Sphere Media, a production company, announced that Radio-Canada, a public TV network, had picked up its half-hour comedy series Mauvais karma, which was created by Isabelle Langlois (Rumeurs). Production on the show began on May 3 and will be underway until the end of August for a total of 47 days.
This means that 13 episodes - this includes a one-hour pilot - were ordered by Radio-Canada.
The show follows three women: Nathalie (Hélène Bourgeois Leclerc), Kim (Julie LeBreton) and Sarah (Anick Lemay). Nathalie wanted love, Kim, success in life, and Sarah, peace. However, they'll all end up having the opposite of what they wanted. Besides, by a quirk of fate, these former ex-friends are reunited, after 18 years, for a funeral that will... end in a police precinct.
Nathalie, who recently got married, lost her husband in tragic circumstances. She inherits her husband's mistress, business company and his 15-year-old daughter. Kim, the group's top dog, is going to learn how it feels to fall when she'll get fired by force from her office. As for Sarah, she sabotaged her relation with her long-time spouse. For want of better people to turn to, Nathalie, Kim and Sarah will rely on each other and rekindle, little by little, their friendship.
Other members of the cast include Raymond Bouchard, Rémi-Pierre Paquin, Marc Paquet, Benoit Gouin, Marilyse Bourke and Geneviève Brouillette.
Finally, the premiere of Mauvais karma is expected for fall 2010.