Here is the plotline, from the show's Facebook page:
ARCTIC AIR is a one-hour adventure series set in the booming Arctic, about a maverick airline and the unconventional family who runs it.
On the ground, Bobby, the headstrong business partner, struggles to save the airline from crashing financially while Mel, the cantankerous co-owner, keeps his crew of pilots in the air. Caught in the crossfire is Mel’s hotshot pilot daughter Krista. (...)
Over the season this character-based drama will deliver hard-hitting emotional stories – from the romantic entanglement of Bobby and Krista, to the conflicts that spark between Bobby and his competitors, his business partners and even his extended family. There’s a new gold rush heating up under the permafrost, and there are new fortunes of diamonds and oil to claim.
And a snippet from a new article at The Province:
The polished hour-long pilot episode showcases a cast that attests to the depth of the Vancouver talent pool, starting with Kevin McNulty as the airline's crusty owner and Pascale Hutton as his daughter and chief pilot.There is a short teaser on CBC's site, with a quick glimpse of Michael Hogan and Aleks Paunovic, and here is the trailer:
Joining them are Brian Markinson as a shady mining financier, Aleks Paunovic as a rough-hewed prospector, Michael Hogan as a back-woods doctor and Stephen Lobo as a pilot from India seeking adventure up north.
Fans of B.C.-produced TV and movies will see a six-degrees-of-separation vibe linking many of those names, as many have shared screens in everything from Canadian shows (Intelligence, Robson Arms) to U.S. sci-fi (Battlestar Galactica).
Omni Film Productions has pre-sold the show to several European countries based on a promotional trailer. The CBC commissioned the series without seeing a pilot first.
Before Arctic Air, there is a new episode of Bomb Girls at 8 pm on Global. Several new interviews with Meg Tilly showed up on the web in the last few days. She was on Urban Rush:
Here is another interview, from The Gate Mag:
And one from The TV Addict, with her co-stars Jodi Balfour and Antonio Cupo: