Arctic Air

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Arctic Air
Title card for Arctic Air.jpg
Genre Drama
Created by Ian Weir
Starring
Theme music composer Tim McCauley[1]
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 35 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Michael Chechik
  • Gabriela Schonbach
  • Ian Weir
  • Gary Harvey
Production company(s) Omnifilm Entertainment
Distributor Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Release
Original network CBC Television
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
Original release January 10, 2012 (2012-01-10) – April 8, 2014 (2014-04-08)
External links
Website

Arctic Air is a Canadian drama television series that began airing on CBC Television on January 10, 2012. The series was canceled on March 17, 2014, due to government budgetary cuts.[2]

Synopsis[edit]

Arctic Air is about a Yellowknife-based maverick airline and the unconventional family who runs it. The owners are Mel Ivarson, an old school bush pilot; Krista Ivarson, Mel's daughter; and Bobby Martin, the son of Ivarson's deceased partner. Episodes focus on interpersonal conflicts between the characters as well as dramatic flying missions with their aging fleet of Douglas DC-3s, de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otters and other aircraft. Each episode has one or more flying missions.[3]

Cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 10 January 10, 2012 (2012-01-10) March 13, 2012 (2012-03-13)
2 13 January 9, 2013 (2013-01-09) April 17, 2013 (2013-04-17)
3 12 January 7, 2014 (2014-01-07) April 8, 2014 (2014-04-08)

Productions[edit]

In some episodes, the production crew used Buffalo Airways' hangar in Yellowknife as backdrop.

DVD releases[edit]

Entertainment One released the complete first season on DVD in Canada on November 20, 2012.[4] Season 2 was released on January 7, 2014.[5] The third and final season was released on October 14, 2014.[6]

Ratings[edit]

According to CBC, the total audience for the first episode was just over 1 million viewers.[7]

Season Timeslot (ET) Episodes Premiered Ended TV Season Viewers
(millions)
Date Viewers
(millions)
Date Viewers
(millions)
1 Tuesday 9:00pm 10
January 10, 2012
1.06[7]
March 13, 2012
0.96[8] 2011–12 0.96[9]
2 Wednesday 9:00pm 13
January 9, 2013
0.84[10]
April 17, 2013
N/A 2012–13 N/A
3 Tuesday 9:00pm 12
January 7, 2014
N/A
April 8, 2014
N/A 2013–14 N/A

Awards and nominations[edit]

Canadian Screen Awards[edit]

Year Category Nominee Result Ref
2013 Best Dramatic Series Ian Weir, Gabriela Schonbach, Gary Harvey, Michael Chechik Nominated [11]
2014 Best Cross-Platform Project, Fiction - Arctic Air Extended Season Finale Chris Waind, Fergus Heywood, Gary Harvey, Nataline Rodrigues, Nick McAnulty Nominated
2015 Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role Adam Beach Nominated

Leo Awards[edit]

Year Category Nominee Result Ref
2012 Best Dramatic Series Michael Chechik, Gabriela Schonbach, Gary Harvey, Ian Weir Nominated [12]
Best Screenwriting in a Dramatic Series Susin Nielsen Won
Best Picture Editing in a Dramatic Series Lara Mazur Nominated
Best Guest Performance by a Male in a Dramatic Series Bradley Stryker Nominated
Luke Camilleri Nominated
Best Supporting Performance by a Male in a Dramatic Series Timothy Webber Nominated
Stephen Lobo Nominated
Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series Carmen Moore Nominated
Emilie Ullerup Nominated
2013 Best Dramatic Series Gabriela Schonbach, Michael Chechik, Gary Harvey, Ian Weir, Robert Carney, Ian Hay Nominated [13]
Best Screenwriting in a Dramatic Series Ian Weir Nominated
Sarah Dodd Nominated
Best Picture Editing in a Dramatic Series Franco Pante Nominated
Best Casting in a Dramatic Series Corinne Clarke, Jennifer Page Nominated
Best Guest Performance by a Male in a Dramatic Series Aleks Paunovic Nominated
Best Guest Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series Michelle Thrush Won
Chelah Horsdal Nominated
Lexa Doig Nominated
Best Supporting Performance by a Male in a Dramatic Series Timothy Webber Nominated
Stephen Lobo Nominated
Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series Emilie Ullerup Nominated
Best Lead Performance by a Male in a Dramatic Series Kevin McNulty Nominated
Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series Pascale Hutton Nominated
2015 Best Visual Effects in a Dramatic Series John Gajdecki, Mike Leeming, Carlos Federico, Guzman Roman, Max Schroeder, Richard Greenwood Nominated [14]

UBCP/ACTRA Awards[edit]

Year Category Nominee Result Ref
2013 Best Actress Pascale Hutton Nominated [15]
Emilie Ullerup Nominated
2014 Pascale Hutton Nominated [16]

Supporting content[edit]

Mini-episodes[edit]

CBC Television released 5 mini-episodes online, titled Man of the North as a supporting material to the series. These webisodes are 2–3 minutes each.[17]

Online games[edit]

In support for the show, there has also been online games on the official website. The game is titled Arctic Air Adventure.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Download the Arctic Air Theme Song - Arctic Air - Watch online". Cbc.ca. May 24, 2013. Retrieved August 14, 2013. 
  2. ^ Vlessing, Etan (March 17, 2014). "Canada's CBC Cancels 'Arctic Air,' 'Cracked' as Budget Chops Bite". The Futon Critic. Retrieved March 17, 2014. 
  3. ^ "About the Show - Arctic Air - Watch online". Cbc.ca. May 24, 2013. Retrieved August 14, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Arctic Air DVD news: Announcement for Arctic Air - The Complete 1st Season". TVShowsOnDVD.com. May 25, 2007. Retrieved August 14, 2013. 
  5. ^ Arctic Air: Season 2
  6. ^ Arctic Air - Season 3
  7. ^ a b "ARCTIC AIR SOARS TO RECORD HEIGHTS IN SERIES DEBUT ON CBC TELEVISION". CBC Television. January 12, 2012. Retrieved January 14, 2012. 
  8. ^ Brioux, Bill (March 21, 2012). "TV Feeds My Family: Brioux Report: Big Bang goes Missing". Tvfeedsmyfamily.blogspot.ca. Retrieved August 14, 2013. 
  9. ^ Wild, Diane. "Arctic Air boasts record season for CBC | TV, eh?". Tv-eh.com. Retrieved August 14, 2013. 
  10. ^ "TV Feeds My Family: Murdoch Mysteries lifts CBC's premiere week". Tvfeedsmyfamily.blogspot.ca. January 13, 2013. Retrieved August 14, 2013. 
  11. ^ "awards database". academy.ca. Retrieved 14 November 2016. 
  12. ^ "2012 nominees" (PDF). leoawards.com. Retrieved 14 November 2016. 
  13. ^ "2013 nominees" (PDF). leoawards.com. Retrieved 14 November 2016. 
  14. ^ "2015 nominees" (PDF). leoawards.com. Retrieved 14 November 2016. 
  15. ^ "Nominees Announced for UBCP/ACTRA Awards". Alliance for Arts + Culture. Retrieved 14 November 2016. 
  16. ^ "UBCP/ACTRA – 2014 UBCP/ACTRA Awards Nominees Media Release". www.ubcp.com. Retrieved 14 November 2016. 
  17. ^ "Arctic Air ; Webisodes - Man of the North". Cbc.ca. January 11, 2012. Retrieved August 14, 2013. 
  18. ^ "Arctic Air Adventure - Arctic Air - Watch online". Cbc.ca. May 24, 2013. Retrieved August 14, 2013. 

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