Bell Media Orders 13 Additional Episodes of ‘The L.A. Complex’
Toronto, ON (March 28, 2012) – Bell Media confirmed today the order of an additional 13 episodes of its compelling original series, “The L.A. Complex.” Production begins in Toronto and Los Angeles in mid-April. Produced by Emmy®-nominated Epitome Pictures (‘Degrassi’) and executive produced, written, and directed by Martin Gero (HBO’s ‘Bored to Death,’ Young People F*cking), “The L.A. Complex” is a no-holds-barred, character-driven relationship drama that follows the exploits of young hopefuls in search of stardom in Hollywood. Slated to premiere on MuchMusic this July, new episodes will feature new characters and storylines. U.S. broadcaster The CW, which picked up the existing six episodes in January, premieres “The L.A. Complex,” April 24.
“Bell Media is thrilled to extend our partnership with Epitome Pictures on ‘The L.A. Complex,’” said Phil King, President, CTV Programming and Sports. “Martin Gero’s authentic characters and storylines make this series relevant to viewers on both sides of the border and around the world. This additional order will allow ‘The L.A. Complex’ to realize its full potential.”
"The team here is very excited about jumping back into this lush and provocative world to push the envelope even further and see where these characters can go,” said Executive Producer Martin Gero.
“Bell Media believed in this project from the very beginning and always knew what broadcasters around the world are now getting excited about, that an authentic series about young adults struggling to follow their dreams can resonate with audiences and critics alike,” said Executive Producer Stephen Stohn. “We can’t wait to create more episodes.”
“The L.A. Complex” is executive produced by Linda Schuyler and Stephen Stohn of Epitome Pictures (‘Degrassi,’ ‘Instant Star’) and Martin Gero. Directors are Martin Gero and Stefan Brogren. Writers for the additional episodes include Martin Gero, Brendon Gall, Karen Hill, Carl Binder, and Vera Santamaria. For Bell Media, Neil Staite is Vice-President and General Manager, Music and Entertainment; Catherine MacLeod is Vice-President, Specialty Channels; Rick Brace is President, Specialty Channels and CTV Production; Trish Williams is Production Executive; Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Independent Production; and Phil King is President, CTV Programming and Sports.