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 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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Set in the west, but not a "western". Its more than that!
26 October 2014 | by deborahblissSee all my reviews

Incredible show. Just re-watched the first three episodes. All four lead characters are brilliant actors. Such talent. Visually stunning with the British Columbia foothills as a backdrop. So many words to describe this show, mystical, bizarre, quirky, tragic, etc. Historical perspective of women and their lot in life during these times. I recommend this show for anyone who enjoys a good and oddly bizarre drama. Hindsight now gives us historical accuracies, but at the times depicted they were not quite sure where they were. But interesting, the coal mines, think of Coleman area, the railroads, the hard life of the early settlers. Thankyou CBC for producing this excellent show. I am enthralled!


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