Monday got you feeling a little stabby? Never fear, Shaftesbury has a balm for what ails you with the very welcome news today that a) Slasher will return for a second season and b) they’ve been filming on location in and around Orangeville, Ontario and since February and are almost wrapped.
Slasher 2: Guilty Party stars a mix of Slasher alumni Christopher Jacot, Joanne Vannicola, Jefferson Brown, and Dean McDermott and franchise newbies but familiar faces Leslie Hope (24, NCIS, Suits), Paula Brancati (Being Erica, Degrassi: The Next Generation), Jim Watson (The Strain, Mary Kills People), Ty Olsson (The 100, Supernatural), Lovell Adams-Gray (Lost & Found Music Studios, Dead of Summer), Kaitlyn Leeb (Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments, Heartland), Rebecca Liddiard (Houdini & Doyle, Between), Melinda Shankar (Degrassi: The Next Generation, Filth City), Sebastian Pigott (Rogue, Revenge), Paulino Nunes (Shoot the Messenger, Bitten), Madison Cheeatow (Heartland, Sadie’s Last Days on Earth), and Simu Liu (Kim’s Convenience, Taken).
Season 2 showrunner Aaron Martin, who created the series and wrote the entire first season — winning a shiny new 2017 Writers Guild of Canada Showrunner Award last month in the process — had this to say:
“There’s a famous William Faulkner quote, ‘The past is never dead. It’s not even past.’ That’s the core theme of Season 2 of Slasher. It’s not about sin, the Executioner’s preoccupation; this season, it’s about those deep, dark secrets that we all have, that we wish we could just forget, but that stay with us our entire lives. For our unlucky victims, those secrets will be their death sentences, as they are hunted down and killed horribly, while stranded out in the middle of nowhere.”
Here’s what to expect: Brought together by a horrific secret they’ve long kept buried, a group of former friends must return in the dead of winter to the now-closed summer camp they worked at five years before. Deep in the snow-covered wilderness, the rundown camp has now become a private and isolated “intentional community” cut-off from civilization by weather, wilderness, and choice. The group’s secretive reason to return causes tension and tempers to flare.
Before long, they find themselves gruesomely targeted by someone — or something — out for horrific revenge. The location’s isolation starts to wear on relationships and expose surprising secrets, and as the winter weather worsens, so does the killer’s grisly spree. As blood and secrets spill across the vast and snowy wild surrounding the camp, the mismatched group must try to escape not just the killer’s retribution, but also survive the deadly elements
Slasher 2: Guilty Party is developed and produced by Shaftesbury, with the participation of TVA/AddikTV and the COGECO Program Development Fund. Christina Jennings and Scott Garvie are executive producers for Shaftesbury. Saralo MacGregor and Jonathan Ford are executive producers for Content Media. Jay Bennett is producer. Content Media is the global distributor of the series.
Y’all know we’re big fans of Slasher‘s season, and we’re not alone. It was nominated for five Canadian Screen Awards, with Wendy Crewson taking home a well-deserved statue. The series has also picked up new fans around the world via Netflix global distribution.
No word yet on when or where we can see Season 2, but we’ll keep you posted!
Photos Courtesy of Shaftesbury