Bomb Girls: Facing the Enemy will premier in the U.S. on the Reelz Channel on Memorial Day, May 26. The Canadian drama about women working in a munitions factory during World War II began as a TV series. The two hour movie Bomb Girls: Facing the Enemy is the completion of the tale.
The film is set in 1943 as the Battle for the Atlantic rages and the demand for bombs from the women working at Victory Munitions is at its highest. The press release from Reelz Channel explains:
Under constant pressure to turn out more bombs, as well as work on a new secret sonar line, the women of Victory Munitions band together in a tight bond of support and friendship. But when a disturbing menace appears in the form of a saboteur among the factory workers, Gladys Witham (Jodi Balfour), a fiery young woman from privilege, is covertly recruited by Allied Intelligence to find the traitor, forcing her to spy on her best friends, co-workers and fellow agents and call into question everyone and everything she trusts. Bomb Girls: Facing the Enemy also stars Oscar(R)-nominee and Golden Globe(R)-winner Meg Tilly as Lorna Corbett, Charlotte Hegele as Kate Andrews, Ali Liebert as Betty McRae, Anastasia Phillips as Vera Burr, Antonio Cupo as Marco Moretti, Peter Outerbridge as Bob Corbett, Michael Seater as Ivan Buchinsky, Jamie Elman as Jakob Berman, and Catherine Berube as Helen Buchinsky.
The press release didn’t mention Tahmoh Penikett, but I’m sure he’s going to be in the cast of the movie since he’s the fellow from Allied Intelligence who recruits Gladys.
Sundays are for watching Bomb Girls on Reelz
Set your DVRs, people. Reelz will run the original TV series in full as well. Announced times for that are:
- Sunday, April 13: Season 1- episodes 1-3 starting at 11am ET
- Sunday, April 20: Season 1- episodes 4-6 starting at 11am ET
- Sunday, April 27: Season 2- episodes 1-3 starting at 11am ET
- Sunday, May 4: Season 2- episodes 4-6 starting at 11am ET
- Sunday, May 11: Season 2- episodes 7-9 starting at 11am ET
- Sunday, May 18: Season 2- episodes 10-12 starting at 11am ET
- Saturday, May 24: Season 1- all six episodes air back to back starting at 11am ET
- Sunday, May 25: Season 2- episodes 1-6 air back to back starting at 11am ET
- Monday, May 26: Season 2- episodes 7-12 air back to back starting at 3pm ET