The series about women working at a munitions factory in Toronto during World War II has been developed for televison by Michael MacLennan and Maureen Jennings. The series is being produced by Muse and Back Alley Films who previously produced the dark drama series Durham County. Though it was announced by The Hollywood Reporter on 27 May 2011 they are a bit beyond the curve as Iden Ford put it out on 1 April that his wife had developed the tv series as a by-product of a novel she had written for her series about Inspector Tom Tyler of the Shropshire constabulary during the 1940s.
"One of the great things that happened when Maureen was writing the second novel is that she also developed, with a partner, an idea for a television series featuring women who worked
in a munitions factory in Scarboro Ontario in 1942 and the show was picked up by Back Alley Films (Durham County) and sold to a broadcaster here in Canada for development." ~ Mr Iden Pierce Ford.
Cast will be announced soon. The six episode series is to be produced in Toronto.
UPDATE : Casting was announced on 25 August. Meg Tilly will star in the series as Lorna, a supervisor at the munitions factory with two sons on the front; Jodi
Balfour (The Sinking of the Laconia) as Gladys, a wealthy socialite who becomes a bomb girl despite her
parents’ disapproval; Charlotte Hegele (Murdoch Mysteries) as Kate, a preacher’s daughter with a golden
voice who’s running from her fundamentalist father; Ali Liebert (Hellcats) as Betty, a fast-talking girl from
the Prairies responsible for training the bomb girls; Anastasia Philips (Skins) as Vera, whose life is forever
changed by her work on the assembly line; Lisa Norton (72 Hours: True Crime) as Edith, a forlorn mother
of two youngsters; and Antonio Cupo (L’Ombra del destino) as Marco, an Italian-born factory worker who
is banned from the army because of his ethnic background.
If you want to read the full press release from Shaw you can do so here