From a media release:
Quick Hit: FLASHPOINT Presents a Special Season 3 Sneak Peek July 16 on CTV
- FLASHPOINT fans can find out if they’re SRU material in the interactive simulation game FLASHPOINT: TRAINING DAY, also launching July 16 on CTV.ca
- Catch up on previous episodes at CTV.ca
Buckle up FLASHPOINT fans! The summer just got hotter as CTV announced today that the Gemini Award-winning series presents a special Season 3 sneak peek episode on Friday, July 16 at 10 p.m. ET on CTV (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times). A quick-hit teaser of a third season locked and loaded with hard-hitting storylines, painful decisions, and Team One’s toughest adversaries yet, the mid-summer primer is a can’t miss target for FLASHPOINT fans. Earlier this month CTV announced the pick-up of a fourth season which will begin production in Toronto for the 2010/2011 season. Following its television broadcast, the Season 3 sneak peek will be available on demand on the CTV Video Player at CTV.ca.
In the Season 3 sneak peek, entitled Ã¢â‚¬Å“Unconditional LoveÃ¢â‚¬Â (July 16), Team One must resolve a standoff at a seedy motel with a fugitive whose shot two police officers and taken a teenager, Paul Wilder (Devon Bostick, BEING ERICA), hostage. At first, Paul seems like a good kid in a bad situation, but as the team digs deeper it uncovers chilling secrets that reveal Paul is far from innocent. What began as a standoff ends as a desperate chase through the city’s sewer system, and it’s up to Parker (Enrico Colantoni) to stop Paul from making a mistake that will change him forever. Meanwhile, Ed (Hugh Dillon) discovers that his cop brother Roy (Colin Cunningham, DA VINCI’S INQUEST) might have been responsible for one of the officers getting shot Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ and that his wife is, unexpectedly, expecting.
Also launching on Friday, July 16 on CTV.ca/FLASHPOINT is FLASHPOINT: TRAINING DAY, an interactive, online simulation game that gives FLASHPOINT fans the chance to become virtual members of the Strategic Response Unit (SRU). Adopting the role of a rookie recruit, website visitors enter FLASHPOINT: TRAINING DAY and explore SRU training with tactical and strategic training modules, including real time negotiations with a hostage taker. FLASHPOINT: TRAINING DAY uses actors from the show to create a realistic training environment, bringing players inside the SRU. Players undertake a recruitment test and training modules and eventually the final tests to see if they have what it takes to become an SRU officer.
FLASHPOINT stars an impressive list of talent, including Hugh Dillon (DURHAM COUNTY) as Ed Lane, team leader and lead sniper; Enrico Colantoni (VERONICA MARS) as Gregory Parker, the team sergeant and head negotiator; Amy Jo Johnson (FELICITY) as Julianna Ã¢â‚¬Å“JulesÃ¢â‚¬Â Callaghan, secondary negotiator and rappelling expert; David Paetkau (WHISTLER) as Sam Braddock, the young hot-shot sniper on the team; Michael Cram (STARGATE: ATLANTIS) as Kevin Ã¢â‚¬Å“WordyÃ¢â‚¬Â Wordsworth, who specializes in close quarter combat; and Sergio Di Zio (Just Buried) as Mike Ã¢â‚¬Å“SpikeÃ¢â‚¬Â Scarlatti, explosives and tactical toys expert.
FLASHPOINT is produced by Pink Sky Entertainment and Avamar Entertainment in association with CTV and CBS Television Studios. Anne Marie La Traverse and Bill Mustos serve as executive producers. Co-creators Mark Ellis and Stephanie Morgenstern helm the writing department alongside co-executive producers Melissa R. Byer and Treena Hancock. Trish Williams is the CTV Production Executive working with the series. Brett Burlock is Director, Program Development for CTV. Susanne Boyce is President, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc. Vera and Tele Munchen are the international distributors.