'Beauty and the Beast' Star Jay Ryan Boards Drama 'Mary Kills People'
Former 'Rookie Blue' showrunner Tassie Cameron also has added Richard Short, Lyriq Bent, Charlotte Sullivan and Greg Bryn to the cast.
Former Rookie Blue boss Tassie Cameron has added Beauty and the Beast star Jay Ryan and Richard Short (Vinyl) to the assisted-suicide drama Mary Kills People.
Ryan will play Joel, a terminally ill patient who blurs the lines of a doctor-patient relationship, while Short fills the role of Des, a trusted partner in crime to Dr. Mary Harris (Caroline Dhavernas), an ER doctor who helps terminally ill patients die on their own terms.
Cameron, who was showrunner on Rookie Blue for Global and ABC, will executive produce the series from creator/writer Tara Armstrong.
The ensemble cast also includes Rookie Blue alum Lyriq Bent, Charlotte Sullivan and Abigail Winters and Greg Bryn. The six-part drama has started shooting in Toronto and will debut on Global Television in Canada in early 2017.
Mary Kills People is being produced by eOne and Cameron Pictures, in association with Shaw Media. eOne is handling international distribution for the series.