Corner Gas Animated’s Tara Spencer-Nairn (Dog River Police Department Constable Karen Pelly) at London Comic Con 2019

The delightful Tara Spencer-Nairn — best known as Dog River Police Department Constable Karen Pelly in the television series “Corner Gas” (2004-2009), “Corner Gas: The Movie” and “Corner Gas Animated” (2018-2019) — discusses the show and her career, shares behind-the-scenes stories and answers fan questions at her 2019 London Comic Con Q&A.

Tara Spencer-Nairn (born January 6th, 1978) is a Canadian actress who has appeared in several other films and TV productions since the mid-1990s. Some of her notable film credits include “New Waterford Girl” (1999) and “Wishmaster 4: The Prophecy Fulfilled” (2002). As for television, Tara has starred in shows such as “The Outer Limits” (1997-1998), “Cold Squad” (1998), “Relic Hunter” (2001), “Bliss” (2002), “ReGenesis” (2004), “Puppets Who Kill” (2004), “Waking Up Wally: The Walter Gretzky Story” (2005), “The Listener” (2011-2014), “Flashpoint” (2012), “Degrassi: The Next Generation” (2012-2015), “The Strain” (2014), “Killjoys” (2017) and “The Beaverton” (2018).

“Corner Gas Animated” (2018-) is a Canadian animated television series for adults, created and written by Brent Butt and David Storey currently in its 2nd season which premiered on July 1st, 2019. The series is an animated revival of the sitcom Corner Gas (2004–2009) and is broadcast on the Comedy Network channel. The series follows the everyday lives of the residents of the small town of Dog River, Saskatchewan. This series is similar to the original, live-action series, but the creators have acknowledged that the animated format will give them opportunities to do stranger and more unrealistic things that the live-action version could not have depicted or filmed. For instance, cutaway gags in the animated version has included a “Mad Max” spoof and a gory fight between a Sasquatch and a unicorn.

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