Banished has been included in the CBC upfronts announced this week, with a broadcast date of July 27th. CBC also shared a launch trailer for the show. For those who love the titles for Banished, Momoco who created them, has shared them online.
Premieres Monday, July 27, 2015 at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT) on CBC Television
In 1787, Britain banished its unwanted citizens — orphans, petty thieves, prostitutes and highwaymen — to Sydney, Australia. In BANISHED, among the first convicts to be exiled are close friends Elizabeth Quinn (MyAnna Buring), Tommy Barrett (Julian Rihind-Tutt) and James Freeman (Russell Tovey). In this combustible society, relationships between convicts are illicit, but that doesn’t stop Elizabeth and Tommy from becoming entangled in a romance together. When their relationship is revealed to the soldiers in charge, it sets in motion a series of events that force the pragmatic, idealistic Governor Phillip (David Wenham) into further opposition with his nemesis, Major Ross (Joseph Millson), a man who thinks the only chance of survival is to rule with an iron fist. But their relationship also threatens the close bond between their friendship with James at a time, and in a place, where survival depends on having the back of those you love.