When the outstanding WWII series Bomb Girls was canceled after just 2 seasons many of the shows devoted fans felt, well…deserted. But fans needn't worry! Add an ‘s’ and throw a cherry on top, Bomb Girls - The Movie is actually happening. According to executive producer Adrienne Mitchell, the original cast is returning in all its glory to the factory at this very moment.
When Girls got the ax last year, Mitchell and the shows producers promised a movie “to conclude the rich storylines and the amazing journeys of these beloved characters,” a consolation many thought wasn’t actually going to happen. In a surprising announcement today, however, the shows producers have indeed come good on their word releasing both a statement and Twitter photo assuring the skeptics that production has finally begun.
Global’s October 30 Press Release:
Bomb Girls -The Movie takes viewers back to Spring 1943, as the Battle for the Atlantic rages and an Axis victory seems inevitable. German U-boats patrol the ocean picking off ships, destroying much needed supplies and inflicting heavy casualties. The one hope the Allies have – production of newly developed sonar equipment – is moved to Victory Munitions when the British factories are bombed. Then, in the darkest hour of the war, a new and disturbing menace appears – a saboteur among the factory workers.
Bomb Girl Gladys Witham (Balfour), a fiery young woman from privilege, is covertly recruited by Allied Intelligence to find the traitor on the new line. But she must spy on her best friends, coworkers and fellow agents, calling into question everyone and everything she has come to trust.
“The original cast is excited to be reunited and continue this amazing story of the bomb girls and their fierce commitment to the war effort and each other,” says executive producer Adrienne Mitchell.
"Although set in the 1940s, this portrait of ultimate grace under extraordinary pressure resonates today," notes executive producer Janis Lundman.
Bomb Girls - The Movie will feature the the original cast with Canadian Screen Award-winning actress Meg Tilly (as Lorna Corbett), Jodi Balfour (as Gladys Witham), Charlotte Hegele (as Kate Andrews), Ali Liebert (as lesbian character Betty McRae), Antonio Cupo (as Marco Moretti), Anastasia Phillips (as Vera Burr), Michael Seater (as Ivan Buchinsky), and Peter Outerbridge (as Bob Corbett) all reprising their roles.