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Local author’s novel jPod becomes CBC series

<p>A new CBC series based on local author Douglas Coupland’s novel jPod is in production and set to air early next year.</p>




A new CBC series based on local author Douglas Coupland’s novel jPod is in production and set to air early next year.





The 13-part series will look into Vancouver’s video game industry and is scheduled to air on CBC Television in Jan. 2008.





The comedy series is expected to incorporate Coupland’s take on corporate culture and has been compared to the TV series Arrested Development, CBC News Online reports.





The show’s 2006 pilot was directed by Trailer Park Boys writer and director Mike Clattenburg. The cast will include Growing Pains dad, Canadian actor Alan Thicke.


 
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