It is not often that a series that is popular on Radio-Canada crosses over into an English language version. But that is the case with Plan B, a compelling new drama airing Monday nights on CBC. It can also be seen on demand on CBC Gem.
One of the stars is a Canadian Screen Award-winning actress who is as at home in English as she is in her native French. Her career has also taken her to Hollywood and onto American network tv shows such as Pan Am, and Revenge.
I’m talking of course about Karine Vanasse, a standout since her teen years. Her feature film credits include a breakout role in director Denis Villeneuve’s 2009 feature “Polytechnique.” She also starred for four seasons opposite one of my first podcast guests, Billy Campbell, in one of my all-time favourite Canadian dramas, Cardinal. Besides Plan B, where she shines opposite Patrick J. Adams from Suits, Vanasse is about to start shooting Season Two of another Montreal-based drama, Avant le Crash.
Towards the end of this episode, Vanasse digs deep to be the first to name one of the best theme songs of the early 2000s as her all-time favourite.