Kevin Smith Developing Canadian Pay TV Comedy 'Prons'


TORONTO — Kevin Smith is heading back to Canada.

The indie filmmaker is reteaming with Halfire-CORE Entertainment to develop a comedy, Prons, in partnership with Canadian pay TV channels The Movie Network and Movie Central.

The sitcom, written by Smith and Aaron Martin (Saving Hope), portrays a famous porn star who returns to his childhood home in Brantford, Ontario, to escape the business.

Smith's indie shingle, SModCo Pictures, and Halfire earlier produced Spoilers, a movie review web series that aired on The Comedy Network in Canada.

Hulu ran the first season of Spoilers.

Prons is part of an extensive development slate at The Movie Network, which includes another comedy, Method, from Saving Hope producers Ilana Frank, David Wellington and Sonia Hosko.

Method offers a behind-the-scenes spoof of the police procedural.

Frank also executive produces ABC's Rookie Blue.

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