From the Canadian Press:
Link: COVID-19 hits Newfoundland set of TV show ‘Hudson & Rex’
The canine-cop TV series “Hudson & Rex” has been hit by COVID-19, forcing it to shut down production for at least a day.
Show producer Paul Pope said Friday a woman involved in the Newfoundland-shot series had tested positive for the disease and was isolating. Continue reading.
From a media release:
Who let the dogs out?! As announced on Breakfast Television this morning, Hudson & Rex – Citytv’s highest-rated original scripted series* – is back with more bite as it returns for Season 3. Produced by Shaftesbury and Pope Productions Ltd., in association with Citytv and Beta Film GmbH, the new 16-episode season is bound to deliver more action and heartwarming moments with the return of beloved duo John Reardon as Detective Charlie Hudson (@JohnHBReardon) and Diesel vom Burgimwald as Rex (@hudsonandrex).
Working within the provincial guidelines, production for Season 3 is scheduled to begin this July with the paw-some duo investigating new high-profile crimes and sniffing out mysteries for the St. John’s Police Department. Sold to more than 100 Territories including Italy, Germany, and France, Hudson & Rex will continue to be filmed in St. John’s, Nfld, where the series is set. Starring alongside John Reardon and Diesel are returning cast members Mayko Nguyen (@maykohaixep) as Dr. Sarah Truong, Kevin Hanchard (@KevinHanchard) as Superintendent Joseph Donovan, and Justin Kelly (@IsJustKelly) as Tech Analyst Jesse Mills.
Viewers can catch up on the first two seasons on the Citytv NOW app for iOS, Android, and fourth-generation Apple TV. Details on broadcast dates for Season 3 will be announced in the coming weeks.
From Bill Brioux of Brioux.tv:
Link: Why are there so many dogs on TV? These Canadian canines are taking over
Who let the dogs out — and onto our screens?
Canine stars are wagging their tails all over television with dogs from Canada leading the pack.
The main two are Diesel vom Burgimwald — the magnificent German shepherd starring as a K9 cop partner on Citytv’s “Hudson & Rex” — and Levi, a striking red retriever who plays Seeing Eye dog Pretzel on the shot-in-Toronto CW series “In the Dark” (also on the CTV Drama Channel). Continue reading.