Introducing X Company
From the 162 expertly designed and decorated sets, to the authentic looking 1940s wardrobe, every detail of X COMPANY has been meticulously selected in accordance with the era. The series was even filmed in Budapest, Hungary, to capture the authentic look of mid-war Europe.
Best known for her role as Delphine Cormier on the hit TV series Orphan Black, Montréal native Evelyne Brochu is one of the most promising up and coming actresses in the country. Since graduating from the prestigious Montréal Conservatory of Dramatic Arts in 2005, Brochu has gone on to land notable roles in theatre, film and television.
Making a name for herself on the silver screen, Brochu has appeared in several pictures including Tom at the Farm by Xavier Dolan — for which she received a Canadian Screen Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress — and Café de Flore by Jean-Marc Vallée.
However, Brochu’s newest project may just be her golden ticket to superstar status. Making its world premiere on CBC on February 18, 2015 (9 p.m. EST), X COMPANY is an action packed TV drama, set in the world of WWII espionage and covert operations.
This highly anticipated series follows the stories of five young recruits uprooted from their ordinary lives to train as agents in an ultra-secret facility on the shores of Lake Ontario. Masterminded by the authorities at Camp X, these highly skilled recruits must undergo one dangerous operation after another — all for the good of mankind.
Though the premise of the show may be reminiscent of a Bond film, the inspiration for X COMPANY comes straight out of Canadian history books. Shrouded in mystery, Camp X was the unofficial name of a Second World War commando training installation located right here in Ontario.
The writers of the series spent considerable time researching the accounts behind Camp X and interviewing historians to unearth its contribution to the WWII effort. Some of the characters are even inspired by actual people that came through Camp X.
Wanting to honour the memories of these unsung heroes, a star-studded cast has been assembled to bring this story to life. Alongside Jack Laskey, Warren Brown, Dustin Milligan, Connor Price, Hugh Dillon and Lara Jean Chorostecki, Brochu plays the role of Aurora, a half Jewish-German, half French-Canadian, trilingual strategist and undercover specialist.
Struggling with the emotional loss of her colleague in the midst of grappling with the responsibilities of her new position at Camp X, Aurora must overcome her inner demons as she and her team fight to rid the world of the Nazi regime.
“Evelyne Brochu does a fantastic job playing this aspirational version of a person struggling between multiple identities, having a powerful passion for justice, and having grave doubts about her ability to lead a team,” says Stephanie Morgenstern, Co-creator and Executive Producer of X COMPANY.
Perhaps Brochu’s success in the role lies in her admiration for the character. “I’m a really big fan of strong women in real life and in fiction and I think Aurora is one of them. She’s not a hero in terms of she has no fear; she’s not perfect, she’s impulsive, she makes mistakes and I love her for that. Her strength and disheveled beating heart really attracted me to the role,” says Brochu about her character. “The scripts really moved me. Not only are they well researched page-turners and the adventures are really exciting but they are also exciting on a human level. You ask yourself, what would I do in this situation?”
Beyond a history lesson, X COMPANY is a compelling show full of intrigue, action and adventure. Add to this rich character development and inspired performances and this quintessential story of good versus evil becomes one you won’t want to miss.