Super Channel has acquired four projects produced by Winnipeg-based Farpoint Films, including the documentary series My Misdiagnosis (26 x 48 minutes; pictured).
The medical mystery documentary is set to debut on Super Channel Fuse on June 2 at 8 p.m., and on Super Channel On Demand the following day.
Filmed primarily in Manitoba, the show sees patients and survivors recount how an incorrect diagnosis from a medical professional nearly cost them their lives.
In addition to My Misdiagnosis, Super Channel also picked up Disaster Déjà vu (13 x 48 minutes), a doc series about the impact of major disasters on cities; The Day My Job Tried To Kill Me (13 x 44 minutes), which goes behind the scenes of some of the world’s most infamous workplace disasters; and true-crime series Heartland Homicide (26 x 44 minutes), which examines the events behind high-profile homicides through interviews with reporters, police, victims and their families.
Super Channel said these projects will premiere in late 2021 and 2022 but has not yet set launch dates.
Earlier in the week, Super Channel revealed it had picked up the Canadian rights to the unscripted series Bulloch Family Ranch (Peace Point Productions). The series, distributed by Boat Rocker Studios, follows the everyday lives of Julie and Rusty Bulloch, a fun-loving working-class couple juggling multiple jobs to make ends meet.
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