The upcoming psychological thriller Slasher now has official premiere dates for both the US and Canada. The series will be premiering Friday, March 9 at 9 p.m. with a double-episode on Chiller in the US and on Friday, April 1 at 9 p.m. on Super Channel in Canada. The eight-episode series, written and created by Aaron Martin (Killjoys, Being Erica) and directed by Craig David Wallace (Todd and the Book of Pure Evil), is Chiller’s first-ever original and is developed and produced by Shaftesbury.
Katie McGrath (Jurassic World, Dracula, Merlin) stars as Sarah Bennett, a young woman who returns to the small town where she was born, only to find herself the centerpiece in a series of horrifying copycat murders based on the widely known, grisly killings of her parents. As the murders escalate, long-buried secrets are revealed, making everyone around her a suspect…or a victim. Sarah finds herself questioning everything and everyone around her, including her husband, Dylan (Brandon Jay McLaren, Graceland, The Killing), her grandmother Brenda Merritt (Wendy Crewson, Saving Hope, Revenge), family friend Cam Henry (Steve Byers, The Man in the High Castle) and the town’s police chief, Iain Vaughn (Dean McDermott, Ecstasy, CSI).
Additional cast includes Mary Walsh (This Hour Has 22 Minutes), Enuka Okuma (Rookie Blue), Erin Karpluk (Being Erica), Patrick Garrow (Hannibal, Bitten), Christopher Jacot (Rogue), Mayko Nguyen (Killjoys, Rookie Blue), Rob Stewart (Killjoys, Suits), Hannah Endicott-Douglas (Good Witch), Shawn Ahmed (MsLabelled, Paranormal Investigators), Jessica Sipos (Dark Matter, Ascension), Jefferson Brown (Rookie Blue, Being Erica), Mark Ghanimé (Reign, Helix), Dylan Taylor (What Would Sal Do?, Rogue, Covert Affairs), Booth Savage (Mr. D.), Victoria Snow (Cra$h & Burn), Sabrina Grdevich (Skins) and Rainbow Sun Francks (The Listener).
Check out the trailer for the series below:
Slasher will premiere Friday, March 4 at 9 p.m. ET on Chiller in the US and Friday, April 1 at 9 p.m. ET on Super Channel in Canada.
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