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CBC Announces new miniseries adapted from Lisa Moore’s Caught

Last week CBC announced a list of 5 new original programs for its 2016-2017 lineup, including a miniseries adapted from Caught by Lisa Moore, proudly published by House of Anansi. To say the very least, we are ecstatic and could not wait to share the news!

Sally Catto, general manager of programming at CBC Television says:

“We have taken creative risks to develop a slate of distinctive original programming that recognizes the CBC’s unique role as Canada’s public broadcaster. We’re delighted to announce the addition of new Canadian stories to our already vibrant offering of original programming.”

The dramatic miniseries is slated for the Winter of 2017, and stars Allan Hawco as David Slaney. The 6 hour-long episodes will involve the same “riveting tale of bravado and betrayal”, as described by the CBC Media Center.

Congrats to Lisa Moore and all those working on this new project!

Caught by Lisa MooreNow available in paperback, internationally acclaimed author Lisa Moore offers us a remarkable novel about a man who escapes from prison to embark upon one of the most ambitious pot-smuggling adventures ever attempted.

It’s June, 1978, and David Slaney can be sure of only one thing. He can’t get caught; not this time. He’s escaped from prison and has got to make good on the heist that went wrong, win back the woman he loves, and make a big enough profit to buy himself a new life. First, though, he must get himself across a vast country full of watchful eyes, booby traps, and friends who might be foes.

Here are bravado and betrayal, bad weather and worse seas, love, lust, undercover agents, the collusion of governments, innocence and the loss thereof, and many, many bales of marijuana. Here, too, is the seeming invincibility of youth and all the folly that it allows.

Caught is exuberant, relentlessly suspenseful, and utterly unique — an adventure novel the way only Lisa Moore could write it.

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