ReelzChannel has secured the US rights to the two-hour Bomb Girls wrap up TV movie Bomb Girls: Facing The Enemy. The 2 hour film, which debuts in Canada on Global this week, will premiere on Reelz on Memorial Day, Monday May 26th, at 9/8c.
Bomb Girls: Facing The Enemy transports viewers to a dark hour in the Battle for the Atlantic. Under constant pressure to turn out more bombs, as well as work on a new secret sonar line, the women of Victory Munitions band together in a tight bond of support and friendship. But when a disturbing menace appears in the form of a saboteur among the factory workers, Gladys Witham, a fiery young woman from privilege, is covertly recruited by Allied Intelligence to find the traitor, forcing her to spy on her best friends, co-workers and fellow agents and call into question everyone and everything she trusts. The two-hour TV movie stars Meg Tilly, Charlotte Hegele, Ali Liebert, Anastasia Phillips, Antonio Cupo, Peter Outerbridge, Michael Seater, Jamie Elman, Catherine Berube and Jodi Balfour.
The two-hour TV movie is designed to wrap up the lingering storylines from Bomb Girls and was initially announced back in April 2013 when Canadian network Global, who originally commissioned the WWII set drama, cancelled the weekly series after airing two seasons (19 episodes) of Bomb Girls. Reelz’s deal for the two-hour TV movie comes after the cable network started its push into scripted original programming with a number of Canadian acquisitions, including King and Bomb Girls, with the Albuquerque based net having previously broadcast both seasons of the series.
“We are excited to share such an important story with our viewers this Memorial Day,” said Stan E. Hubbard, CEO of Reelz. “With its magnificent cast, compelling characters and superb production, Bomb Girls: Facing the Enemy is the perfect way to honor our veterans and has appeal that spans generations.”
While Executive Producer Michael Prupas added: “This special movie brings our beloved Bomb Girls face to face with the very real danger of home grown sabotage as the Battle of the Atlantic rages and the fate of democracy hangs in the balance. Meeting the challenge posed by domestic enemies brings the war home in a way that audiences are sure to love.”