ReelzChannel Acquires 'XIII' From Prodigy Pictures and EuropaCorp TV

XIII Screengrab Aisha Taylor - H 2012

XIII Screengrab Aisha Taylor - H 2012

The acquisition of the thriller drama follows the U.S. network debut of the Canadian-made mini-series "The Kennedys."

TORONTO – Canadian indie producer Prodigy Pictures has sold thriller drama XIII to ReelzChannel for a stateside broadcast.

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The network will debut the scripted drama in June 2012 after last year drawing big ratings with the Canadian mini-series The Kennedys from Muse Entertainment.

ReelzChannel’s second scripted drama after True Justice is top-lined by Stuart Townsend as XIII, a former secret agent struggling to discover his true identity and the governmental consipiracy surrounding him.

The Canadian drama also sees Aisha Tyler play a top CIA operator.

XIII was developed and produced by Prodigy Pictures and Luc Besson's French production company EuropaCorp Television (La Femme Nikita).

The executive producer credits are shared by Jay Firestone, Edouard De Vesinne and Thomas Anargyros.

Showrunner and exec producer Gil Grant (24, NCIS: Los Angeles) wrote the pilot episode.