Blackberry follows the story of Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie, the two men who charted the course of the spectacular rise and catastrophic demise of the world's first smartphone. Seemingly overnight, the duo revolutionized the way people work, communicate and connect, with millions of people around the world addicted to their BlackBerrys and the company completely dominating the market. That is, until some shady business dealings, personal grievances, and, perhaps most dangerously, the iPhone, devastated the company's incredible success.
BlackBerry originated at CBC, where "Losing the Signal" was optioned and developed over the course of four years as a feature film and extended three-part series that includes additional as-yet unseen material.
Jay Baruchel, Glenn Howerton, Cary Elwes, Saul Rubinek, and Matt Johnson
CBC-AMC Co-Produced Feature Film / Limited Drama Series
Thursday, 9 PM