LITTLE DOG Premieres March 1st

Posted: February 22, 2018

Just one week left to wait til the premiere of Joel Thomas Hynes' new comedy series for CBC - LITTLE DOG!!!

LITTLE DOG (7x30) is the story of super welterweight boxer Tommy "Little Dog" Ross (Joel Thomas Hynes), and his haphazard quest for redemption. One fateful night five years ago, Tommy betrayed the boxer's code of conduct during a championship bout against Rico "Havoc" St. George – he dropped his gloves in the middle of a round and quit the fight, dumping a promising career down the drain. Tommy has had to live with the fallout of this decision ever since. Now Tommy has the chance for a rematch and his family isn’t sure what to think. Sure, they all loved lapping up the glory of Tommy’s spotlight – but living in the shadow of his humiliating defeat was more than they could bear.

If he fights again, will it bring shame or glory? Tommy’s mother Sylvia, a failed lounge singer, will prove yet again to be Tommy’s true nemesis in his not-quite heroic return to the ruthless world of boxing. Tommy is a broken, would-be champion, trying to survive within an outrageously dysfunctional family. If the training doesn’t break him, his scheming relatives certainly will do their damnedest to finish the job.The darkly hilarious creation of actor/novelist Joel Thomas Hynes, led by showrunner/producer Sherry White, LITTLE DOG depicts an unlikely hero – and a truly unique world – with a comic edge that's far more evocative of the Coen Brothers than anything you'll see in a Newfoundland Tourism ad.Cast members include Ger Ryan (The Street, The Man Who Invented Christmas) as Tommy’s true nemesis and mother, Sylvia Ross; Stephen Oates (Riverhead) as his eldest brother, Loyola “Lowly” Ross Jr; Katharine Isabelle (The Arrangement, Hannibal, Being Human) as his sister Ginny Ross; newcomer Billy Cochrane as Ginny’s son Chesley; and Andy Jones (Republic of Doyle, Random Passage, Codco) as the wily, charming old patriarch of the family, Loyola “Lowly” Ross Sr.

Rounding out the regular cast - Dwain Murphy (Mohawk Girls, The Strain, The Book of Negroes) as National Welterweight champion Rico “Havoc” St. George - Tommy’s opponent both in and out of the ring, Patricia Isaac (The Magicians, Daydream Nation) as Tommy’s doctor and confidant Dr. Vaani Abdeen, Julia Chan (The Great Canadian Baking Show, Saving Hope) as Rico’s wife and Tommy’s former fiancé, and Mary Walsh (This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Sensitive Skin, Hatching, Matching & Dispatching) in a recurring role.A CBC original series, LITTLE DOG is developed and produced by Cameron Pictures and Elemental Pictures with the participation of the Canada Media Fund, the Newfoundland and Labrador Film Development Corporation, the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit, the Newfoundland Film and Video Industry Tax Credit, and the Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit. LITTLE DOG is created by, and stars, actor/author Joel Thomas Hynes, who is also an executive producer. Sherry White will serve as showrunner and EP. In addition, the series is executive produced by Amy Cameron, Tassie Cameron, Rob Blackie, Alex Patrick, John Vatcher, and Perry Zimel.

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While you're here check out our previous LITTLE DOG features - New Year’s Resolutions Courtesy of LITTLE DOGMore Casting News for LITTLE DOG and WATCH extended interview with Joel Thomas Hynes at AFF2014 click here for that

Joel Thomas Hynes Extended Interview

 

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