Olympia Dukakis, Brenda Fricker Guest Star in Canadian Pay TV Series

The actresses are back collaborating with writer/director Thom Fitzgerald on "Forgive Me," a 12-episode drama for Super Channel.

VANCOUVER - Olympia Dukakis and Brenda Fricker (My Left Foot) have been added to the Canadian pay TV drama Forgive Me for Super Channel, from writer/director Thom Fitzgerald.

Making guest-starring appearances, Dukakis and Fricker worked with Fitzgerald on his indie movie Cloudburst, and Dukakis earlier appeared in the Canadian directors' AIDS features 3 Needles.

Forgive Me, from Halifax-based Emotion Pictures, marks Fitzgerald’s series TV debut, as the half-hour drama portrays a young priest, played by Mike McLeod, grappling with his own secrets and the weight of a small town's whispered sins heard in the church confessional.

John Dunsworth (Trailer Park Boys) plays the priest’s confidante.

The 12-episode series is shooting in Halifax through spring 2013, and is produced by Doug Pettigrew and Fitzgerald of Emotion Pictures.