In the news: Enrico Colantoni and Hugh Dillon of Flashpoint

By Jim Halterman of the Futon Critic:

    “Staking its claim as the first Canadian police drama on network television since “Due South” went off the air nearly ten years ago, “Flashpoint” returns to the CBS schedule after a successful run this summer. While also airing on the CTV network in Canada, the series focuses on the elite tactical unit known as the Strategic Response Unit (SRU), which is closely modeled after Toronto’s real-life Emergency Task Force (ETF). Series stars Hugh Dillon and Enrico Colantoni, along with executive producers Anne Marie La Traverse and Bill Mustos, spoke about being Canada-based, the show’s new time slot and juggling the tactical and personal stories in each episode.” Read more.

From Troy Rogers of The Deadbolt:

  • The Weapons Training of Flashpoint with Enrico Colantoni and Hugh Dillon
    “After a successful first season on CBS, the cops of the SRU task force return for a second run of Flashpoint on CBS, as actors Hugh Dillon and Enrico Colantoni suit up to rescue hostages, take down gangs, dismantle bombs, and scale buildings on the side of elite law enforcement. Premiering January 9 at 9m, Flashpoint will see Dillon and Colantoni step back into their roles as Ed Lane and Sgt. Gregory Parker as the two tactical team members begin another round of negotiating, profiling and applying their psychological strategies to diffuse a new season of hair raising and life threatening situations.” Read more.