From a media release:
â€“ Filmed and set in Vancouver, this Chinese crime drama series is available in Mandarin, Cantonese and English â€“
â€“ The eight-part, 30-minute series is produced by Breakthrough Entertainment, with development on Season 2 already underway â€“
OMNI Television today announced broadcast details for the new, original seriesÂ Blood and WaterÂ â€“Â aÂ compelling, character-driven, crime drama that delves into the secrets and lies of a tightly-knit family. This half-hour, eight-part crime drama premieres with two back-to-back episodesÂ Nov. 8Â atÂ 10 p.m. ET/PTÂ andÂ 10:30 p.m. ET/PT, and will air regularlyÂ SundaysÂ atÂ 10 p.m. ET/PTÂ onÂ OMNI TelevisionÂ (check local listings) with episodes airing next day onÂ www.OMNITV.ca.
Produced in Mandarin, Cantonese, and English,Â Blood and WaterÂ follows the story of Jo Bradley (Steph Song,Â Everythingâ€™s Gone Green), an ambitious young detective who overcomes her personal challenges in order to find the killer of a Vancouver billionaire’s troubled son.
In the premiere episode, after Jo is hit with an unexpected diagnosis of cancer, she is given the assignment of lead detective in a complicated homicide. The drug addicted son of a prominent family has turned up dead and ritualistically buried in the endowment lands. With everything at stake, the pressure is on for Jo to quickly solve the crime and make the department look good in this high profile case, before the clock runs out.
Directed by noted Canadian director John L’Ecuyer (Curtis’s Charm),Â Blood and WaterÂ stars Peter Outerbridge (Orphan Black), Elfina Luk, Fiona Fu, Simu Liu, Oscar Hsu, Loretta Yu, Osric Chau, and Russell Yuen, with special appearances by Stuart Hughes, Joel Keller, Morgan Kelly, Maria Ricossa, Victor Chiu, and Richard Chevolleau.
Executive producers are Nat Abraham, Diane Boehme, Ira Levy, Michael McGuigan, and Peter Williamson. The series is produced by Yipeng Ben Lu and Neil Bregman, written by Al Kratina and Dan Trotta, and edited by Paul Winestock and Victor C.H. Fan.Â Â From Rogers Media, Nataline Rodrigues is Director of Original Programming, Hayden Mindell is Vice President of Television Programming & Content, and Colette Watson is Vice President of Broadcast.