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 10 episodes, 2014-2015
Joanne Boland ...  Morgan Finn / ... 10 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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Cat Loving (actress Cara Gee) and Ling (actor Terry Chen) would later both appear in The Expanse (science fiction series), but would have no scenes together. See more »


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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Character driven western worth watching...
1 September 2015 | by mrskew2uSee all my reviews

There is much to like about Strange Empire. Character driven by relatively unknown actors, the fact that it is gritty and flawed works well within the context of the strange world of trauma and loss these women find themselves thrust into. Those who want to nitpick about historical accuracy or whatever else are missing the thrust of the piece. I applaud the fact that a chance was taken with this story by Laurie Finstad-Knizhnik. There is a deeper and darker truth about what it is to be human when faced with survival, and this series does a damn good job of giving the viewer a window into it. Word of mouth could very well elevate the series to some level of cult status.

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6 October 2014 (Canada) See more »

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CAD6,000,000 (estimated)
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