From a media release:
– Set to premiere on Global in Spring 2016, the series is produced by Entertainment One in association with Shaw Media –
Entertainment One Television (eOne) and Shaw Media announced today that production has begun onÂ The CodeÂ (working title) starring Golden Globe nominee andÂ Canadian Screen Award winnerÂ Jason Priestley. Set to premiere on Global in spring 2016, this new 10-episode one-hour drama series is a rousing P.I. procedural with a wry wit that combines drama, humour, and romance. Priestley plays â€œMatt â€˜Shadowâ€™ Shadeâ€, an ex-pro hockey player who uses his ability to read people and anticipate their moves in his new gig as a crime-solving P.I. along with his smart, beautiful, and feisty partner â€œAngie Everettâ€ played byÂ Cindy SampsonÂ (Rogue, Rookie Blue).
Shot on location in and around Toronto,Â The CodeÂ takes a modern spin on the classic noir hero story, as Matt and Angie investigate a wide range of fascinating cases from fraud to adultery to conspiracy and murder, while offering a great relationship drama along the way.
Additional cast includeÂ Barry FlatmanÂ (Fargo, Defiance) as Shadeâ€™s father â€œDonâ€ â€“ the ultimate blue-collar hockey dad. Matt Shade wouldnâ€™t be the ex-pro athlete that he is if Don hadnâ€™t driven him to every game and pushed him to be focused and hard-working.Â Jordyn NegriÂ (Warehouse 13,Â Dino Dan) plays Shadeâ€™s visually impaired daughter â€œJulesâ€ who is wise beyond her years but yearns to fit in â€“ just like every 14-year-old.
The CodeÂ will also feature guest stars throughout the season, including hockey legendÂ Doug GilmourÂ who makes a cameo in episode one.
The CodeÂ is executive produced by John Morayniss and Rachel Fulford for eOne along with Shawn Piller, Lloyd Segan, Shelley Eriksen, Alan McCullough, Tassie Cameron, Kelly Makin and Jason Priestley.Â Showrunners/writers are Shelley Eriksen (Continuum,Â Flashpoint) and Alan McCullough (Rookie Blue,Â Reign). Set to direct this season are Kelly Makin, Anne Wheeler, Shawn Piller, Charles Officer, Jason Priestley, Rob Lieberman and Jerry Ciccoritti.