”
Season 4 of the hit Canadian legal drama Family Law finds Abigail Bianchi (Jewel Staite) tackling intriguing new cases as she juggles work, family, and her love life. Abigail’s father Harry (Victor Garber), and her half-siblings Daniel (Zach Smadu) and Lucy (Genelle Williams) face their own unique challenges, balancing their ever-complicated professional and personal lives. The team continues to grapple with unconventional cases this season including surrogacy, parental liability and “rental families” – all while managing their own fraught family dynamics.
Family Law is produced by SEVEN24 Films (Heartland, JANN) and Lark Productions (Allegiance, Law and Order Toronto: Criminal Intent). It was created by Susin Nielsen (Robson Arms, Cedar Cove), who also serves as executive producer and showrunner. The series is executive produced by Jordy Randall, Tom Cox, Erin Haskett and Andy Mikita. This season’s writers include Sarah Dodd, Ken Craw, Sonja Bennett and Corey Liu. Directors include Andy Mikita, David Frazee, Alysse Leite-Rogers, Siobhan Devine and Damon Vignale. eOne distributes the series internationally.
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Source: Numeris PPM Data, Total Canada, SM’23 (May 29 – Sep 17/23), 3+ airings, CDN CONV COM ENG national networks, excludes Womens’ FIFA World Cup and NHL Playoffs
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Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that develops and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. Engaging audiences since 1999, the company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompass 33 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, digital and streaming platforms, and technology and media services. Corus is an internationally-renowned content creator and distributor through Nelvana, a world class animation studio expert in all formats and Corus Studios, a globally recognized producer of hit scripted and unscripted content. The company also owns full-service social digital agency so.da, lifestyle entertainment company Kin Canada, and children’s book publishing house, Kids Can Press. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, Magnolia Network Canada, The HISTORY® Channel, Showcase, Adult Swim, National Geographic, Disney Channel Canada, YTV, Global News, Globalnews.ca, Q107, Country 105, and CFOX, along with streaming platforms STACKTV, TELETOON+, the Global TV App and Curiouscast. Corus is the domestic advertising representative and an original content partner for Pluto TV, a Paramount Company, which is the leading free ad-supported streaming television (FAST) service. For more information visit www.corusent.com.
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About SEVEN24 Films
SEVEN24 Films is an independent film and television production company whose work has spanned over two decades. Executive Producers Tom Cox and Jordy Randall have produced dramatic series, mini-series, television movies and feature films garnering over one hundred industry awards and nominations.
In addition to the two-time People’s Choice Award winning series, Wynonna Earp on Syfy and CTV Sci-Fi, current projects include: Family Law, a one-hour legal series for Global, JANN, the hit comedy on CTV and Roku, as well as the internationally acclaimed family series Heartland, the longest running one-hour series in Canadian history, having aired its seventeenth season for CBC, Netflix and UPtv.
SEVEN24’s focus on integration of scripted programming with interactive content and social media has helped make Heartland and Wynonna Earp two of the most dynamic scripted television projects in the digital space.
Previous projects include Ride for Hallmark, CW and CTV Drama, Billy the Kid with MGM for Epix, Damnation with NBC Universal for USA, Fortunate Son, a political thriller for CBC and NBCU International, Dark Cargo, a noir thriller for YouTube Premium, Young Drunk Punk for Rogers and CBC, the Canadian Screen Award winner Borealis, the Gemini Award winning movie Mayerthorpe and Gemini Award winning Mini-Series Burn Up.
Tom Cox and Jordy Randall were also co-producers on numerous high-profile feature films including the Academy Award nominated Brokeback Mountain and are both recipients of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of their contribution to the arts.
About Lark Productions
Playback’s 2023 Production Company of the Year, Lark Productions, is a Vancouver-based television production company that creates and produces scripted and unscripted content. Lark enjoys a distribution and development deal with Universal International Studios.
Established in 2010, Lark’s most recent productions include the highly anticipated Law & Order Toronto: Criminal Intent for Rogers and Universal Television, as well as the new original police procedural Allegiance for CBC in association with Universal International Studios. Lark’s other scripted series include legal drama Family Law for Corus/The CW Network and eOne, spy drama Fortunate Son for CBC in association with Universal International Studios, and multiple seasons of Motive (CTV, ABC, USA Network).
On Lark’s unscripted slate, season two of Farming for Love is underway for Bell Media based on Fremantle’s international hit format The Farmer Wants a Wife. Past productions include the hit formats The Real Housewives of Toronto and Vancouver (Slice), Paramedics: Life on the Line (Knowledge Network), and Emergency Room: Life + Death at VGH (Knowledge Network, Discovery Fit).
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