Pop Goes The News — It’s going to be a big year for Canadian author Margaret Atwood and her fans.

Just days after news that a miniseries based upon her novel Alias Grace will start shooting in Toronto in mid-August comes news that a series based upon The Handmaid’s Tale will begin production in the city in mid-September.

Pop Goes The News — Four years after Sarah Polley announced she was adapting Margaret Atwood’s novel Alias Grace for the screen, cameras are scheduled to roll.

Alias Grace will be made into a six-hour miniseries from Aug. 15 to Nov. 15 in Toronto.

Pictured: Dave Thomas and Helen Shaver

Pop Goes The News — There are many Canadians starring in prime time shows on the big U.S. networks — and a bunch of shows that are made in Canada.

But, not all Canadian viewers may realize that some of their favourite shows are directed, written, or produced by Canadians.

Pop Goes The News — When English actor Cary Elwes needs to shoot a scene set in Paris for his American series, he does it in Canada, of course.

The handsome 53-year-old star was in Old Montreal on Monday to appear in a scene for The Art of More, which streams on Crackle.

Pop Goes The News — Canadian actor Kevin Zegers celebrated five years of sobriety on Sunday with an Instagram post.

“‘A hopeless case’ no more,” he wrote. “Gratitude today for the life given to me by sobriety.”