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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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
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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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The Gunbelt worn by Marshal Caleb is actually a Swedish army belt named "ammunitionsgördel m/1900-12" it's actually from the 20th century and therefore does not fit the time period of the series. See more »

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Strange Empire has everything!
17 November 2014 | by susiemoloneySee all my reviews

Strange Empire is more than just a Western, although there's plenty of Western action. It's a female-driven, sexy, well-plotted drama. Beautifully shot, well-written, it's really the characters who drive the story. A small wagon train traveling into the west between Montana and Canada border, runs into a mining community that has little more than a brothel, mine, and railroad running through it. When two young girls are hidden from the brothel and mine owner, he extracts his revenge by sicking his men on the wagons, killing all the husbands, fathers, and male children, in order to force the women to work the brothel. The plan mostly blows up thanks to Kat Loving, a fierce wife-made-widow. From then on, it's pretty much war. Hopefully CBC won't cancel this one prematurely while it finds its audience. Hear that, CBC? Don't you dare!


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6 October 2014 (Canada) See more »

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CAD6,000,000 (estimated)
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