February 21, 2023

Sphere Media to co-produce The Sticky for Amazon Prime Video

Produced by Blumhouse Television, Megamix, Comet Pictures and Sphere Media, The Sticky is based on the a true 2011 story about a robbery of more than $18 million Canadian dollars of Quebec’s national maple syrup reserves (which represent more than 70 percent of the global maple syrup supply). The show will launch on Prime Video in 240 territories. Margo Martindale and Chris Diamantopoulos are cast in lead roles.

Margo Martindale stars as Ruth Clarke. A multiple Emmy nominee and three-time Emmy winner (Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for The Americans in 2015 and 2016; and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for Justified in 2011) is an esteemed actress who has appeared on television, film and stage. She can currently be seen starring in Ryan Murphy’s Netflix mega-hit The Watcher opposite Bobby Cannavale and Naomi Watts. She will next be seen in Elizabeth Banks’ Cocaine Bear for Universal opposite Keri Russell and Ray Liotta, and the Fox anthology series The Accused. She just wrapped a major role in Damon Lindelof and Tara Hernandez’s Peacock series Mrs. Davis opposite Betty Gilpin, and is currently reprising her character in season 2 of Your Honor for Showtime.

Chris Diamantopoulos stars as Mike Byrne. Diamantopoulos is most notably known for his portrayal of Russ in HBO’s hit comedy Silicon Valley, and recently starred opposite Kevin Hart and Wesley Snipes in the Netflix limited series True Story, and with Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot and Ryan Reynolds in Red Notice for the streamer. He can be seen next starring in the highly anticipated Peacock series Mrs. Davis
and George Clooney’s feature drama The Boys in the Boat.

The Sticky is an episodic half-hour comedy series created by Brian Donovan and Ed Herro inspired by the true story dubbed the “Great Canadian Maple Syrup Heist,” which made headlines around the world in 2011. The heist saw more than $18 million dollars (CAD) of Quebec’s national maple syrup reserves stolen—which represent more than 70% of the global maple syrup supply.

The Sticky revolves around Ruth Clarke, a tough, supremely competent middle-aged Canadian maple syrup farmer who’s had it with being hemmed in by the polite, bureaucratic conventions native to her country’s identity. Especially now that that very bureaucracy is threatening to take away everything she loves: Her farm, her comatose husband, and her right to freedom. With the help of Remy Bouchard, a local blockhead and Mike Byrne, a low-level mobster, Ruth changes her fate—and transforms the future of her community with the theft of millions of dollars’ worth of maple syrup.

The Sticky is produced by Blumhouse Television, Megamix, Comet Pictures, and Sphere Media. Executive producers are Brian Donovan and Ed Herro; Jonathan Levine and Gillian Bohrer for Megamix; Jamie Lee Curtis for Comet Pictures; Josée Vallée and Bruno Dubé for Sphere Media Inc.; Jason Blum, Chris McCumber, Jeremy Gold, and Chris Dickie for Blumhouse Television. Lauren Grant is co-executive producer. Russell Goldman is an associate producer for Comet Pictures.

The Sticky will be available exclusively on Prime Video in 240 countries and territories worldwide.