The trailer appears to use clips from the webseries, given George Stroumboulopoulos hosting a Rapid Fax segment on MuchMusic. A lot has changed since Nirvana/Nirvanna the Band the Show’s webseries debut (for instance, Much’s purpose, name and employment of Strombo). VICELAND is known for documentary and lifestyle series like Weediquette, Balls Deep and F*ck, That’s Delicious, so scripted series are an awkward fit thus far in VICELAND’s history. Gloryosky just hopes VICELAND treats Nirvanna the Band the Show better than Showcase treated Pure Pwnage, especially given the decade-long time for Nirvanna the Band the Show to become a television series. At least, unlike Pure Pwnage, Americans see Nirvanna the Band the Show on the same channel Canadians do. viewers Nirvanna the Band the Show debuts February 2, 2017 on VICELAND.
Hopefully Mary Kills People opens doors for “edgier” material to find a place on private Canadian terrestrial program services, the way such material starts to take root on CBC Television. While Gloryosky has no problem with procedurals, sitcoms and other “safer” bets, it’s nice to see a program service like Global take risks once in a while. Mary Kills People debuts January 25, 2017 at 9:00 PM ET/PT on Global.