The original series, titled “JANN,” will feature Arden as a fictionalized version of herself as the eight-time Juno award winner deals “with the harsh reality that her former music career is now on a slow, relentless slide into obscurity.”
The character also struggles with being newly single, the possibility her sister may disown her, and her mother beginning to suffer from the early stages of dementia.
“Although Jann’s personal life is in shambles, she’s convinced that the cure-all is to rebrand her image in order to reclaim her celebrity status, so she embarks on a quest to return to greatness but gets tangled in the pressures of her ‘real’ life,” Bell Media stated in its press release. “Jann is at the crossroads between who she was, and who she wants to be, if she can just figure out what’s really important.”
The new CTV comedy was part of Bell Media’s announcement of its first wave of original Canadian content for 2018-19.