Black and white, colour, online binge watching and now interactive experiences. Television is changing fast and the newest member of this evolution is back for its second season. The Emmy Award®-winning series Guidestones  returns on July 15, and is available on CTV EXTEND , CTV’s exclusive free-to-consumer digital hub at CTV.ca, as well as on the CTV GO app. To celebrate the launch of the new season, Guidestones invite the press to a media preview July 10 at The Royal Cinema  at 7:00 p.m. EST (608 College St).
Produced by iThentic  and 3o’clock.tv  in association with Bell Media, the second season, Guidestones: Sunflower Noir, picks up with journalism students Sandy Rai (Supinder Wraich, DeGrassi: The Next Generation) and Trevor Shale (Dan Fox, DeGrassi: The Next Generation) on the run as a result of their quest to uncover a global conspiracy.
This season, famed French actor Arnaud Binard (ID:A) joins the cast as the rogue art authenticator and action hero Brooklyn Cott. Filmed in several locations, viewers will watch and participate as Sandy and Trevor embark on an international adventure that jumps from London, Greece, France, New York and Toronto, to Kiev and Chernobyl.
This innovative form of story telling captures viewer’s imaginations with 18 x 10-minute visually stunning episodes, encouraging the audience to engage with the storyline through a variety of clues and hidden messages. The online world surrounding this fast paced thriller appeals to its fans’ inner detective and engineers an inclusive Guidestones world.
Inspired by true events, the first season of Guidestones garnered a total of 25 awards and nominations including winning the 2013 International Digital Emmy Award® for Best Digital Program – Fiction  and the 2013 Canadian Screen Award for Best Original Program and Series Produced for Digital Media. The series has also received a “Rockie” Award at the Banff World Media Festival as well as earning five nominations at the International Academy of Web Television Awards at the Consumer Electronics Show.
Guidestones Season 2 is produced by iThentic/3’oclock.tv in association with Bell Media, the Independent Production Fund (IPF), the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC), and the Canada Media Fund (CMF). Produced by Lisa Baylin and Jay Ferguson. The series is directed by Jay Ferguson, and written by Jay Ferguson and Jeremy Diamond (Odd Job Jack) with Raymond Storey (Bomb Girls, The Guard) as Story Editor. Catherine Tait and Jonas Diamond serve as executive producers.