The hilarious new comedy SON OF A CRITCH will be broadcast on CBC in January 2022 and is based on Mark Critch‘s best-selling book of the same name. The series stars an incredible ensemble cast, featuring Mark Critch playing his own father and Benjamin Evan Ainsworth (Pinocchio, The Haunting of Bly Manor) as young Mark. Claire Rankin (Molly’s Game) plays Mark’s mother, and Golden Globe nominee Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange – this year also marks the film’s 50th anniversary), stars in the show as “Pop”. This series is co-created and written by Mark Critch and Tim McAuliffe.
Son of a Critch is based on the award-winning, best-selling memoir from Mark Critch (This Hour Has 22 Minutes), created by Critch and Tim McAuliffe (The Office (U.S.), Last Man on Earth) and produced by Andrew Barnsley (Schitt’s Creek). This upcoming original comedy is the hilarious and very real story of 11-year-old Mark coming of age in St. John’s, Newfoundland in the 80s. It’s a heartfelt window into the life of a child – much older inside than his 11 years – using comedy and self-deprecation to win friends and connect with the small collection of people in his limited world.