Save Me Returns to GEM
(June 25, 2019 – Toronto) CBC’s streaming service Gem has announced the return of the short anthology series Save Me, created by actor-director Fab Filippo, pictured on the left above as Goldie along Sasha (Emily Hampshire), centre, and Nola (Rebecca Liddiard), right, after happening upon them in a moment of crisis.
Six new 10-minute episodes will premiere on June 27, which happens to be National PTSD Awareness Day. This new season features the returning cast of eclectic paramedics taking viewers deeper into the lives of the first responders as they are forced to come to terms with their job’s effect on their mental health.
This new slate of episodes “continues to spotlight unique characters and plotlines, but we’re starting to peel back the layers,” said Fab Filippo who is Creator, Writer and Director of Save Me. “The series continues to find humour in the unexpected curveballs life throws, but we’re also shedding light on the realities of PTSD and how it affects those on the front lines. We’re thrilled to partner with CBC on the new season, featuring unforgettable appearances from a roster of talented and iconic Canadians who are helping us share these stories.”
These new episodes feature appearances from Andrew Phung (Kim’s Convenience), Emily Hampshire (Schitt’s Creek), Nicholas Campbell (DaVinci’s Inquest, Coroner), Rebecca Liddiard (Frankie Drake Mysteries), Nicola Correia-Damude (Shadowhunters), Scott Thompson (The Kids in the Hall), and acclaimed journalist and news anchor Peter Mansbridge.
“Audiences and critics alike were captivated by the stories of humour and heartbreak featured in the first season of Save Me, making it one of our top CBC Gem originals to date,” said CBC’s General Manager, Programming, Sally Catto. “We’re excited to continue our collaboration with Fab Filippo and the iThentic team, bringing six more binge-worthy episodes of Save Me exclusively to CBC Gem.”
Season One of Save Me was nominated for six Canadian Screen Awards and took home one. The first season also received several international accolades including a nomination for a Webby Award in the category of Comedy: Long Form or Series along with the likes of The Daily Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Save Me is produced by iThentic with the participation of the Bell Fund and the Candian Media Fund (CMF). The series is created, written and directed by Fab Filippo and produced by Lisa Baylin. Jonas Diamond and Fab Filippo serve as executive producers.