From a media release:
â€“ 13 episodes now being shot on location in Vancouver â€“
â€“ Series star Kristin Lehman directs an episode of the multi-CSA nominated series â€“
â€“ Victor Zinck Jr. (THE 100), and Karen LeBlanc (CRACKED) set to guest star in recurring roles this season â€“
CTV announced today, in association with Foundation Features and Lark Productions, that production has begun on Season 4 of hit Canadian crime dramaÂ MOTIVE. A 2014 Canadian Screen Award nominee for Best Dramatic Series,Â MOTIVEÂ finished its third season with an average audience of 1.24 million viewers, landing the series among the Top 4 most-watched Canadian dramas last season. Shooting in and around Vancouver through February 2016,Â MOTIVEâ€™s 13 new episodes will join CTVâ€™s upcoming midseason lineup.
Joining Season 4 in recurring roles are Victor Zinck Jr. (THE 100) and Karen LeBlanc (CRACKED), who are both set to don detective badges as they become the newest additions to the seriesâ€™ homicide team. Series star Kristin Lehman returns as Detective Angie Flynn, and takes on a new role this season: directing one of the seriesâ€™ episodes.Â MOTIVEÂ also stars Louis Ferreira (SGU STARGATE UNIVERSE) as Detective Oscar Vega, Brendan Penny (THE ASSISTANTS) as Detective Brian Lucas, and Lauren Holly (NCIS) as medical examiner, Dr. Betty Rogers.
With the climactic Season 3 finale ofÂ MOTIVE, viewers last saw Angie and Vega in the hospital hallway as Vega was wheeled into surgery to remove the tumor in his throat. Season 4 picks up three months later, and finds Angie and the rest of the homicide team feeling the pressure to bring a copâ€™s killer to justice as they adjust to Vegaâ€™s new role as their Staff Sergeant and the personality quirks of their new colleague, Detective Mitch Kennecki (Victor Zinck, Jr.). All past episodes of MOTIVE are streaming now onÂ CraveTVâ„¢.
MOTIVEÂ is produced by Foundation Features and Lark Productions in association with Bell Media.Â Executive ProducersÂ are Dennis Heaton (CALL ME FITZ,Â Fido), who also serves as the Season 4 Showrunner; series creator Daniel Cerone (DEXTER, THE BLACKLIST); Louise Clark (CORNER GAS, HIGH MOON);Â Rob Merilees (Stone of Destiny,Â Brain on Fire); Erin Haskett (THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF VANCOUVER); Rob LaBelle (MENTAL); Lindsay Macadam (Brain on Fire); and Ben Brafman (PERSON OF INTEREST, DEFYING GRAVITY).Â The series is distributed internationally by NBC Universal International.