Dark Oracle is a Canadian produced TV series that premiered in 2004 on the popular Canadian channel YTV. It was created by Jana Sinyor (former writer for Degrassi: the Next Generation and creator of Being Erica), and co-developed by Heather Conkie. In 2005, Dark Oracle won the International Emmy for Best Children’s and youth program.
Dark Oracle follows the adventures of 15-year-old twins Cally and Lance Stone who discovered a comic book that gave them clues about the future of their lives. As they were suddenly thrust into a comic book world of danger, fear and uncertainty, the twins learn that Dark Oracle has a hidden agenda that threatens their very existence. In a unique blend of live action and comic book style animation, the two confront their alter egos, Violet and Blaze, who possess the uncanny ability to manipulate their future. With events in the comic book world influencing ones in their own world, Cally and Lance struggle to stay one step ahead of their dark counterparts, or face a very unpleasant fate. The stakes become higher still, with Violet and Blaze trying to escape into the real world to wreak further havoc.
Dark Oracle starred Paula Brancati and Alex House as Cally and Lance Stone, along with Jonathan Malen as Dizzy, Lance and Cally’s long-time friend and Danielle Miller as Sage, employee at Gamerz Cave and Lance’s girlfriend.
“One of the things that drew us to Dark Oracle, is that it applies a strong high concept, of a comic book coming to life, to the lives of ordinary high school kids. Visually it’s going to look amazing, and it’s a terrific arena for great dramatic stories as Lance and Cally have to figure out how to deal with the predictions of the comic,” explained Suzanne French, producer at Shaftesbury Films.
Dark Oracle’s second season took a different turn from the first season, with the comic book characters intervening directly with the main cast. Dizzy and Sage learn about the comic and have their own experiences with it.
Dark Oracle. …… Canadian, and I love it!!!