The Border returns Sept. 29

From a media release:

  • Nine-Time gemini nominated HIT SERIES The border returns for season two on CBC television, Monday, Sept. 29, at 9 p.m.
  • Series broadens its borders with guest stars Grace Park, Daisy Beaumont and Nicholas Campbell

International conflicts, political tensions and high-pressure decisions in the midst of personal and professional relationships face Canada’s top Immigration and Customs Security Unit (ICS). Nominated for nine 2008 Gemini Awards, including Best Dramatic Series, Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role (James McGowan), Best Performance by a Supporting Actor (Jonas Chernick) and Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Catherine Disher), season two of THE BORDER debuts on CBC Television, Monday, Sept. 29, at 9 p.m.

Personal entanglements mix with political intrigue as Major Mike Kessler (James McGowan), Detective Sergeant Gray Jackson (Graham Abbey) and Sergeant Layla Hourani (Nazneen Contractor) become involved in intimate relationships, which cross dangerously into their professional lives. The stakes are also high for Agent Bianca LaGarda (Sofia Milos), as she puts her career on the line for her Canadian colleagues. Reputations are at stake, and the demand for border security has never been even more complex.

From sleeper cells and corporate spies to U.S. Army deserters and Kenyan drug traffickers, people and conflicts from around the world play major roles this season.

“Viewers will not be disappointed,” said Kirstine Layfield, executive director of network programming, CBC. “This season’s riveting storylines and new cast members will keep Canadians coming back for more.”

Vancouver-based actress Grace Park (Battlestar Galactica, The Cleaner) joins THE BORDER mid-season as the ambitious and inexperienced Homeland Security Agent Liz Carver, whose personal life too often crosses over into her professional life. British actress Daisy Beaumont (EastEnders) also joins the cast as Charlotte Bates, an amoral and powerful British M16 agent whose pragmatism puts her at odds with Kessler. And acclaimed Canadian actor Nicholas Campbell (The Englishman’s Boy, DaVinci’s Inquest) guest stars as Gray Jackson’s (Graham Abbey) father Dougie, a down-and-out gambler who lives in the murky shadow of the mob.