The Best Laid Plans - Netflix

Parliament is a secret and esoteric world with its own culture, customs and language. THE BEST LAID PLANS is a rollicking journey into this cosseted world. Our guide is the earnest, hopeful, English PhD, Daniel Addison (played by Jonas Chernick), head speech writer for the Leader of the Opposition. When Daniel catches his girlfriend and her boss in flagrante delicto he decides to return to academe as assistant professor of English at the University of Ottawa. But you don't just walk away from the Opposition Party — freedom has a price and in this case it's finding a candidate in a riding 50 kilometers away and managing the campaign in the next election, scheduled in approximately eight weeks. The catch: the riding in question has voted solidly for the Government Party since Confederation and the incumbent is Eric Cameron, the extremely popular finance minister whose plurality in the last election was over 90%.

The Best Laid Plans - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2014-01-05

The Best Laid Plans - The Best Laid Plans (TV series) - Netflix

The Best Laid Plans is a Canadian comedy-drama miniseries based on the Stephen Leacock Award-winning novel of the same name by Terry Fallis. The series stars Jonas Chernick as Daniel Addison, a disillusioned political staffer in the office of Opposition Leader George Quimby (Mark McKinney) who is forced to run a local candidate's campaign during a federal election. The election featured is in part a parody of the 2008 Canadian federal election. The six-part series premiered January 5, 2014 on CBC Television and concluded its run on February 3, 2014.

The Best Laid Plans - Production - Netflix

Production on the series began in summer 2013. Some scenes were filmed on Parliament Hill during Parliament's summer recess. The series was written by Susan Coyne and Jason Sherman, and is produced by Phyllis Platt, Brian Dennis and Peter Moss of PDM Entertainment.

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