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Unspeakable 

The drama chronicles the emergence of HIV and Hepatitis C in Canada in the early '80s and the tragedy that followed when thousands were unnecessarily infected by tainted blood.
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2019

In 1982, two families, are badly shaken when they learn that a mysterious deadly disease called AIDS is threatening the blood system. Each has boys with hemophilia. The medical ...


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Cast

Series cast summary:
Shawn Doyle ...  Ben Landry 8 episodes, 2019
Michael Shanks ...  Will Sanders 8 episodes, 2019
Camille Sullivan ...  Alice Landry 8 episodes, 2019
Sarah Wayne Callies ...  Margaret Sanders 8 episodes, 2019
David Lewis ...  Lawrence Hartley 8 episodes, 2019
Caroline Cave ...  Ann O'Malley 8 episodes, 2019
Brian Markinson ...  Dr. Roger Perrault 7 episodes, 2019
Amitai Marmorstein ...  Paul Kirpatrick 6 episodes, 2019
Lossen Chambers ...  Liz Byrne 6 episodes, 2019
Anna Galvin ...  Dr. Kim Matthews / ... 6 episodes, 2019
Mackenzie Cardwell ...  Emma Landry 5 episodes, 2019
Paul Piaskowski ...  Dr. Christos Tsoukas 5 episodes, 2019
Aadila Dosani ...  Marta Kirpatrick 5 episodes, 2019
Eric Keenleyside ...  Dr. Martin Davey 5 episodes, 2019
Levi Meaden ...  Peter Landry 4 episodes, 2019
Paloma Kwiatkowski ...  Darby Stephens 4 episodes, 2019
Kimberley Sustad ...  Caitlyn Hartley 4 episodes, 2019
Jared Ager-Foster Jared Ager-Foster ...  Peter Landry 4 episodes, 2019
Ricardo Ortiz ...  Ryan Sanders 4 episodes, 2019
Diana Bang ...  Ruby Kim 4 episodes, 2019
Eric Breker ...  Dr. John Derrick 4 episodes, 2019
Robert Moloney ...  Dr. Derek Naylor 4 episodes, 2019
John Emmet Tracy ...  Sam Millhouse 4 episodes, 2019
Trinity Likins ...  Emma Landry 4 episodes, 2019
Haig Sutherland ...  Dr. Bradley 4 episodes, 2019
Alistair Abell ...  Ed Wilmont 4 episodes, 2019
Aaron Douglas ...  Jim Krepke 3 episodes, 2019
William MacDonald ...  Frank Schnabel 3 episodes, 2019
Alex Rose ...  Ryan Sanders 3 episodes, 2019
Gabrielle Rose ...  Betsy 3 episodes, 2019
Kevin McNulty ...  Arthur 3 episodes, 2019
Garry Chalk ...  Arvid Knudson 3 episodes, 2019
Karyn Mott ...  Lisa Krepke 3 episodes, 2019
Max Montesi ...  Spider 3 episodes, 2019
Rob LaBelle ...  Solomon Kaufman 3 episodes, 2019
Jay Brazeau ...  Dr. John Furesz 3 episodes, 2019
Em Haine ...  Andrea Lambert 3 episodes, 2019
Peter Flemming Peter Flemming ...  Dr. Inwood 3 episodes, 2019
Lexa Doig ...  Marlys Edwardh 2 episodes, 2019
Matt Craven ...  Horace Krever 2 episodes, 2019
David Allan Pearson ...  Edward Greenspan 2 episodes, 2019
Laura Bertram ...  Kelly Girard 2 episodes, 2019
Spencer Drever ...  Ryan Sanders 2 episodes, 2019
Nels Lennarson ...  Norm Crawley 2 episodes, 2019
Richard Newman ...  Cherniak 2 episodes, 2019
Farryn VanHumbeck ...  Jessica Hartley 2 episodes, 2019
Keala Wayne Winterhalt Keala Wayne Winterhalt ...  Mya Sanders / ... 2 episodes, 2019
Fiona Hogan Fiona Hogan ...  Dr. Rosalyn Herst 2 episodes, 2019
Sarah Smyth ...  Jenny Gould 2 episodes, 2019
Gillian Barber ...  Dr. Hannah Strawczynski 2 episodes, 2019
Barclay Hope ...  Principal Southwood 2 episodes, 2019
Paul McGillion ...  J.C.W. Weber 2 episodes, 2019
Rohan Campbell ...  Eric Doncaster 2 episodes, 2019
Fred Henderson ...  News Anchor 2 episodes, 2019
Emmy O'Leary ...  Attending Nurse 2 episodes, 2019
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The Canadian tainted blood crisis of the 1980s, the inaction of those in control of the Canadian blood system despite the mounting evidence of possible transmission of HIV and hepatitis via blood and blood products, and the effect on the hemophiliac community who relied on such products to survive is presented. The crisis is largely presented through the eyes of two families. In Toronto, Will and Margaret Sanders, a public health official and teacher respectively, are the parents to hemophiliac Ryan Sanders, the parents who do whatever they can to keep Ryan safe both in his everyday activities and through the blood products he is required to take. And in Vancouver, Ben and Alice Landry are the parents to hemophiliac Peter Landry. While they too try to protect Peter in any way they can, Peter becomes infected with the AIDS virus by tainted blood at age fifteen, he having watched his same age best friend and fellow hemophiliac die from AIDS from tainted blood. As such, Peter begins to ... Written by Huggo

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Canada

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2019 (USA) See more »

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Mezo Entertainment See more »
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I'm enjoying every minute of it
1 February 2019 | by cartern-96840See all my reviews

I'm 4 episodes in. The message here is a complex and powerful one. I relate because I grew up in the 80's and I remember the stigma and fear that came along with this outbreak. I'm loving the actors...maybe I've watched a bit too much Scifi in my time but once I recognized Michael Shanks behind that beard I was all in. Then when Aaron Douglas showed up after a few episodes it got even better. Michael/Aaron....you guys rock!


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