CTV has partnered up with Netflix to become the exclusive streaming partner of the upcoming SCTV comedy special, which will look at the legacy of the iconic Canadian series.
Directed by Martin Scorsese, the reunion will see the return of the cast of the original sketch comedy series, including Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Catherine O'Hara, Martin Short, Dave Thomas, and, it was confirmed today, also Rick Moranis.
Under the partnership, Netflix will premiere the title globally in all territories when it debuts in 2019, with the exception of Canada, where it will premiere exclusively on CTV. Following CTV's airing, the SCTV comedy special will be available exclusively on Netflix in Canada and worldwide.
This Sunday, May 13, the original SCTV cast members will gather in front of a live audience at Toronto's Elgin Theatre. Dubbed "An Afternoon With SCTV", the taping features Jimmy Kimmel moderating a panel conversation, as the comedic actors recount their various experiences about the making of the influential and legendary series.
"SCTV is a Canadian television classic that catapulted the careers of some of the biggest names known in comedy," says Randy Lennox, President, Bell Media. "We are honoured to partner with Netflix as the official Canadian broadcaster of the comedy special, and look forward to Scorsese's genius homage to a show that has such enduring legacy."
"It's been a two-year, rumble-tumble journey to get us to this incredible live event," adds Andrew Alexander, CEO and Executive Producer, The Second City. "Randy Lennox has been a passionate supporter from day one, and it's thrilling that Netflix and Bell Media have come together to help us memorialize this historic moment in television history."
(L-r): Andrea Martin, Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Martin Scorcese, Dave Thomas, Martin Short, and Joe Flaherty. (Rick Moranis not pictured).