Farpoint Films has optioned one-hour medical drama, Critical, from Winnipeg writer Jeffrey John Eyamie with plans to package the show and pitch to U.S. networks.
Critical explores the world of the healthcare system through the eyes of Chloe, who leads a medical investigation task force in Toronto.
Eyamie is a screenwriter and novelist, whose book, No Escape From Greatness, was published by Turnstone Press in 2016. He also worked for two seasons in the writer's room on Less Than Kind (HBO Canada).
“We're excited to work with Jeff on Critical. He's got an unique voice and has created an exciting world that we're anxious to develop,” said Kyle Bornais, executive producer and co-founder of Farpoint Films.
“I’m thrilled to be working with a progressive and motivated company like Farpoint Films,” said Eyamie. “I hope we can build on some of their current successes with Critical.”
The reception and praise for Eyamie's novel has been great since it was published last year.
"Beautifully written, sharply observed, warm, wise, and funny, No Escape from Greatness is the thing we've all been waiting for: the Great Canadian Novel! But if there is already one (what the hell do I know, I'm an American, we don't know anything!) then, by God, this one is the next one!" - Steve Kaplan, Script Consultant, Author, The Hidden Tools of Comedy: The Serious Business of Being Funny.
Eyamie in an alumnus of the National Screen Institute's Totally Television program.