From a media release:
Production Begins in Montréal on Bravo’s New Original Drama 19-2
- English adaptation of French-Canadian series to premiere in 2014 on Bravo
- 19-2 is co-produced by Montréal’s Sphere Media Plus and Echo Media
- Additional casting announced including Benz Antoine, reprising his role from the original Québec series
- Louis Choquette (Rumours) and Érik Canuel (Bon Cop, Bad Cop) slated to direct
Bravo announced today that production has begun on its new original drama series 19-2. Set to premiere on Bravo in 2014, 19-2 films on location in Montréal throughout the fall. Bravo announced its order of the English-language adaptation of the award-winning Québec series at the Banff World Media Festival in June. Among the writing team are Bruce Smith (PLAYED) and Jesse McKeown (ROGUE), while Louis Choquette (Rumours, Mirador, Le Gentleman) and Érik Canuel (Bon Cop, Bad Cop, Big Wolf on Campus) are set to direct the ten-episode first season of the hour-long drama.
It was also announced today that Benz Antoine will reprise his role as Officer Tyler Joseph from the original Québec series, joining previously announced cast members Adrian Holmes (ARROW) and Jared Keeso (FALLING SKIES), who star as Nick Barron and Ben Chartier respectively. Maxim Roy (HEARTLAND) joins the cast as Nick’s estranged wife and fellow district detective, Isabelle Latendresse and Laurence Leboeuf (DURHAM COUNTY) joins as Audrey Pouliot, a fellow uniformed cop who is attracted to her colleague Nick. Additional cast announced today include Dan Petronijevic (SAVING HOPE) as angry beat cop J.M. Brouillard, Mylène Dinh-Robic (THE LISTENER) as Tyler’s no-nonsense partner Béatrice Hamelin, Conrad Pla (THE LISTENER) as straight-shooting Sergeant Julien Houle, and Bruce Robert Ramsay (CONTINUUM) as the manipulative District Commander Marcel Gendron.
A richly-nuanced human drama, 19-2 follows the lives of patrol officers Ben Chartier (Keeso) and Nick Barron (Holmes). Nick is a veteran on Montréal’s urban police force and has just returned from a three-month leave following the traumatic shooting of his partner. On his first day back, he is unhappy to learn he has been partnered with Ben, who has just transferred from a small town to restart his life in the big city. Both men are good cops who deeply care about the job, yet struggle to move beyond painful events in their past. Ben and Nick must attempt to put their differences aside as their lives further intertwine, both professionally and personally, and continue to take surprising and dramatic turns.
19-2 is co-produced by Sphère Média Plus and Echo Media in association with Bell Media. Executive producers are Jocelyn Deschênes and Carolyn Newman from Sphère Média Plus and Luc Châtelain from Echo Media. 19-2 is an English-adaptation of the hit Québec series from the creators and stars of the original, Réal Bossé and Claude Legault and director Podz. Executive Producer Bruce Smith (DURHAM COUNTY) also acts as writer, with Jesse Mckeown (DAVINCI’S INQUEST, ROGUE) and Virginia Rankin as co-executive producers. Directors are Louis Choquette, who also directed the series’ pilot episode, and Érik Canuel. Production Executives for Bell Media are Gosia Kamela and Tom Hastings. Trish Williams is Director, Independent Production, Bell Media. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media. Catherine MacLeod is Senior Vice-President, Specialty Channels, Bell Media. Rick Brace is President, Specialty Channels and CTV Production. Phil King is President, CTV Programming and Sports.
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