So, it seems The CW is turning away from juicy teen dramas and headed towards the more wholesome side of storytelling. Last month, The CW announced that it picked up the CTV and Fremantle series Sullivan’s Crossing. This series stars Chad Michael Murray, Morgan Kohan, and Scott Patterson for their fall lineup. Now, The CW Network is partnering with Entertainment One (eOne) to bring another drama series, The Spencer Sisters, to the network.
The Canadian series stars Lea Thompson (Back to the Future) and Stacey Farber (Degrassi) as a mother/daughter duo. In the series, the two join forces in order to start a private detective agency. Thompson plays mystery novelist Victoria Spencer and Farber plays her daughter Darby Spencer. However, the two are mistaken as sisters as they tackle puzzling cases.
While The Spencer Sisters has already aired its first 10-part earlier this year on CTV, the series is set to debut on The CW for their Fall 2023 lineup.
“THE SPENCER SISTERS is a charming new drama series led by the unforgettable Lea Thompson and rising star Stacey Farber. We are thrilled to welcome this dynamic pair to The CW this fall in an entertaining procedural that will appeal to multiple generations of amateur sleuths.”Brad Schwartz, President of Entertainment, The CW Network
Stuart Baxter, President of International Distribution, eOne had this to say about the new partnership for the series.
“We’re delighted to expand upon our long-standing relationship with The CW Network, which has and continues to be a terrific partner and the perfect U.S. home for THE SPENCER SISTERS to U.S. audiences.
LEAH THOMPSON IS EXCITED TO EXPAND THE SPENSER SERIES TO A LARGER AUDIENCE
“It’s beyond fun to be half of THE SPENCER SISTERS. My major focus lately has been directing, but this show was just too delicious to pass up. A lighthearted mother-daughter mystery series with an outrageously delightful character and the chance to work with the luminescent Stacey Farber. Not to mention, it’s exciting to be part of the new reimagined CW.”Lea Thompson.
The series also stars Thomas Antony Olajide (Interview with the Vampire), Edward Ruttle (Good Witch), Husein Madhavji (Saving Hope), Ayesha Mansur Gonsalves (Crisis), Rodrigo Massa (Merry Textmas), Kaitlyn Leeb (Christmas with a Prince), and Adam Hurtig (Cult of Chucky).
The Spencer Sisters is produced by eOne and Buffalo Gal Pictures. The series is created by Alan McCullough (“Private Eyes”, “Rookie Blue”). Executive producing and co-showrunning are McCullough and Jenn Engels (“Sort Of”). Jocelyn Hamilton as well as Tecca Crosby serve as executive producers for eOne. Phyllis Laing and Jennifer Beasley are executive producers for Buffalo Gal Pictures. The deal was brokered by Dan Loewy, EVP, Sales, Americas and ANZ, International Distribution, eOne.