– 13 episodes now being shot on location in Vancouver –
– Series star Kristin Lehman directs an episode of the multi-CSA nominated series –
– Victor Zinck Jr. (THE 100), and Karen LeBlanc (CRACKED) set to guest star in recurring roles this season –
–Seasons 1-3 available now in their entirety on CraveTVTM –
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VANCOUVER, Oct. 5, 2015 /CNW/ - CTV announced today, in association with Foundation Features and Lark Productions, that production has begun on Season 4 of hit Canadian crime drama MOTIVE. A 2014 Canadian Screen Award nominee for Best Dramatic Series, MOTIVE finished its third season with an average audience of 1.24 million viewers, landing the series among the Top 4 most-watched Canadian dramas last season. Shooting in and around Vancouver through February 2016, MOTIVE's 13 new episodes will join CTV's upcoming midseason lineup.
Joining Season 4 in recurring roles are Victor Zinck Jr. (THE 100) and Karen LeBlanc (CRACKED), who are both set to don detective badges as they become the newest additions to the series' homicide team. Series star Kristin Lehman returns as Detective Angie Flynn, and takes on a new role this season: directing one of the series' episodes. MOTIVE also stars Louis Ferreira (SGU STARGATE UNIVERSE) as Detective Oscar Vega, Brendan Penny (THE ASSISTANTS) as Detective Brian Lucas, and Lauren Holly (NCIS) as medical examiner, Dr. Betty Rogers.
**Media Note** Photography for MOTIVE is available online at BellMediaPR.ca
"It's a testament to MOTIVE's strength and audience appeal that the series enters its fourth season with murders and mysteries as fresh and compelling as those offered in its first," said Corrie Coe, Senior Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media. "We're excited by the new direction the series is set to take this season with guest stars Victor Zinck Jr. and Karen LeBlanc, and look forward to again working with the amazing ensemble cast and crew in Vancouver on another incredible season."
With the climactic Season 3 finale of MOTIVE, viewers last saw Angie and Vega in the hospital hallway as Vega was wheeled into surgery to remove the tumor in his throat. Season 4 picks up three months later, and finds Angie and the rest of the homicide team feeling the pressure to bring a cop's killer to justice as they adjust to Vega's new role as their Staff Sergeant and the personality quirks of their new colleague, Detective Mitch Kennecki (Victor Zinck, Jr.). All past episodes of MOTIVE are streaming now on CraveTV™.
MOTIVE is produced by Foundation Features and Lark Productions in association with Bell Media. Executive Producers are Dennis Heaton (CALL ME FITZ, Fido), who also serves as the Season 4 Showrunner; series creator Daniel Cerone (DEXTER, THE BLACKLIST); Louise Clark (CORNER GAS, HIGH MOON); Rob Merilees (Stone of Destiny, Brain on Fire); Erin Haskett (THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF VANCOUVER); Rob LaBelle (MENTAL); Lindsay Macadam (Brain on Fire); and Ben Brafman (PERSON OF INTEREST, DEFYING GRAVITY). The series is distributed internationally by NBC Universal International.
For Bell Media, Michele McMahon and Kathleen Meek are Production Executives; Tom Hastings is Director, Drama, Independent Production; and Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Independent Production. Mike Cosentino is Head, Programming, CTV Networks and CraveTV. Randy Lennox is President, Entertainment Production and Broadcasting, Bell Media.
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 internationally acclaimed ORPHAN BLACK, the smash-hit thriller BITTEN, Space's most-watched original series KILLJOYS, Bravo's most-watched original drama 19-2, award-winning dramedy SENSITIVE SKIN, and upcoming cult comedy, LETTERKENNY. Bell Media specialty channels are also home to hit factual series HIGHWAY THRU HELL, COLD WATER COWBOYS, and CANADA'S WORST DRIVER, among others.
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 14 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.
SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:
@kristinlehman1 – Kristin Lehman
@TheLuigi_F – Louis Ferreira
@BrendanJPenny – Brendan Penny
@LaurenHolly – Lauren Holly
@viczinck - Victor Zinck Jr.
@KarenVLeBlanc - Karen LeBlanc
Source: Numeris (BBM Canada), BY2014-15: Sep 22, 2014 – Sep 13, 2015.