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CBC mini-series adaptation of Lisa Moore’s Caught set for 2017

(photo: Greg Locke)

(photo: Greg Locke)

Details have been confirmed for the TV adaptation of Newfoundland author Lisa Moore‘s 2013 Scotiabank Giller Prize– and Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize–shortlisted novel Caught (House of Anansi Press). The six-part mini-series will debut on CBC in early 2017, starring Republic of Doyle actor Allan Hawco, who is also producing the adaptation through his Take the Shot Productions, in partnership with Entertainment One studio.

Caught tells the story of David Slaney, a young man who tries to outrun his past after escaping from a Nova Scotia prison.

“I am extremely excited about the possibility of having my novel Caught come to life on the screen,” said Moore in a release. “I love the idea of a story having many lives and forms, shapes and sizes. I have a great deal of respect and admiration for Allan Hawco and his company, Take the Shot. They seem to be on fire. I am grateful to Anansi, CBC, eOne and Tecca Crosby, and Take the Shot for making this happen. I am dying to see the characters in Caught become living and breathing people, and these are the gang to do it.”