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Mae Martin’s Netflix Series WAYWARD in Production in Ontario

Canadian standup comic, actor and writer Mae Martin’s new Netflix series Wayward, about a school for troubled teen in a bucolic but sinister town, is in production in Ontario..

Mae Martin stars as Detective Alex Dempsey with Sarah Gadon as Alex’s wife Laura, Toni Collette as the school’s headmistress Leanne, Sydney Topliffe and Alicia Alyn Lyne as teen potheads Abby and Leila, and Brandon Jay McLaren in an undisclosed role.

Patrick J. Adam (Suits), Patrick Gallagher and Josh Close recur.

Abby and Leila  (Sydney Topliffe and Alyvia Alyn Lind) are your typical sixteen-year-old pot heads. When their exasperated parents run out of patience with them, they are sent to Tall Pines, a rural correctional school run by an unregulated, murderous cult. Once there, they face an existential battle to retain their friendship, their sanity – and their lives. 

At the same time, Detective Alex Dempsey (Mae Martin), struggling with a troubled past of their own, moves to Tall Pines at the bequest of their wife Laura (Sarah Gadon), who grew up there and wishes to return home to raise their soon to be born child. 

But when Dempsey discovers the truth about Tall Pines, and their wife’s deeper connections to the evils the town protects, they must work with our two potheads turned heroes to take it down from the inside. 


Episodes: 8

Working titles: TALL PINES & PROGRAMMED.

Filming dates: July 02 2024 – October 16 2024.

Showrunners: Mae Martin, Ryan Scott

Cast: Mae Martin, Sarah Gadon, Toni Collette, Sydney Topliffe, Alyvia Alyn Lind, Brandon Jay McLaren, Patrick J. Adams, Patrick Gallagher, Josh Close.

Producers: Sphere Media, Objective Fiction.