Watch TV shows from NSI alumni on Netflix

Burden of Truth on Netflix

Above: Burden of Truth

Continuing our series on alumni projects available on streaming platforms, today we turn to Netflix. We scoured their catalog to find a range of TV series titles across a number of genres.

For a recap of the series, see below.

Got a favourite Netflix snack? Sweet or savoury, or a combo of both? Time to fill up the bowl and pour yourself a glass – lots to choose from on Netflix, thanks to our talented alumni. 😊

TV series – drama

Anne with an “E” | Seasons 1 to 3 | 2017 | 44 mins

Director Norma Bailey (NSI Totally Television, NSI DramaLab)

A plucky orphan whose passions run deep finds an unlikely home with a spinster and her soft-spoken bachelor brother. Based on Anne of Green Gables.

Burden of Truth | Seasons 1 + 2 | 2018 | 44 mins

Executive producer Kyle Irving (NSI Global Marketing), co-executive producer Lisa Meeches (NSI Storytellers), directors Michelle Latimer, Jordan Canning (both NSI Drama Prize)

A corporate attorney returns to her hometown for a case involving high school girls falling mysteriously ill, but it leads her down a different path.

Degrassi Next Class | Seasons 1 to 4 | 2016 | 24 mins

Executive Producer Sarah Glinski, story editor Alejandro Alcoba (both NSI Totally Television)

Degrassi’s next generation of high-tech newbies and returning students navigates real-world high school drama. If you’re a teen, this is your life.

Frontier | Seasons 1 to 3 | 2016 | 46 mins

Writer Lisa Rose Snow (NSI Drama Prize)

In 18th-century North America, ruthless trappers and entrepreneurs fight to wrest control of the fur trade from the mighty Hudson’s Bay Company.

Ghost Wars | Season 1 | 2017 | 43 mins

Writers Karen Lam (NSI Drama Prize, NSI Totally Television), Sonja Bennett (TELUS STORYHIVE)

Local outcast Roman Mercer must harness his repressed psychic powers to save his remote Alaskan town from paranormal forces.

Heartland | Seasons 1 to 13 | 2007 | 45 mins

Executive producer Tom Cox (NSI DramaLab)

Spunky teenager Amy is reeling from the sudden death of her mother when she and her grandfather are threatened with the loss of their horse ranch.

Intelligence | Seasons 1 + 2 | 2006 | 45 mins

Executive producer Laura Lightbown (NSI Global Marketing)

Clashes both on the street and in the bedroom pits the female head of the Organized Crime Unit against the cocky leader of a pot-smuggling ring.

Murdoch Mysteries | Seasons 1 to 12 | 2008 | 44 mins

Writer/co-executive producer Simon McNabb (NSI Totally Television)

In Victorian-era Toronto, Inspector William Murdoch uses unconventional scientific methods to crack complex, high-profile murder cases.

The Order | Seasons 1 + 2 | 2019 | 48 mins

Writer/co-producer Jason Filiatrault (NSI Script to Screen)

Out to avenge his mother’s death, a college student pledges a secret order and lands in a war between werewolves and practitioners of dark magic.

Van Helsing | Seasons 1 to 4 | 2016 | 43 mins

Writer Karen Lam (NSI Drama Prize, NSI Totally Television)

After three years in a coma, Vanessa awakens to a world ravaged by vampires. Now, she and a motley band of fellow survivors fight to stay alive.

Wynonna Earp | Seasons 1 + 2 | 2016 | 42 mins

Executive producer Tom Cox (NSI DramaLab)

The outcast descendant of lawman Wyatt Earp teams up with an immortal Doc Holliday to rid the world of demonic revenants from the Wild West.

TV series – comedy

Kim’s Convenience | Seasons 1 to 3 | 2016 | 22 mins

Writer Sonja Bennett (TELUS STORYHIVE)

While running a convenience store in Toronto, members of a Korean-Canadian family deal with customers, each other and the evolving world around them.

Schitt’s Creek | Seasons 1 to 5 | 2015 | 22 mins

Director Jordan Canning (NSI Drama Prize)

Suddenly broke, the formerly filthy-rich Rose family is reduced to living in a ramshackle motel in a town they once bought as a joke: Schitt’s Creek.

TV series – animation

Carmen Sandiego | Seasons 1 + 2 | 2019 | 24 mins

Executive Producer Kirsten Newlands (NSI Totally Television)

A master thief who uses her skills for good, Carmen Sandiego travels the world foiling V.I.L.E.’s evil plans — with help from her savvy sidekicks.

Chip and Potato | Seasons 1 + 2 | 2019 | 22 mins

Executive Producer Kirsten Newlands (NSI Totally Television)

Lovable pug Chip starts kindergarten, makes new friends and tries new things — with a little help from Potato, her secret mouse pal.

Total Drama | Seasons 1 + 2 | 2007 | 22 mins

Creator/writer/executive producer Tom McGillis (NSI Global Marketing)

Heartwarming moments are interspersed with backstabbing, scheming, sabotage and broken alliances in this animated spoof of reality show competitions.

TV series – documentary

Real Detective | Seasons 1 + 2 | 2016 | 43 mins

Writer Thomas Michael (NSI Script to Screen)

This series blends documentary style with dramatic re-creations as actors portraying real detectives recall the cases that will haunt them forever.

Rust Valley Restorers | Season 1 | 2019 | 44 mins

Writer/executive producer Robert Hardy (NSI Totally Television), executive producer Trevor Hodgson (NSI Features First)

Old-school auto collector Mike Hall, his pal Avery Shoaf and son Connor Hall go the extra mile to restore retro cars – and hopefully turn a profit.

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