From a media release:
CTV, in partnership with Sony Pictures Television and WGN America announced today the renewal of the comedic procedural series CARTER for a second season, starring Jerry Oâ€™Connell (Billions), Sydney Poitier Heartsong (Chicago P.D.) and Kristian Bruun (Orphan Black).
Andy Berman (Psych, Rosewood) joins CARTER as showrunner and executive producer for its sophomore season, which returns to North Bay, ON to commence production this spring. Series creator Garry Campbell (Kids in The Hall, MADtv) returns as an executive producer and writer on the series.
CARTER revolves around Harley Carter (Oâ€™Connell), the star of a hit detective TV show, who decides he needs a break from Hollywood and returns to his northern hometown where he quickly discovers that his years of playing a fictional detective come in handy when he finds himself immersed in real-life mysteries. In Season 2, Carter plants roots as a celebrity PI and doubles down on his fame in a world where life continues to imitate TV. But Carter will discover that the toughest cases to solve are personal ones when he finds himself embroiled in a love triangle with his best friend and her new boss, where the stakes are winner takes all.
The series was commissioned by Sony Pictures Television (SPT) for AXN in Spain, Latin America, Brazil, Japan, Central Europe and Russia; and by CTV in Canada. The series is distributed by SPT worldwide, excluding Canada.
In Canada, CARTER made CTVâ€™s sister network, Bravo, the #1 specialty channel in its timeslot. In the U.S., CARTER aired on WGN America as its most-watched original series in 2018. CARTER has also been a boon to AXN around the world. For example, it has been a success across Europe, reaching 6.5 million total viewers in 2018.
CARTER is produced by Amaze Film + Television, executive produced by the companyâ€™s Teza Lawrence and Michael Souther (Call Me Fitz, Saint Ralph) as well as Campbell, Berman and series star Oâ€™Connell.