‘Fakes’: Emilija Baranac, Richard Harmon & Jennifer Tong Lead YA Comedy Series For Netflix & CBC Gem; ‘Emily In Paris’ & ‘Warrior Nun’ Execs Aboard
EXCLUSIVE: Emilija Baranac (Riverdale), Richard Harmon (The 100) and Jennifer Tong (DC’s Legends of Tomorrow) have been set to star in YA comedy series Fakes, which is underway in Vancouver for Netflix and CBC Gem. The 10-episode, half-hour series, created by David Turko (Warrior Nun), is the story of two teenage best friends who accidentally build one of the largest fake ID empires in North America. CBC has first–window rights in Canada, while Netflix has second window in Canada and first in the rest of the world. 2020-21 Netflix Pilots & Series Orders Turko is serving as showrunner, and joining him on the project is Tabia Lau, a three-time Toronto Fringe Festival Patron’s Pick Award winner. Reality Distortion Field’s Simon Barry (Warrior Nun) and Stephen Hegyes (Warrior Nun) are producers and executive producers. Lilly Burns and Tony Hernandez of Emily In Paris and The Conners production outfit Jax Media also serve as executive producers. The pilot will be directed by Toronto-based director Jasmin Mozaffari (Firecrackers). It will shoot on location in Vancouver through to December. Jax is best known for series including Emily in Paris, The Conners, Russian Doll and Search Party. Vancouver-based Reality Distortion Field, co-founded by Barry and Hegyes, is in production on Season 2 of Warrior Nun.