Played premieres October 3 on CTV

vincesmall(1)From a media release:

CTV’s new series Played will premiere Thursday, October 3 at 10 pm.

CTV has ordered thirteen, one-hour episodes of Played, an ensemble, procedural police drama that follows the activities of the CIU (Covert Investigations Unit), a Toronto-based police unit that goes undercover to infiltrate criminal organizations. In each episode, the detectives perform a high-wire, nerve-wracking act that requires a serious confidence game as they go undercover and convince the bad guys that, they too, are criminals – all the while trying to prevent their jobs from corroding their own lives.


7 thoughts on “Played premieres October 3 on CTV”

    1. Really? ANOTHER cop show? When is someone going to make a drama about Sam Steele ( famous canadian with an incredible history)? We need to start trying things other than just more cop shows. That being said, it does seem interesting and I’ll probably watch it…..grudgingly….harumph.

      1. I think the fact that you’ll probably watch it, however grudgingly, is why they keep making them.

        Personally, I like crime shows (I also read crime novels), but from the supplied description there doesn’t seem to be anything particularly distinctive about this one.

  1. It sounds distinctive to me. I can’t think of another series that is all undercover — lots of squads go undercover here and there, but I can’t think of any that are solely UC. I’m looking forward to it.

    1. Maybe not Canadian series. But down in the States, TNT had a show a couple of years back called Dark Blue that was all about a team of undercover cops. And more recently there’s been the show True Justice, starring Steven Seagal (though I’ve never watched it). You can even go back to the 80s with Wiseguy, or even the 60s/70s with The Mod Squad.

      That doesn’t mean that Played can’t be good. A lot of good cop shows don’t have anything especially distinctive about them. But there’s no hook to Played that entices me at all.

  2. Just saw this thread. Gonna stay in the shadows here, but I was one of at least several people who developed Sam Steele projects at Canadian networks. They just never get picked up.

    1. That’s because our broadcasters are essentially american money funnels with no ambition whatsoever. Sam Steele story would be epic with a decent budget.

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