It's official - CTV has given the green light for 11 episodes of "The Bridge" which stars our very own Aaron Douglas as Frank Leo, an "outspoken union head" (Woah! This remind anyone of the good old days of The Resistance?).

"Based on the insights of veteran insider and outspoken former Toronto police union head Craig Bromell, CTV has ordered 11, one-hour episodes, following the production of a two-hour pilot shot in Toronto last summer. The Bridge provides an unflinching look at the struggle street cops face as they not only battle criminals - but also their own bosses - in order to protect society and, ultimately, themselves." CTV, CNW

Production begins in 2009, so it'll be awhile... especially for US fans, but in the meantime we'll at least get an Aaron fix when The Day the Earth Stood Still comes to theaters on December 12, where he will be playing Sgt. Winter. I have no idea if that character exists in the original movie, but I think I'm going to try and give that a watch soon, before the new one comes out. Good stuff!

Also of intrigue - Blood: A Butcher's Tale, starring Aaron as Sam the vampire butcher is now complete, but no word on any release. It will probably have to hit festival circuits and get picked up (hopefully soon), unless it goes straight or quickly to DVD.

As a final note, here's a little clip of Aaron with Richard Hatch at the From the Land Beyond convention in Sacremento this September. Aaron talks about all the props that "went missing" from BSG and the demolition of the sets.

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