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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6 October 2014 (Canada) See more »

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CAD 6,000,000 (estimated)
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The fixed-blade knife shown in the intro with the marking "24X" on the ricasso was a Solingen Wildcat, which was not manufactured until the late 1950's. See more »

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Fantastic Western for people who are sick of the normal.
30 October 2014 | by max452-147-545247See all my reviews

I've always liked the idea of Westerns, but I've always found them lacking. I like shows with women and about women, and Westerns have always been the domain of straight white men (like most everything) running around being heroic, and if you're lucky enough to get a female character in the setting, she's either a damsel in distress or a whore. Neither of which are bad, but some variation would be nice. This show has everything I've been looking for for a long time. The three main characters are female, two women of color and they are awesome (well, two are). It's a great look at the women of the wild west and it has actual Cree and Blackfoot characters as part of the main cast. Also, Helo from BSG, what more can I say. Except that Kat is bad ass and Rebecca is the most adorable genius ever. Watch this show!


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