CBC tests APTN gem Blackstone in late night slot

Blackstone-castAre you watching Blackstone on CBC this week? The APTN drama, from creator/showrunner Ron E. Scott, is getting a summer window on CBC. Season One and Two episodes will run through July 7. It’s a gritty, unblinking series set in a fictional Aboriginal community, with director Scott mining gold in first time performances from many of the juveniles in those first season episodes.

“It’s been a long time coming,” says Scott. He began talking to CBC about a second window on Blackstone way back during Season Two. That’s when CBC also had the specialty channel Bold. Things stalled when that channel got flipped.

There’s a new regime at CBC and they’re trying to be bold. Due to the raw content, the public broadcaster has chosen to run it in late night, at 11:30 p.m., Mondays through Fridays. If you haven’t already seen it on APTN, check out one of Canada’s hidden gems during this CBC run. It’s also now up on iTunes for the first time ever.

Scott has already wrapped production on Season Five in Alberta. Look for those new episodes in the fall on APTN.

Follow this link to a feature I wrote for The Canadian Press about Blackstone on CBC.

One Response to “CBC tests APTN gem Blackstone in late night slot”

  1. I love this show! I just wish I’d found it when it first started airing; I need to start from the beginning. I am watching it on APTN, and not happy about the very late viewing time on CBC.

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