From a media release:
KING Raids Global Television!
- Season One Encore of Canadian Original Police Drama KING
To Air on Global in Advance of Season Two Premiere on Showcase
Detective Sergeant, Jessica King and her major crimes task force kick-start the New Year on Global Television. Viewers can catch up on season one of the Canadian police drama, KING, Fridays at 10pm ET beginning January 6 on Global in advance of the much-anticipated Showcase season two premiere on February 29 at 9pm ET/PT.
In season one, “Detective Sergeant Derek Spears” (Alan Van Sprang; The Tudors, Cra$h & Burn) has a public, televised meltdown, and “Jessica King” (Amy Price- Francis; The Cleaner, 24, Grey’s Anatomy) is called upon to take leadership of the Major Crimes Task Force – a police squad that is parachuted in to take over cases in crisis. King has survived eight years in Homicide, two marriages and multiple stab wounds. But leading the M.C.T.F. has its consequences and Jess struggled to find a balance between solving cases and family plans.
Season one also features leads Gabriel Hogan (Heartland, The Kennedys) as King’s husband “Danny Sless” and Tony Nardi (Cra$h & Burn) as Chief of Police “Peter Graci.”
Joining returning leads Price-Francis, Van Sprang, Hogan and Nardi in season two is an exciting new cast featuring Rossif Sutherland (ER, The Con Artist), Karen Robinson (Lars and the Real Girl) and Romina D’Ugo (Degrassi Goes Hollywood, Turn the Beat Around).
Looking ahead to season two on Showcase, King must meet the challenge of each case while juggling her pregnancy, her husband’s gambling and the changing dynamics of her team. She is firmly in control of the M.C.T.F. and rebuilding the team according to her style and her needs. They include “Martin Carr” (Sutherland), a hot shot from the Spin Unit who challenges King on personal and professional levels; “Ingrid Evans” (Robinson), one of Organized Crime’s most experienced players whose sarcastic wit and sense of humour can only be matched by King and “Alessandra Taylor” (D’Ugo), Danny’s young new partner. These new team members will inevitably shake things up and Spears will have to adjust if he wants to stay relevant.
King is developed by Indian Grove Productions in association with Shaw Media (removed Showcase). Executive Producers and series creators are Bernard Zukerman and Greg Spottiswood.