Margo Martindale, Chris Diamantopoulos, and Guillaume Cyr Tap Into a Sweet Heist, as Prime Video Starts Production on The Sticky.
Prime Video announced the start of production on comedy series The Sticky in Quebec. Margo Martindale, Chris Diamantopoulos, and Guillaume Cyr star in the English-language series inspired by the true story dubbed the “Great Canadian Maple Syrup Heist. The story made headlines in 2011 when 70% of the global maple syrup supply – about $18 million (CAD) worth – was stolen.
The series will film in and around Montreal with Canadian directors Michael Dowse (Goon) and Joyce Wong (Wexford Plaza). The Sticky will be available exclusively on Prime Video in 240 countries and territories worldwide in 2024.
What’s It About?
The Sticky follows Ruth Landry (Margo Martindale), a tough, supremely competent maple syrup farmer. She has had it with being hemmed in by the polite, bureaucratic conventions native to her country’s identity. Especially now that that very bureaucracy is threatening to take away everything she loves: Her farm, her comatose husband, and her right to freedom.
With the help of Remy Bouchard (Guillaume Cyr), a mild-mannered security guard, and Mike Byrne (Chris Diamantopoulos), a low-level mobster. Ruth changes her fate – and transforms the future of her community – with the theft of millions of dollars’ worth of maple syrup.
Blumhouse Television, Megamix, Comet Pictures, and Sphere Media produce The Sticky. Creators and executive producers are Brian Donovan and Ed Herro. Jonathan Levine and Gillian Bohrer for Megamix. Jamie Lee Curtis for Comet Pictures. Josée Vallée and Bruno Dubé for Sphere Media, Inc. Jason Blum, Chris McCumber, Jeremy Gold, and Chris Dickie for Blumhouse Television; and Michael Dowse. Lauren Grant serves as co-executive producer. Russell Goldman is an associate producer for Comet Pictures.
Maxime & Alexis Vanasse at MVA represent at Cyr. Dowse is represented in the U.S. by UTA, Fourth Wall Management, and Paul Hastings, and Great North Artists Management in Toronto. CAA represents Wong, Aaron Brown at Avalon Management, and Great North Artists Management in Toronto.
The Sticky is part of Prime Video’s recent investment in Canada. It joins the slate of Canadian Amazon Original series that includes LOL: Qui Rira Le Dernier?, Pendant Ce Temps en Cuisine, Nuit Blanche, Three Pines, The Kids in the Hall, The Lake, LOL: Last One Laughing Canada, All or Nothing: Toronto Maple Leafs, and The Unsolved Murder of Beverly Lynn Smith.
Since 2015, Amazon Studios has commissioned over 25 Amazon Original series and films in Canada. This includes The Man in the High Castle and Upload in British Columbia. The Boys, Reacher, and The Expanse in Ontario. Tales from the Loop in Manitoba.
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