What’s next for Mary Kills People? Global just announced production has begun on the TV show’s third season.
The Canadian drama, which aired its first two seasons on Lifetime in the U.S., centers on Dr. Mary Harris (Caroline Dhavernas), a physician and single mother also operates a mercy-killing business on the side. The cast also includes Jay Ryan and Richard Short.
Season three of Mary Kills People is slated to premiere on Global Television in Canada this spring. However, the third season will not air on Lifetime in the U.S. since the network is shifting its programming focus to original movies.
At the moment, it’s unclear where the third and final season of Mary Kills People will air (if it does) in the U.S. You can read more about season three from Global below:
Toronto, Canada – The conflicting choice between life and death is at the forefront one last time as Global announced today the start of production on the third and final chapter of the critically acclaimed drama Mary Kills People. From Canadian broadcaster and production partner Corus Entertainment, with Entertainment One (eOne) and Cameron Pictures Inc., the provocative event series (6×60) created by Tara Armstrong will film in and around Toronto this winter, with the premiere set for spring 2019 on Global.
“As we begin production on the final instalment in the Mary Kills People saga, we’d like to thank both eOne and Cameron Pictures for their collaboration in bringing this story to life,” said Lisa Godfrey, Vice President of Original Content, Corus Entertainment. “Our appreciation and gratitude extends to the profoundly talented cast, crew, and creative team for helping Global deliver audiences one of our most insightfully thought-provoking dramas.”
Following last season’s shocking finale, that left the fate of Detective Ben Wesley (Jay Ryan) up in the air, Dr. Mary Harris (Caroline Dhavernas), along with her partner Dr. Desmond “Des” Bennett (Richard Short), return to face the complications of running their newly established “death retreat”. New casting this season features Canadian actresses Elizabeth Saunders (Alias Grace, It) as a nurse who complicates Mary’s life, and Rachael Ancheril (Rookie Blue, Wynonna Earp) as a patient at the hospice with the desire to live a little before she dies. Leading the way behind the scenes is the multi-talented powerhouse team including co-showrunners and executive producers Tassie Cameron and Marsha Greene, executive producer Amy Cameron, and directors Norma Bailey, James Genn, and Paul Fox. The series was created by Tara Armstrong.
“From its inception, Mary Kills People has been a creative thrill ride. Working with Cameron Pictures, Global, and the outstanding cast on this series continues to be incredibly rewarding,” said Jocelyn Hamilton, eOne’s President, Canada, Television. “We share in the anticipation with our fans for the culmination of this wholly original bold series. Going into production means we are closer to getting the answers left from the suspenseful Season 2 finale.”
In a joint statement, Amy and Tassie Cameron of Cameron Pictures said, “We are so grateful to our viewers around the world for joining us on this incredible run of Mary Kills People. We are extremely proud of this series and of our amazing cast and crew who work tirelessly to bring this show to life, and we’re excited to deliver a thrilling, surprising, emotional final season.”
In the third and final chapter of Mary Kills People, Dr. Mary Harris must come face-to-face with her own personal choices, ethics, and demons in a way she never has before. The death retreat is up and running, but its cover as a legitimate hospice is crumbling away and with it the idyllic vision Mary and Des had for continuing their work in quiet secrecy. With Mary’s family and the work she loves in jeopardy once more, she realizes she is finally going to have to put life, with all of its complexities and imperfections, first.
Mary Kills People is produced by eOne and Cameron Pictures Inc., in association with Corus Entertainment, and with the financial participation of the Canada Media Fund, the Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit, and the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit. The series is executive produced by Tassie Cameron (Ten Days in The Valley, Rookie Blue), Amy Cameron (The Book of Negroes), Marsha Greene (Ten Days in the Valley, Private Eyes), Jocelyn Hamilton (Private Eyes), Tecca Crosby (Private Eyes), and Caroline Dhavernas (Hannibal). The series was created by Tara Armstrong (Private Eyes). It will be directed by Norma Bailey, James Genn, and Paul Fox. Writers include Tassie Cameron, Marsha Greene, Jane Maggs, Matt Huether, Karen Moore, and Chris Roberts. For Corus, Susan Alexander is Production Executive; Rachel Nelson is Director, Original Content, Drama, Kids and Factual; Lisa Godfrey is Vice President of Original Content, Corus Entertainment.”
What do you think? Have you seen Mary Kills People? Will you watch season three?