Ceeb to bow series about vid game industry

Gritty JPod, slated for January, delves into the subculture of Vancouver's video game industry.

Douglas Coupland, author of Generation X, Souvenir of Canada and Everything’s Gone Green, is exec-producing the adaptation of his novel JPod with Vancouver’s No Equal Entertainment for CBC.

The 13×60 series delves into the subculture of Vancouver’s video game industry, and is rumored to be based on the experiences of disgruntled staff at Vancouver’s Electronic Arts studio. JPod is shooting until mid-October, directed by Brad Turner (24), Tim Southam (One Dead Indian), Michael MacLennan (a writer on Godiva’s) and Peter DeLuise (Painkiller Jane).

The production is using exteriors in Vancouver’s techie-hipster Yaletown neighborhood and studio space elsewhere. Its ensemble cast includes David W. Kopp (Freddy vs. Jason), Emilie Ullerup (Sanctuary), Steph Song (Dragon Boys) and veteran Canadian actor Alan Thicke. The series is slated to air on CBC in January.

This story first appeared in Playback Daily.