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Three projects from comedian Tom Green join Prime Video line-up in Canada

Amazon’s Prime Video service in Canada has unveiled seven new unscripted commissions, including a trio of projects from Canadian-American comedian Tom Green.

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The Canadian service has commissioned unscripted reality series Tom Green Country, which follows Green as he relocates from Hollywood to his new country farm; a comedy special; and a documentary about the comedian’s influence on TV, film, comedy and internet culture. The latter two have yet to be titled.

All three projects are produced by Tom Green Productions Canada, with Boat Rocker-backed US prodco Matador Content also producing the latter project.

Elsewhere, the streamer ordered adventure series Hard North, produced by Blue Ant Studios in association with Prime Video, National Geographic and APTN.

Created by showrunner Paul Kilback, the series follows a group of young Canadians as they embark on a mission to build a life in the vast and unforgiving Canadian wilderness. Executive producers are Matt Hornburg, Mark Bishop, Donna Luke and Tara Elwood, with Blue Ant Studios handling worldwide distribution.

Amazon also handed commissions to a pair of true-crime projects. The first, In Cold Water: The Shelter Bay Mystery, examines the death of schoolteacher Laura Letts-Beckett in a mysterious drowning death in the wilderness in British Columbia. It is produced by C3 Media and AJP Productions in coproduction with executive producers Pablo Salzman, Michael Kronish, Suze Hannagan, Thomas Robins, Kim Roberts and Benjamin Duffield. Trish Neufeld is directing.

The second docuseries is currently untitled and comes from Fifth Season-backed Blink49 Studios.

While details about the project are scant, the project follows a “shocking story affecting women across Canada’s largest metropolis, Toronto,” said Amazon. It is directed by Henry Roosevelt (Take Care of Maya) and executive produced by Toby Dormer, Allison Brough and producer Allyson Luchak (The Staircase).

Prime Video also handed a green light to 50k First Dates, an unscripted docuseries about a 32-year-old woman who mysteriously lost the last 15 years of her memory, including recollections of her fiancé. Toronto-based production company Peacock Alley Entertainment is producing the show, with Carrie Mudd and Brent Hodge serving as executive producers.

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