Canadian history is littered with notable events, but none quite as sticky as the legendary maple syrup heist of 2011. In fact, it was SO significant that several big production companies (including Jamie Lee Curtis’s Comet Pictures) will be working together on a new Amazon Original series aptly named The Sticky – a story of deceit, breakfast food, and devastation.
Based on the very real crime that saw $18 million of Quebec’s national maple syrup reserves stolen, the upcoming comedy will be filmed entirely in Montreal next fall.
“The Sticky is a unique story that can only be set in Quebec and a crime caper that we think audiences around the world will enjoy,” said producer Chris McCumber, president of Blumhouse Television in a press release.
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“Not only did it make total sense to partner with Amazon Studios’ development team in Canada, but Canada has some of the best talent working in front of and behind the camera.”
Though it doesn’t have a premiere date quite yet, the platform confirmed that the show will follow Ruth Clarke, a tough, competent middle-aged Canadian maple syrup farmer who’s down on her luck, but changes her fate when she teams up with a low-level mobster.
“Comet Pictures is proud to be producing The Sticky with Blumhouse, Amazon Prime Video, and our partners,’ said producers Jamie Lee Curtis and Russell Goldman.
“When we read Ed and Brian’s pilot, not only was the story so strange and delightful, the whole genesis of their series came from an older woman whose life is being ruined by bureaucratic men and her deciding to finally stop taking their s**t. It’s the beginning of a crime story that will make for funny and riveting television.”
And we can’t wait to see this.