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.