CBC Radio One audio dramatist Joe Mahoney reports on his blog:
“Canadia, the Science Fiction/Comedy pilot I produced with Matt Watts, has been picked up for ten episodes.”
It appears that two pilots were made for the show, the second starring Matt Watts (Steve, The First and Steve, The Second) and Donnelly Rhodes (Battlestar Galactica) was the clincher for CBC Radio execs.
Joe sez producing duties on Canadia will be helmed by CBC veteran Greg DeClute. Mahoney will be story editor and series advisor on the show. Joe writes: “I’ve had long talks with both Greg and Matt about how this is going to work and I’ve concluded that the three of us working together should be able to come up with something phenomenal — or at the very least not half bad.” If Canadia‘s quality lives up to that of the extremely popular, non-genre, audio drama Afganada, that is currently airing on CBC Radio One, Canadia will be a appointment radio. Canadia begins airing next month! March 2007!
One should also remember this is pretty cool time at CBC Radio One, if you recall from some stories we posted last year, the mother corp still has the J. Michael Strazcynski series The Adventures Of Apocalypse Al in the can. Hopefully it will be airing by the summer or concurrently with Canadia. We’ll keep you posted as more details about SF on CBC Radio One as it comes in.