– New 10-episode, one-hour, character-driven detective drama stars celebrated Canadian actor Wendy Crewson (SAVING HOPE, Room), Shenae Grimes-Beech (90210, DEGRASSI: THE NEXT GENERATION), and Angela Griffin (CORONATION STREET, BRIEF ENCOUNTERS) –
– Produced by renowned Canadian producer Ilana Frank of ICF Films (SAVING HOPE, ROOKIE BLUE) with Entertainment One (eOne) in association with CTV –
– Award-winning supporting cast includes David Cubitt (MEDIUM), David Ferry (LEGION), Matthew Edison (THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE), Ben Bass (ROOKIE BLUE), and Al Mukadam (SECOND JEN) –
–THE DETAIL will premiere as part of CTV's 2017/18 broadcast schedule and air on ION Television in the U.S. –
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TORONTO, May 1, 2017 /CNW/ - CTV announced today, in association with Ilana Frank's ICF Films and Entertainment One (eOne), that production has begun on THE DETAIL, the network's new, one-hour, detective series. The 10-episode ensemble drama centers on three fiercely talented female homicide investigators who work tirelessly to solve crimes while navigating the complicated demands of their personal lives.
The new series stars the award-winning Wendy Crewson (SAVING HOPE, Room), along with Shenae Grimes-Beech (90210, DEGRASSI: THE NEXT GENERATION), and U.K. talent Angela Griffin (CORONATION STREET, BRIEF ENCOUNTERS).
From the producing and writing team behind the hit TV series SAVING HOPE, THE DETAIL is set to premiere as part of CTV's 2017/2018 schedule and will continue to shoot in and around Toronto until July 25, 2017. The series has also been picked up by ION Television for broadcast in the U.S.
Shenae Grimes-Beech stars as street smart Detective Jacqueline 'Jack' Cooper, with keen investigative skills, but a messy personal life. Angela Griffin stars as Detective Stevie Hall, a sharp quick-witted interrogator who is Jack's mentor – even while she balances the demands of work and her complicated family life. Wendy Crewson plays Staff Inspector Fiona Currie, the homicide unit's formidable boss, who works overtime to secure justice, no matter what the cost.
Also announced today, all-star supporting cast members joining the series include David Cubitt (MEDIUM, VAN HELSING) as Detective Kyle Price, Stevie's (Griffin) old flame and new co-worker at the division; David Ferry (LEGION) as Harry Barker, Stevie's (Griffin) step-father and retired cop; Matthew Edison (THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE) as Stevie's (Griffin) husband Jono Hall; Ben Bass (ROOKIE BLUE) as Marc Savage, Jack's (Grimes-Beech) silver-tongued boyfriend; Al Mukadam (SPUN OUT) as the well-connected Detective Aaron Finch; and Matt Gordon (Room, ROOKIE BLUE) as Detective Donnie Sullivan, the surly yet lovable lug of homicide.
"We look forward to continuing our creative partnership with Ilana Frank and eOne on this dramatic detective series anchored by strong talented female characters and the actresses behind them," said Corrie Coe, Senior Vice-President, Original Programming, Bell Media. "THE DETAIL offers a fresh take on the one-hour procedural with a unique blend of drama, investigation, action, and wit by these three women solving major crimes against the odds."
"We share a passion for this project, for these characters, and for entertaining audiences with realistic, human, and engaging stories," said Adam Pettle, Co-Showrunner and Executive Producer. Ley Lukins, Co-Showrunner and Executive Producer adds, "We can't wait to introduce people to Jack Cooper, Stevie Hall, Fiona Currie and all the other exciting characters, brought to life by our team of wonderful writers, actors, and crew to TV screens."
THE DETAIL is produced by Ilana Frank of ICF Films with global independent studio eOne in association with CTV, with the participation of the Canada Media Fund, the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit, and the Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit. All distribution rights are handled by eOne.
The series was developed by Ley Lukins (SAVING HOPE, LOST GIRL) who serves as Co-Showrunner and Executive Producer with Adam Pettle (SAVING HOPE, KING). Executive Producers are Ilana Frank (SAVING HOPE, ROOKIE BLUE), John Morayniss (BITTEN, RANSOM), and Linda Pope (SAVING HOPE, ROOKIE BLUE), with co-executive producers Jocelyn Hamilton (CARDINAL), Sonia Hosko (SAVING HOPE, ROOKIE BLUE), and Gregory Smith (ROOKIE BLUE). Other writers include Naledi Jackson, Sarah Goodman, Graeme Stewart, Katrina Saville, Joe Pernice, and Matt Doyle. Directors on the series include Gregory Smith, Jordan Canning, Kelly Makin, Sara St. Onge, Grant Harvey, John Fawcett, and James Genn.
For Bell Media, Kathleen Meek is Production Executive; Tom Hastings is Director, Drama, Original Programming; Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Original Programming; Pat DiVittorio is Vice-President, CTV and Specialty Programming. Mike Cosentino is Senior Vice-President, Content and Programming, Bell Media. Randy Lennox is President, Bell Media.
SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:
Angela Griffin: @angela_griffin
Shenae Grimes-Beech: @shenaegrimes
Wendy Crewson: @wendy_crewson
David Cubitt: @david_cubitt
David Ferry: @lazyboyhat
About Entertainment One:
Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a global independent studio that specializes in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. The Company's diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales, family programming, merchandising and licensing, and digital content. Through its global reach and expansive scale, powered by deep local market knowledge, the Company delivers the best content to the world.
Entertainment One's robust network includes film and television studio The Mark Gordon Company; content creation venture Amblin Partners with Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment; leading feature film production and global sales company Sierra Pictures; unscripted television production companies Renegade 83, Paperny Entertainment and Force Four Entertainment; world-class music labels Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; and award-winning digital agency Secret Location.
The Company's rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 100,000 hours of film and television content and approximately 40,000 music tracks.
About Bell Media Original Programming:
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 series commissioned by CTV include ratings success stories SAVING HOPE, the record-breaking THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, MASTERCHEF CANADA, hit drama CARDINAL, and upcoming original series THE DISAPPEARANCE, THE INDIAN DETECTIVE, and THE DETAIL. Among the original series on Bell Media pay, specialty, and streaming platforms are Space's internationally acclaimed ORPHAN BLACK as well as KILLJOYS and DARK MATTER; Bravo's award-winning and most-watched original drama 19-2; CraveTV comedies LETTERKENNY and WHAT WOULD SAL DO?; Discovery's first-ever drama FRONTIER; Comedy's satirical news series THE BEAVERTON; and nine series and specials for food and lifestyle channel Gusto, including ONE WORLD KITCHEN and FISH THE DISH. Discovery is also home to Bell Media's hit factual franchise HIGHWAY THRU HELL, COLD WATER COWBOYS, and CANADA'S WORST DRIVER, among others. Bell Media is one of the first media companies in North America to commit to producing all new original scripted series in 4K.
CTV is Canada's #1 private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV has been Canada's most-watched television network for the past 15 years in a row. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, digital, and Out-of-Home. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company. More information about CTV can be found on the network's website at CTV.ca.