Molly Parker, Stephen McHattie and Kevin Durand to star in TV adaptation of hit graphic novel Essex County


Molly Parker, Brian J. Smith, Stephen McHattie, Finlay Wojtak-Hissong and Kevin Durand will star in the tv adaptation of Essex County, based mostly on the hit graphic novel by award-winning Canadian comedian cartoonist and writer Jeff Lemire.

Essex County follows the interconnected lives of two households in a rural Ontario neighborhood. The collection explores how the results of trauma, betrayal and loss can ripple via generations.

Wojtak-Hissong, who’s 11, performs younger Lester, a boy who has moved in along with his uncle Ken, a farmer, after his mom dies.

Wojtak-Hissong started his appearing profession on the age of eight and has additionally appeared in The Kindness of Strangers, Blood, Dreamkatcher and Robin Wright’s function directorial debut Land.

Smith, who is thought for his roles in Netflix’s Sense8 and the Syfy collection Stargate Universe, is enjoying Ken.

Durand performs household buddy and father determine Jimmy. Durand has appeared in Locke & Key, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Ballers, Lost and the upcoming movie, Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes.

Parker performs Annie, a nurse who’s caring for her aged uncle Lou, the position McHattie is taking over. Parker is an Emmy and SAG award-nominated actress and director identified for her work in exhibits like House of Cards, Deadwood, Lost in Space and Dexter.

McHattie, a prolific Canadian actor with greater than 200 movie and tv credit together with Orphan Black, Emily of New Moon, Cold Squad and Seinfeld, might be enjoying Lou.

Jeff Lemire is the writer of graphic novel Essex County. (The Canadian Press/Cole Burston, Top Shelf Productions)

Lemire co-wrote the present alongside Eilis Kirwan, whereas additionally serving as showrunner and one of the chief producers. Essex County is being helmed by director Andrew Cividino, who gained an Emmy for his work on Schitt’s Creek

Shooting on Essex County wrapped on Sept. 30 in North Bay, Ont. Essex County will premiere in Canada on CBC TV and CBC Gem in winter 2023.

Essex County was the primary graphic novel to seem on Canada Reads. It was defended by musician Sara Quin in 2011.

Lemire’s different work consists of Sweet Tooth: The Return, which was tailored right into a Netflix collection, Roughneck, The Underwater Welder, Royal City and Gord Downie’s Secret Path and extra. He is a three-time Eisner Award winner; in 2022 for greatest digital comedian for his e book, Snow Angels, in 2017, for greatest new collection for Black Hammer and once more in 2019 for Gideon Falls

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