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Netflix is adding another action-adventure drama set in Canada’s north.
After the success of the Jason Momoa-starring fur-trading drama Frontier, the streaming giant is partnering with Canadian broadcaster CBC on the family drama Northern Rescue, to star William Baldwin and Kathleen Robertson.
After the death of his wife, Sarah, John West, played by Baldwin, packs up his three children and moves from their hectic urban life to his small northern hometown to take command of the local search-and-rescue service. Once there, the family struggles with their new surroundings, new friends and accepting Sarah’s death.
The children’s aunt (Robertson) helps John and his children heal as she copes with the loss of her sister and her desire to have a family of her own.
The series from Don Carmody Television was created by Mark Bacci, Dwayne Hill and David Cormican and will start shooting in northern Ontario in June. Netflix has had success with two other CBC dramas: Alias Grace and Anne With an E.
Baldwin, who plays Elwood on MacGyver and is set to star in Amazon Studios’ Too Old to Die Young, is repped by Innovative Artists and Stride Management.
Northern Rescue is executive produced by Don Carmody, Cormican, Bradley Walsh, Bacci, Baldwin and Hill.
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