In Prime Video’s “The Lake,” Ontario actor Jordan Gavaris takes centre stage
Prime Video’s first scripted Canadian Amazon Original series, The Lake, is getting a second season. Amazon has greenlighted another cycle of the half-hour comedy written and executive produced by Julian Doucet (Killjoys) and executive produced by Karen Troubetzkoy (Killjoys, Orphan Black). Michael Souther and Teza Lawrence also executive produce for Amaze (Carter).
Based in part on Doucet’s life experience, The Lake centers on the quintessential Canadian cottage experience. Season 1 began with Justin (Jordan Gavaris) returning from living abroad after a break-up with his long-term partner, in the hope of reconnecting with the biological daughter who he gave up for adoption in his teens. His plans to create new memories with his city-loving daughter Billie (Madison Shamoun) at the idyllic lake from his childhood went awry when he found out his father left the family cottage to his “picture-perfect” stepsister, Maisy-May (Julia Stiles).
“We are thrilled to have audiences connect with the superbly written characters, brought to life by our amazing cast, and we are eager to bring more lakefront shenanigans with Season 2,” said Christina Wayne, head of Canadian Originals at Amazon Studios. “We look forward to working with Amaze as we venture back into the world of scheming, backstabbing, budding romance, and laughs in cottage country.”