From a media release:
â€œWe take care of our friendsâ€¦ so long as you remain a friend.â€ Following a successful six-episode Season 1 run, City is taking care of its viewers by greenlighting eight new one-hour episodes for Season 2 of the compelling, original drama Bad Blood, starring Canadian powerhouse Kim Coates. Produced in partnership with New Metric Media and SphÃ¨re MÃ©dia Plus, in association with distributors DHX Media and Skyvision, writing on the new season is currently underway with production slated to begin this summer for a Fall 2018 premiere. Additional broadcast details will be announced at a later date.
Season 1 of Bad Blood is nominated for three 2018 Canadian Screen Awards, including nods for Kim Coates and Maxim Roy for Best Lead Actor and Actress, Drama or Limited Series, respectively, and Michael Konyves for Best Writing, Drama or Limited Series. Both Coates and Roy are among the confirmed presenters for Sunday nightâ€™s CSA broadcast gala.
Reaching 3.2 million Canadians and consistently holding a spot in the Top 10 shows among all English stations during its time period (Ind. 2+), Season 1 of Bad Blood followed the true-crime saga of one of Canadaâ€™s most notorious mafia bosses, Vito Rizzuto (Anthony LaPaglia). Now, five years after Rizzutoâ€™s death, his former right-hand man Declan Gardiner (Coates) is the reigning king of the Montreal drug trade â€“ that is, until a new breed of mafiosos arrive to wage war in an attempt to wrestle the city from his grasp.
Michael Konyves will return as showrunner, alongside writers Patrick Moss and Alison Bingeman. Additional casting details will be announced in the coming weeks.