In 1869 Janestown on the Alberta-Montana border, three women band together for survival after the men in their town are murdered.
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Series cast summary:
Cara Gee ...  Kat Loving 13 episodes, 2014-2015
Tattiawna Jones ...  Isabelle Slotter 13 episodes, 2014-2015
Melissa Farman ...  Dr. Rebecca Blithely 13 episodes, 2014-2015
Aaron Poole ...  Captain John Slotter 13 episodes, 2014-2015
Michelle Creber ...  Kelly 13 episodes, 2014-2015
Matreya Scarrwener ...  Robin 13 episodes, 2014-2015
Terry Chen ...  Ling 12 episodes, 2014-2015
Anne Marie DeLuise ...  Mrs. Briggs 12 episodes, 2014-2015
Marci T. House ...  Ruby Slotter 11 episodes, 2014-2015
Ali Liebert ...  Fiona Briggs 11 episodes, 2014-2015
Joanne Boland ...  Morgan Finn / ... 11 episodes, 2014-2015
Teach Grant ...  Franklyn Caze 9 episodes, 2014-2015
Christie Burke ...  Miss Logan 9 episodes, 2014-2015
Bill Marchant ...  Dr. Thomas Blithely 8 episodes, 2014
Mitch Duffield Mitch Duffield ...  Neill 8 episodes, 2014-2015
Tahmoh Penikett ...  Marshal Caleb Mecredi 8 episodes, 2014-2015
Woody Jeffreys ...  Chase Sloat 7 episodes, 2014-2015
Anja Savcic ...  Mary Collacut 7 episodes, 2014-2015


A fateful meeting in 1869 Alberta-Montana border country leads to tragedy, a struggle for survival and the search for justice and renewal. STRANGE EMPIRE is a Western whose heroes are women. With most of their men gone, and those who remain battling for control, the women struggle to survive, to find their independence, and to build a life in which to thrive and raise families. As the stories of Janestown's citizens unfold we see the clash between a power-hungry father and son and the deep prejudices among races, but also the start of something akin to community in this Wild West. Western stories take civilization as a goal; they begin in blood, and end in the morality of Main Street. Starring Cara Gee as Kat Loving, Melissa Farman as Dr. Rebecca Blithely and Tattiawna Jones as Isabelle Slotter. Written by Jim

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Drama | Western


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6 October 2014 (Canada) See more »

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Странная империя See more »


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CAD 6,000,000 (estimated)
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Kat is supposed to be a fugitive after killing a man at Batoche, which was not founded until 1872 - Métis (and white) settlers moved to the area in the aftermath of the events at Red River and Louis Riel fleeing south in 1869, the supposed year this story is set in. See more »

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The Worst Thing to come out of Canada since... The Final Sacrifice.
4 September 2018 | by doc-07460See all my reviews

Oh, Canada. What were you thinking when you green-lighted this bargain-basement attempt at producing a "PG" rated version of Deadwood? I managed to suffer through a total of about 2 hours of the overall 10 or so. This was after forcing myself, ala Clockwork-Orange-style to sit through the first episode. I'm honestly stuck trying to figure out what was the absolute worst part of this series: The horrendous over-acting, the first-year-of-school-lighting, the "I'd-like-to-take-a-shot" approach to directing, the "Oh, gee, they did this on whatever western I watched last week" writing style, or the lack of anything that even resembled historical accuracy. If you have a choice between this and a root canal without Novocaine, take the root canal. At least the dialog and the acting will be more authentic than this worthless waste of time. Since I made a reference to The Final Sacrifice, (1990), I should point out that this film was bad enough to get the MST3K treatment eight years later. Strange Empire couldn't be saved by the folks behind MST3K, it sucks that much.

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