CBC today announced a second season of the time-bending original drama series Plan B (6 x 60′) from KOTV. An adaptation of the popular French-language drama series of the same name (now in its fourth season for Radio-Canada), season 2 will focus on a completely new story, starring Vinessa Antoine (Diggstown, Interrogation), Vincent Leclerc (lxe-13, The Revenant), Sarah Booth (Three Pines, Heartland).
The new season follows Mia Coleman (Antoine), a Montreal police officer. Mia is approaching her fortieth birthday and grieving the end of her relationship with her ex, and her ex’s son, whom she embraced as her own. At work, the constant injustice she faces gnaws at her own sense of purpose. Mia’s already tumultuous life is turned upside-down when a seemingly routine intervention in a family crisis involving Paul (Leclerc) and Keri Whitman (Booth) results in the worst imaginable outcome. What if Mia and her partner Tyler (Patrick Emmanuel Abellard) had the evidence that would have prevented the lifealtering event? Through Plan B, a strange agency that can take her back in time, Mia will stop at nothing to prevent a family tragedy, and embarks on a journey during which she also delves deep into her own psyche, confronting buried emotions and an unresolved past. Could Mia’s chosen path be a desperate but subconscious attempt to heal her own wounds? season 2 of Plan B explores the mind of a woman who, in her efforts to change a family’s destiny, discovers her own.
A CBC original production, Plan B is produced by Quebec-based production company KOTV, with international distribution by Red Arrow Studios International. Jean-François Asselin, who co-created the original French-language series, directs and also co-writes, with Celeste Parr, this English adaptation. Asselin also serves as showrunner and Executive Producer, alongside Louis Morissette. For KOTV, Louis-Philippe Drolet, Celeste Parr, Mélanie Viau and Jacques Drolet are executive producers, with Aisling “Ash” Chin-Yee as creative and executive producer. For CBC, Sally Catto is general manager, entertainment, factual & sports; Trish Williams is executive director, scripted content; Sarah Adams is director of current production, drama; and Nicola Makoway is executive in charge of production.
The French series is enjoying great success on the international market. Adapted and broadcast by TF1 in France in May 2021, the made-for-France adaptation of the series starring Julie De Bona rose to the top of the charts. In Flemish Belgium, the adaptation broadcast in March 2021 was also a great success. Additionally, season 2 won best Scripted format at the 2020 C21 International Format Awards. Pier-Luc Funk (Genesis, Matthias & Maxime) stars in season 4 of the original Quebecois version of the series. This new season is available in the Vero.tv section of ICI Tou.tv