Network: CBC Television Network
Broadcast Run: 2014 to 2015
Broadcast Medium: Television
On May 29th 2014 the CBC announced that a new western drama series, Strange Empire, would debut on the network on Mondays at 9:00 pm. Set in 1869 Alberta-Montana border country, Strange Empire was a Western whose heroes were women. With most of the men gone, and those who remained battling for control, the women would struggle to survive, to find their independence, and to build a life in which to thrive and raise families.
As the stories of Janestown’s citizens unfolded, they depicted the clash between a power-hungry father and son and the deep prejudices among races, but also the start of something akin to community in the Wild West.
The series debuted on October 6th 2014, and starred Cara Gee as Kat Loving, Melissa Farman as Dr. Rebecca Bloom and Tattiawna Jones as Isabelle Slotter.
The series was created by Durham County screenwriter Laurie Finstad. Finstad, Timothy Johnson and Jeff Sagansky were executive producers for Johnson Production Group, in association with Annuit Coeptis Entertainment.
On March 2nd 2015 it was reported that Strange Empire had been cancelled.
Written by Pip Wedge – June, 2014