Hallmark Channel picks up season two of Intelligence

From a media release:

Canada’s Critically-Acclaimed Crime Drama Returns to International Television Fall 2007

Monaco-based Daro Film Distribution, along with Vancouver-based distributor Thunderbird Films, today announced that they have extended their worldwide deal with Hallmark Channel for season two of the Canadian television series Intelligence. The Hallmark Channel deal represents more than 160 territories around the world, including the UK, Scandinavia, Italy, Romania, Poland, Hungry, Israel, China, Hong Kong, India, Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Russia and the Middle East, among others. The second season of the highly acclaimed television drama will debut globally fall 2007.

“We are thrilled to extend our partnership with Hallmark Channel and look forward to the show’s continued success internationally,” said Pierre-Andre Rochat of Daro Film Distribution.

Added Michael Shepard, President of Thunderbird Films, “This deal is a true testament to the genius of Chris Haddock and the popularity of procedural crime dramas the world over.”

“Intelligence had a great first season with us, “commented Mark Lawrence, Director of Global Acquisitions of Hallmark. “We look forward to its second season and to seeing where Jimmy will take viewers next.”

From acclaimed writer/producer Chris Haddock, Intelligence is hailed by critics as “one of the smartest cop dramas in years” (Vancouver Sun). The series was recently nominated for 11 Geminis in Canada and stars Ian Tracey (Da Vinci’s Inquest) as Jimmy Reardon, the third generation head of a West Coast crime family, Klea Scott (Minority Report) as Mary Spalding, head of the local crime unit and Ted Altman (Matt Frewer, Desperation, Max Headroom), as Spalding’s rival officer. With slick, clever storytelling and fast-paced action, Intelligence is a witty cat and mouse game that asks viewers, just who is the “bad guy”?