Global sticking with Painkiller Jane
But SciFi has cancelled the series in the US, and CH/E! is leaving unaired eps on the shelf.
Global is staying the course with Painkiller Jane, planning to air season one of the BC-made action series, despite its cancellation in the US by SciFi Channel and no-confidence vote in Canada by CH/E!. A Global spokesperson says the net plans to air the entire first season of Jane on Saturdays at 9 pm, but the premiere date has yet to be determined.
Budgeted at $1.4 million per episode, Jane premiered to lukewarm reviews April 13 on SciFi and two weeks later on the CH stations, where it aired Thursdays at 10 p.m. (CH relaunches as E! in September.) Based on a popular comic book, Jane stars Kristanna Loken (Terminator 3) as an undercover agent tasked with hunting down genetically enhanced individuals. It was shot in BC and produced by Vancouver’s Insight Film Studios and L.A.’s Kickstart Productions.
Sixteen instalments of Jane‘s 22-ep first season have aired so far on SciFi, with the series finale slated for Sept. 21. CH/E! has aired 11 episodes, but currently has no plans to air the remainder of Jane‘s first season.
This story first appeared in Playback Daily.