ITV has closed a deal with Muse Entertainment and Back Alley Films to acquire the exclusive first run UK broadcast rights to the six episode first season of Canadian period-drama series Bomb Girls for its ITV3 channel. The show, which is currently in production on its second season, is set to premiere in 2013.
Created by Michael MacLennan & Adrienne Mitchell and produced by Muse Entertainment, Bomb Girls takes place during World War II and captures a period when society was experiencing fundamental changes in the workplace and at home. At the heart of Bomb Girls are the stories of women who risk their lives in a munitions factory in support of the European front. Liberated from social and cultural restrictions, they embraced their newfound freedom, changing their lives—and the world around them—forever. The drama series stars Meg Tilly (Agnes of God), Jodi Balfour (The Sinking of Laconia), Sebastian Pigott (Being Erica) and multiple Gemini Award-nominee Peter Outerbridge (Nikita).