The CW Buys Lea Thompson Canadian Drama ‘The Spencer Sisters’ For Fall Lineup As Scripted Strategy Becomes Clearer

The CW has been busy north of the border.

The network has picked up The Spencer Sisters, a Canadian drama starring Caroline in the City star Lea Thompson and Superman & Lois’ Stacey Farber, for its fall lineup.

It is the latest Canadian series that it has acquired, this time from eOne, as the Nexstar-owned company’s scripted strategy becomes a little clearer.

The Spencer Sisters, which aired its first 10-part earlier this year on CTV (see trailer below), follows a mother and daughter duo who team up to start a private detective agency. It pairs mystery novelist Victoria Spencer (Thompson) and her daughter Darby Spencer (Farber) who are mistaken as sisters as they tackle puzzling cases.

It also stars Thomas Antony Olajide, Edward Ruttle, Husein Madhavji, Ayesha Mansur Gonsalves, Rodrigo Massa, Kaitlyn Leeb and Adam Hurtig.

The Spencer Sisters is produced by eOne and Buffalo Gal Pictures and was created by Alan McCullough (Rookie Blue). McCullough serves as co-showrunner with Jenn Engels (Sort Of) and the pair exec produce alongside Jocelyn Hamilton and Tecca Crosby from eOne and Phyllis Laing and Jennifer Beasley for Buffalo Gal Pictures. The deal was brokered by Dan Loewy, EVP, Sales, Americas and ANZ, International Distribution, eOne.

The show is the first scripted series to be officially added to its fall lineup, which is expected to be announced during the Upfronts next week. Last month, the network picked up CTV and Fremantle series Sullivan’s Crossing starring Chad Michael Murray, Morgan Kohan and Scott Patterson, which is also expected to air in the fall.

Previously, the network revealed that a third season of FBoy Island would also air in the fall.

It comes as The CW has a raft of international scripted series airing over the summer. British supernatural drama series The Rising and Australian surfer drama Barons are launching later this month, it picked up Canadian comedy Son of a Critch, from an exec producer of Schitt’s Creek, to air later this summer along with Canadian family comedy Run The Burbs and dramedy Moonshine.

From Deadline.

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