– Production to begin Summer 2015 in Montréal –
– Adrian Holmes and Jared Keeso return to star as Nick Barron and Ben Chartier –
– Season 1 of the hit series is streaming now on CraveTVTM –
"Critics and viewers who believe Canada doesn't have its own Golden Age shows will want to watch the second season premiere of 19-2." – Bill Brioux, The Canadian Press
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TORONTO, April 13, 2015 /CNW/ - Bravo announced today it has ordered a third season of the gripping original drama, 19-2. An additional 10, one-hour episodes have been ordered from Sphère Média Plus and Echo Media with production expected to begin this summer in Montréal. Nominated for 10 Canadian Screen Awards in 2015, Season 1 of 19-2 received the second-most nominations of any television series behind Space's ORPHAN BLACK, and was Bravo's #1 original series, reaching a total of more than 3.3 million viewers. Adrian Holmes (ARROW) and recent CSA, Best Actor winner Jared Keeso (Godzilla), reprise their roles as embattled beat cops Nick Barron and Ben Chartier. For those who have yet to get hooked on 19-2, Season 1 of 19-2 is streaming now on CraveTVTM.
"Buzzworthy and brilliant, 19-2 is unlike any series in the television landscape, and is truly a point of pride for Bravo," said Tracey Pearce, Senior Vice-President, Specialty and Pay, Bell Media. "From media to viewers, this original, Canadian production has garnered much acclaim, and rightly so. Kudos to the inimitable cast, crew, and the producers, and we look forward to working with Sphère Média Plus and Echo Media on yet another season of this riveting series."
"Extending 19-2's legacy to the Bravo audience has been incredibly rewarding," said Jocelyn Deschênes, Producer and Founding President, Sphère Média Plus. "We are looking forward to producing another season of intense drama with our partners at Bell Media and Echo Media. Our cast and crew are eager to return to Station 19!"
19-2 is co-produced by Sphère Média Plus and Echo Media in association with Bell Media, and stars CSA nominee Laurence Lebeouf (DURHAM COUNTY) as Nick's former lover, Audrey; CSA nominee Dan Petronijevic (SAVING HOPE) as angry beat-cop J.M.; CSA nominee Benz Antoine (THE LISTENER) as struggling alcoholic, officer Tyler; Mylène Dinh-Robic (THE LISTENER) as Tyler's brazen, no-nonsense partner Béatrice; and Bruce Ramsay (CONTINUUM) as manipulative District Commander Marcel Gendron. CSA nominee Maxim Roy (HEARTLAND) returns to guest star as Nick's ex-wife Isabelle.
Source: Numeris (BBM Canada)
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About Sphere Media
Headquartered in the Montreal area, Sphère Média Plus has established itself as a major player in television production. Founded by Jocelyn Deschênes in 1997, the company has earned universal acclaim for the boldness, originality and quality of its productions. With nearly 975 hours of series television to its credit - including successful high-end series like LES HAUTS ET LES BAS DE SOPHIE PAQUIN and its English adaptation SOPHIE, BAD KARMA, TOUTE LA VÉRITÉ, and NOUVELLE ADRESSE the company offers primetime programming that is attractive to viewers and contemporary in outlook.
Sphère Média Plus productions have been sold or adapted in a variety of international markets. In Canada, the company's programs have been seen on the Radio-Canada, TVA, CBC and Séries+ networks, and the company has worked on the pilot of Isabel (adapted from the series LE MONDE DE CHARLOTTE) for NBC in the United States. Over the years the company has won numerous industry and people's choice prizes, including more than 120 Prix Gémeaux (TV industry awards). Sphère Média Plus continues to develop new projects for both the French-and English-speaking markets. Since 2011, the company has had an office in Toronto, confirming its desire to extend its activities across the whole of the North American market.
About Echo Media
Echo Media is a film and television production company headed by President and Founder Luc Châtelain. Over the last 30 years Echo Media (formerly Spectra Television) has produced a rich portfolio of hundreds of hours of programming in all genres that have won the hearts of audiences, critics and industry members alike. The company offers a rich catalogue of award-winning drama series (19-2, ARMISTED MAUPIN'S FURTHER TALES OF THE CITY); animation series (LIFE ON THE BLOCK, FRED'S HEAD); documentaries (Inside The Cirque du Soleil, 10 x OTTO DIX, Building the Future in Haïti, Life is a Highway,); feature films (Memories Corner; Metallic Blues) youth programming (MIAM!, TOOPY AND BINOO, KID PADDLE); as well as comedy and music and variety events coverage (Cirque Éloize's Rain, Nomade, and Nebbia; Amelia by Edouard Lock, Brian Setzer Orchestra).
Nominated for the most prestigious of prizes and festivals, Echo Media is a recipient of numerous awards, notably the Geminis, Gemeaux, ADISQ, Banff Rockie, Montreux Rose d'Or, and International and Primetime Emmys. Echo Media's productions have been distributed in over 180 countries around the world.
About Bell Media Independent Production
Bell Media has commissioned some of Canada's most-watched and most-acclaimed original programming, working with the best Canadian independent producers in the country. Hit CTV series include ratings success stories SAVING HOPE, MOTIVE, the record-breaking THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, and MASTERCHEF CANADA. Among the scripted series on Bell Media pay and specialty channels are the three-time Emmy®-nominated hit DEGRASSI, the internationally acclaimed ORPHAN BLACK, the most-watched original series in Space history BITTEN, Bravo's most-watched new drama 19-2, dramedy SENSITIVE SKIN, and the upcoming KILLJOYS. Bell Media specialty channels are also home to hit factual series HIGHWAY THRU HELL, COLD WATER COWBOYS, and CANADA'S WORST DRIVER, among others.
Bravo delivers compelling stories through clever and immersive programming to viewers across Canada. From high-profile dramas to blockbuster feature films, Bravo is home to award-winning entertainment. Bravo is a division of Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company. More information about Bravo is available at www.bravo.ca.