July 19th, 2009

Tune in Sunday July 19 at 8pm on CBC for the highly anticipated Canadian broadcast premier of the mini-series THE SUMMIT.

As massive preparations for the G8 Summit are underway, Canadian Prime Minister and Summit host Adderly (Bruce Greenwood) and U.S. President Aimes (Christopher Plummer) must race against time to prevent an outbreak that will threaten the future of the western world. The mini-series also stars James Purefoy, Wendy Crewson, Rachelle Lefevre, Mia Maestro, Stephen McHattie, and Lisa Ray.

Part 2 of the mini-series will air on CBC on Sunday July 26, 2010 at 8pm.

Written by John Krizan and directed by Nick Copus, THE SUMMIT is a Media Headquarters and Shaftesbury Production produced in association with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Canwest Global and Power Corporation with the participation of The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund, the COGECO Program Development Fund and the Nickel Basin Federal Development Corporation, and with the assistance of the Canadian Film or Video Production Credit and the Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit.