Production has begun on a new Toronto-made detective drama starring a veteran Canadian actress, a former Degrassi kid and a one-time Coronation Street regular.
The Detail stars Wendy Crewson (Saving Hope, Room), Shenae Grimes-Beech (Degrassi: The Next Generation, 90210) and Angela Griffin (Coronation Street, Inspector Lewis) as female homicide detectives.
The series comes from the producing and writing team behind CTV medical drama Saving Hope, including co-showrunners Ley Lukins (Lost Girl) and Adam Pettle (King). It’s produced by Ilana Frank’s ICF Films in association with Entertainment One and CTV.
Grimes-Beech stars as Jacqueline “Jack” Cooper, described in a news release as a street smart detective with a messy personal life. Griffin is her mentor, Detective Stevie Hall, and Crewson is their boss, Staff Inspector Fiona Currie.
Other cast members include Canadian actors David Cubitt (Medium), David Ferry (Boondock Saints), Matthew Edison (The Girlfriend Experience), Al Mukadam (Second Jen) and Matt Gordon (Rookie Blue), and American actor Ben Bass (Rookie Blue).
The 10-episode drama is shooting in Toronto to air as part of CTV’s 2017/18 season. It has also been picked up by ION Television in the U.S.