The show is set in 18th-century Canada back "in days when beaver fur was good as gold".


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Series cast summary:
Ron James Ron James ...  Benny 'Blackfly' Broughton / ... 26 episodes, 2001-2002
Shauna Black ...  Lady Hammond 26 episodes, 2001-2002
Richard Donat ...  Col. Boyle / ... 26 episodes, 2001-2002
James Kee James Kee ...  MacTavish 26 episodes, 2001-2002
Cheri Maracle Cheri Maracle ...  Misty Moon 26 episodes, 2001-2002
Colin Mochrie ...  Cpl. Entwhistle 26 episodes, 2001-2002
Marcel Jeannin ...  Ti Jean Joual 12 episodes, 2001-2002
Lorne Cardinal ...  Chief Smack-Your-Face-In 11 episodes, 2001-2002


The show is set in 18th-century Canada back "in days when beaver fur was good as gold".

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Another great show canceled!
26 May 2004 | by studedude2004See all my reviews

Blackfly was a great, under-rated Canadian comedy. It was as funny as anything on TV at the time, and if it had been an American show, we'd still be watching it. It had that dark anything goes underdog's point of view, sort of like a period version of Trailer Park Boys, another hilarious Canadian TV series. The big difference? Blackfly was set in the 1700s, and maybe TV viewers just can't wrap their heads around the concept of a historical comedy. But the jokes and situations in Blackfly were totally fresh and contemporary. The creator of the show, Ron James is a terrific standup comedian, and he did a good job of translating his stand-up persona into a sitcom context. Shauna Black, as Lady Hammond, a reluctant pioneer with a very active libido, was hilarious; James Kees was sharp and funny as the fort manager; Sherie Maracle (Misty Moon) and Lorne Cardinal (Chief Smack Your Face In) did an amazing job playing 1700s' Natives as bewildered suburbanites; Richard Donat, the fort commander, was as loony as anything you could imagine on TV; Marcel Jeanin, as a voyageur, stole every scene he was in; and Colin Mochrie (Colin Mochrie!) was totally endearing and hilarious as a hapless British officer. They should play re-runs of this show, endlessly, until viewers finally get it!

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Release Date:

4 January 2001 (Canada) See more »

Filming Locations:

Nova Scotia, Canada

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BF II Productions See more »
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1.33 : 1
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