New Trailer for Crave Original Series NEW EDEN, Dropping New Year’s Day
— November 29, 2019
– Created by and starring Kayla Lorette and Evany Rosen, two of Canada’s hottest comedic voices, all eight episodes of darkly funny “true crime” comedy launch January 1 on Crave –
Tags: @CraveCanada, @Crave_PR, @truenewedenTORONTO (November 29, 2019) – The official trailer for Crave’s newest Original Series, the new true crime send-up NEW EDEN, was released today. Hailing from the brilliant comedic minds of its creators, showrunners, and stars Kayla Lorette (KIM’S CONVENIENCE, SPACE RIDERS) and Evany Rosen (PICNICFACE, BARONESS VON SKETCH SHOW), the eight-part, half-hour series drops on Crave on New Year’s Day.
Spanning the 70s, 80s, and 90s, NEW EDEN is a hilariously complex, true crime parody that begins in 1977 near Halworth B.C. when Katherine Wryfield (Lorette) and Grace Lee (Rosen) attempt to start a large-scale feminist utopia, “New Eden.” While intentions for this would-be utopia are noble, in the inexperienced hands of Lee and Wryfield, the community quickly devolves into drug addled, alien-goddess worshipping chaos…and murder. Definitely some murder. The trailer for Crave’s NEW EDEN is available HERE.
In addition to Rosen and Lorette, the series stars Leah Doz as former New Eden member “Max Solomin”; Caitlin Howden as former New Eden member “Dr. Sharon Birnbaum”; Ronnie Rowe Jr. as “Wyatt Hudley”, a former editor in chief of the Vancouver Post; Tony Nappo as “Hank Neston,” a former BC provincial police staff sergeant; Melody Johnson as “Elizabeth Mill,” Katherine and Grace’s former attorney; and Ted Atherton as BC crown prosecutor “Josiah Noseworthy.”
The Deep Dive
In 1981, New Eden was raided after Grace and Katherine rushed an underage girl to the hospital with a drug overdose. In addition to the wild narcotic substances found on the property, all mixed by Grace, the cops also found something even more disturbing: human remains. Grace and Katherine were arrested, and charged, and their trial would become a media sensation almost as quickly as it would be forgotten upon their conviction. And that’s where our story begins, in 1991, four months before Grace and Katherine are set to be released after serving eight years in federal prison.
By now, Grace and Katherine have gone from being a true crime sensation, to a national joke, to largely forgotten altogether. That’s when two young male documentarians catch wind of the story and convince Katherine and Grace to give their first on camera interview in almost a decade. And with that, Broadcast National Television’s “historic” documentary series, “New Eden: Women Who Sin”, was born.
NEW EDEN is produced by Peacock Alley Entertainment Inc. in partnership with Crave, with the participation of the Canadian Media Fund and the Bell Fund. Carrie Mudd (TRAVELERS, TINY PRETTY THINGS) is Executive Producer. Rosen and Lorette serve as writers and showrunners. Sarah Fowlie is Director, Comedy, Original Programming, Bell Media. Production Executive for Bell Media is Chris Kelley. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Original Programming, Bell Media. Jeff Hersh is Vice-President, Strategy, OTT Distribution & Premium SVOD, Bell Media. Tracey Pearce is President, Distribution and Pay, Bell Media. Mike Cosentino is President, Content and Programming, Bell Media. Randy Lennox is President, Bell Media.
NEW EDEN joins Crave’s growing slate of comedic and factual original series which includes: CANADA’S DRAG RACE; a new six-pack of the smash-hit LETTERKENNY; four all-new Crave Original stand-up specials; the new documentary series WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE; a second season of MUCH STUDIOS PRESENTS: MIKE ON MUCH IN CONVERSATION WITH…; and two new series from Bell Media Studios, CRAVINGS: THE AFTERSHOW (working title), featuring Elaine “Lainey” Lui as she dishes on some of Crave’s most buzz-worthy programming with help from a rotating list of guests, and HEALTHY IS…, showcasing a variety of healthy living tips from Chloe Wilde’s highly successful website, Healthy is Hot.
About Crave Delivering more Emmy® Award-winning programming than any other service, Crave is Canada’s prestige entertainment offering, with HBO, SHOWTIME®, Starz, Hollywood-hit movies, a superior collection of kid’s movies and programs, and thousands of hours of acclaimed television series, specials, factual programming, and originals that can’t be found anywhere else. Crave is the exclusive home of HBO in Canada, delivering HBO’s current slate of signature dramatic and comedic programs, documentaries, films, and live specials, as well as titles from HBO’s extensive off-air library. Crave is also home to current SHOWTIME series and specials, and past SHOWTIME hits. Crave Original hit series include LETTERKENNY; candid interview series MUCH STUDIOS PRESENTS: MIKE ON MUCH IN CONVERSATION WITH…; upcoming darkly funny “true crime” comedy NEW EDEN; apocalyptic new original comedic documentary series WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE; Crave Original stand-up series, and animated series LITTLEKENNY. Crave is available directly to all Canadians with access to the Internet at Crave.ca, via iOS and Android, and other platforms. It’s also available through participating television providers across six 24-hour High Definition linear and on demand channels. Crave is from Bell Media, Canada’s leading content company, providing Canada’s most-watched and most-acclaimed television programming on network, specialty, pay and digital platforms. Visit our website at Crave.ca.
About Peacock Alley Entertainment Peacock Alley Entertainment produces ground-breaking, award-winning film, television and digital content for broadcast and streaming partners around the globe. From inception to execution across both scripted and factual slates – the focus is storytelling and innovation. Recent productions include the true crime comedy New Eden (Crave), sci fi-drama Travelers starring Eric McCormack (Netflix), young-adult drama Tiny Pretty Things (Netflix), blue chip science series Jensplaining (CBC) and A User’s Guide to Cheating Death (Netflix), the celebrated tribute concert Tower of Song: Leonard Cohen (CBC), 50 Ways to Kill Your Mum (Vision TV), The Parent Trip (BYUtv), Taste Testers (Food Network), Unusually Thicke (Pop), Brave New Girls (E!), Illusions of Grandeur (OLN) and Money Moron (Slice). Accolades for Peacock Alley Entertainment include RealScreen’s Global 100 Celebrating Innovation (2019), RealScreen’s Award for Best Non-Fiction: Science & Technology (A User’s Guide to Cheating Death – 2019), the Rockie Awards Rogers Grand Jury Prize for Excellence (Travelers – 2018) and the Rockie Awards Best Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Action Series (Travelers – 2018).