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CBC Picks Up 1860s Western 'Strange Empire' to Series

Thanks to Wolf for the heads up.

TORONTO -- The CBC has given a series pickup to a dark 1860s Western, Strange Empire, from Durham County screenwriter Laurie Finstad.

The serialized drama portrays a ruthless individual who butchers most of the men in a Canadian frontier town and then pushes frightened women into replacing prostitutes he lost in a recent cholera epidemic.

Finstad, Timothy Johnson and Jeff Sagansky are executive producing Strange Empire from indie producer Johnson Production Group, in association with Annuit Coeptis Entertainment.