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From Variety, the podcast network and news outlet Canadaland, tagline “the best newspaper in Canada is a podcast”, signed a deal with Storied Media Group to represent them in film and television adaptations of their programs.
Canadaland’s choice of content runs the gamut from police corruption to money and politics. One of their most popular series Thunder Bay, about anti-Indigenous racism, is currently in production as a docuseries for eOne/Crave, while their true-crime show Cool Mules, about a cocaine-smuggling ring inside Vice Media, is also in development as both a scripted and unscripted series.
“We’re thrilled to be working with SMG to bring our podcasts to film and television,” says Canadaland publisher Jesse Brown. “We’ve found and told a wealth of little-known stories which, frankly, destroy common notions of Canada as a peaceful and pleasant country. Audiences around the world have connected with these stories, which cry out to be heard — and to be seen.”
“What excites us about Canadaland is their unique, often offbeat way of telling compelling, character-driven stories,” said Hoffman. “They shot to the top of Canada’s ‘must listen to’ podcast list in no time and have already sold some of their stories for TV and film. We’re excited to partner with such an entrepreneurial, disruptive force and look forward to sharing and selling their content with Hollywood.”