PURE To Return for Season 2

Posted: April 5, 2018

The news is out!!!

PURE will be back for a second season and we here at SEA AND BE SCENE couldn't be happier for the Funk Family and their tremendous team - in front of and behind the camera.

This new season has been commissioned by Super Channel and will see the return of the show's brilliant leads Ryan Robbins (ARROW, THE KILLING) as Noah Funk and Alex Paxton-Beesley (CARDINAL, COPPER) as Anna Funk.

Already in pre-production the cast and crew are scheduled to go to camera here in Nova Scotia late May, with the second season set to premiere in early 2019.

We'll be sure to keep you up to date on all the PURE scoop including casting news and location details as they become available.

What follows is the official press release as issued by Super Channel. SABS

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A Sweet Release...

EDMONTON, April 5, 2018 /CNW/ - Super Channel is pleased to announce that it has commissioned a second season of PURE, the critically acclaimed, Canadian Screen Award nominated series from Two East Productions and Cineflix.

The six-part Super Channel Original Production will tell the continuing story of Noah and Anna Funk, Mennonites trying to protect their family and preserve their faith while battling drug trafficking within their community. The second season is scheduled to begin production in Nova Scotia later this spring and anticipated to premiere on Super Channel in early 2019.

"We are thrilled to be working with Michael Amo and the team at Two East and Cineflix to bring PURE back for Canadian fans of the series," said Melissa Kajpust, Vice President, Programming for Super Channel. "We jumped at the chance to bring this compelling drama set in a unique world to a pay-tv audience. There is so much more to the story to be told and we are excited the creators will have the creative freedom to take the story in new directions."

Showrunner Michael Amo said: "As a storyteller, I couldn't ask for better creative partners or more compelling characters. Noah's path will lead him to redemption or perdition, while Anna, exiled by her community, will be forced to outsmart the new cartel kingpin all by herself. It's going to be a fun ride."

"We could not be more pleased and thankful to work with Super Channel to bring audiences a second season of PURE in which Michael is taking Anna and Noah on an even more conflicted and perilous journey," added Cineflix Media President, Peter Emerson.

PURE takes us deep inside a closed, secretive subculture through the eyes of a conflicted, good-hearted Mennonite couple trying to protect their family and preserve their faith.  Inspired by actual events, PURE is the journey of Noah and Anna Funk, determined to rid their community of the scourge of drugs and its nefarious ties to a transborder smuggling alliance with ruthless Mexican cocaine cartels.  But just when they believe the danger is behind them, they are pulled back into a world of violence, greed, and betrayal.

Returning cast for season two include Ryan Robbins (Arrow, The Killing) as Noah Funk and Alex Paxton-Beesley (Cardinal, Copper) as Anna Funk.

Produced by Two East Productions and Cineflix (Pure East 2) Inc. in association with Super Channel, WGN America, Hulu and the CBC, PURE is created and written by Michael Amo (The Listener) with Ken Girotti (Orphan Black, Vikings) as the series Director. Amo and Girotti serve as executive producers for the second season, along with Brett Burlock, Peter Emerson and David MacLeod (Call Me Fitz, Haven). Cineflix Rights has the exclusive worldwide distribution rights to PURE.

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