The Comedy Network announced that production is underway on The Beaverton, Canada’s hardest-hitting satire series covering the topics you didn’t know needed covering. As revealed last night in a first-look promo during the Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe, The Beaverton is set to premiere November on Comedy.
Thirteen episodes of the half-hour series are set to be filmed in front of a live studio audience in Toronto beginning Saturday, September 24th, with field production already in progress in Toronto and Hamilton.
With nearly 6 million views in 2016 and averaging more than half a million unique visitors a month, TheBeaverton.com has become a go-to source for Canadian satire. Already known for its shareable content online, TheBeaverton.com has broken some of the decade’s most viral “news stories” including “Most Canadians can’t name all nine provinces” and “PK Subban fined for swearing only in English.” Beginning today, the newly revamped website fuels a consistently refreshed digital experience featuring exclusive digital-only content in the form of podcasts, articles and for the first time ever, original video.
“With the hilarious comedic duo of Emma Hunter and Miguel Rivas at the helm, Canadians are going to finally get the best fake news about real hot topics,” said Corrie Coe, Senior Vice-President of Independent Production at Bell Media, in a press release. “We look forward to bringing the distinctive voice of TheBeaverton.com to the screen, alongside the brilliant creative team at TheBeaverton.com, and our wonderful production partners at Pier 21 Films.”
“I’m so happy to be making the Beaverton. It’s funny, it’s timely, and it’s youthful. We’ve got a great team, and we’re tapping into some great comic talent in Canada,” said Executive Producer and President of Pier 21 Films, Laszlo Barna. “Working with Bell Media and The Comedy Network is going to bring in a much broader audience. It couldn’t be any better.”
“Between our 13-episode television series and an enhanced website with new video and audio content, The Beaverton writers are delighted to enter into the mainstream Canadian entertainment world that we have so enjoyed mocking for the last five years,” said Luke Gordon Field, Editor-in-Chief of TheBeaverton.com.