SCI FI GREENLIGHTS 'PAINKILLER JANE'
Original Series From Insight Film Studios Premieres January 2007
Syndication Window Follows in the Fall
PASADENA, Calif. -� July 13, 2006 �- SCI FI has greenlit production on Painkiller Jane, a female superhero actioner from Vancouver's Insight Film Studios and Kickstart Comics. Production on 22 one-hour episodes will begin next month at Insight Film Studios in Vancouver. The series will premiere on SCI FI starting in January 2007, followed by a domestic broadcast weekly syndication window in Fall 2007. Cast has not yet been finalized.
Based on the eponymous comic book created by Jimmy Palmiotti and Joe Quesada, Painkiller Jane is the story of Jane Vasko, a young researcher trying to make a difference as the world faces its greatest drug addiction epidemic. When Jane catches wind of a budding conspiracy, and a secret research program within her corporation, she turns DEA informant. Thus threatening to expose corruption within one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, Jane becomes a target. However, she is accidentally exposed to an experimental "cure" that renders her impervious to sickness and injury � but not pain. Unfortunately for Jane, these powers come at a price: she has less than a month left to live before the cure's unstable nature overtakes her. Jane continues to develop new abilities. After each injury, she heals stronger than she had been. But the pain remains and intensifies as she races to turn the tables on her pursuers, and save her own life.
Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Insight Film Studios is Canada's largest independent production company. The company's award winning team of 70 full-time and 150 part-time associates produces a diverse production resume including feature films, dramatic television series, made-for-TV movies, as well as, documentary and lifestyle television. For further information on Insight Film Studios please visit www.insightfilm.com
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