Unspeakable (TV series)

Unspeakable is an eight-episode Canadian television drama series created and written by Robert C. Cooper, which aired on CBC Television[1] and SundanceTV in the 2018–19 television season.[2] Based on the books Bad Blood by Vic Parsons and The Gift of Death by Andre Picard, the series chronicles the emergence of HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C in the Canadian Red Cross's blood banks in the early 1980s.[3]

Created byRobert C. Cooper
Country of originCanada
Original languageEnglish
No. of episodes8
Production locationsVancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Production companyMezo Entertainment
DistributorAMC Studios
Original networkCBC Television, SundanceTV
Original releaseJanuary 9 (2019-01-09) –
February 27, 2019 (2019-02-27)


Sanders family:

Landry family:

Krepke family:

Hartley family:

  • David Lewis as Lawrence Hartley
  • Katelyn Peterson as Jessica Hartley



No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1"Emergence (1982–1983)"Robert C. CooperRobert C. CooperJanuary 9, 2019 (2019-01-09)
2"Contraction (1983–1984)"Gregory SmithRobert C. CooperJanuary 16, 2019 (2019-01-16)
3"Heat-Treatment (1984–1985)"Gregory SmithAdriana CapozziJanuary 23, 2019 (2019-01-23)
4"Unsafe (1985–1988)"Gregory SmithCarl BinderJanuary 30, 2019 (2019-01-30)
5"Compensation (1988–1993)"Sarah Wayne CalliesLynn CoadyFebruary 6, 2019 (2019-02-06)
6"Krever (1993–1996)"Andy MikitaRobert C. CooperFebruary 13, 2019 (2019-02-13)
7"Intent (1997–2005)"Andy MikitaCarl BinderFebruary 20, 2019 (2019-02-20)
8"Apologies (2005–2015)"Robert C. CooperRobert C. CooperFebruary 27, 2019 (2019-02-27)


  1. ^ ""Unspeakable"". Archived from the original on 2020-04-08. Retrieved 2020-05-07.
  2. ^ Petski, Denise (March 1, 2018). "'Unspeakable': Sarah Wayne Callies & Shawn Doyle Lead Cast Of CBC/Sundance TV Miniseries". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on June 25, 2018. Retrieved May 7, 2020.
  3. ^ Petski, Denise (April 30, 2018). "'Unspeakable': Levi Meaden, Brian Markinson, Aaron Douglas & David Lewis Round Out Cast Of CBC/Sundance Miniseries". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on January 14, 2020. Retrieved May 7, 2020.

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