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Preview: Sam and Kelly are back for more Pretty Hard Cases

In the Season 1 finale of Pretty Hard Cases, Detectives Sam (Meredith MacNeill) and Kelly (Adrienne C. Moore) had wrapped up a massive drug bust and collared big bad Bill (played to perfection by Kim Coates) in the process. And, rather than seeing the pair split up, Kelly was set to join Guns and Gangs meaning—Sam hoped—they would become partners.

That’s exactly what happened, we learn when Pretty Hard Cases returns Wednesday at 9 p.m. on CBC.

In “Pencil Skirts,” written by series co-creator Sherry White, Sam and Kelly take their partnership to new heights when they go undercover as flight attendants to infiltrate a Central American gang’s drug route.

As with the first season of Pretty Hard Cases, the camaraderie between Sam and Kelly is the hook. And, now that they’re partners, that chemistry is even better. As with most second (and third, and fourth, etc.) seasons of a show, the characters are established and the writing is tighter, meaning a smoother ride. Not that Pretty Hard Cases was rough out of the gate, but there’s a groove in Wednesday’s return instalment that is palpable.

There are also some tantalizing peeks at upcoming themes in Season 2. Kelly’s lunch date off the top of “Pencil Skirts” with her estranged sisters hints she’ll be questioning her past relationship decisions and what motherhood might mean to her, Sam and Naz’s relationship moves to a tentative (and, as expected, awkward) next level, and the addition of Rookie Blue‘s Ben Bass as the cost-cutting DS Brad Michaels and Sonja Smits as Sam’s mom, Judy, promise to add verve.

Pretty Hard Cases airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on CBC and CBC Gem.

Image courtesy of CBC.

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Link: Why ‘Orange Is the New Black’s’ Adrienne C. Moore Traded Prison Scrubs for a Badge in ‘Pretty Hard Cases’

From Danielle Turchiano of Variety:

Link: Why ‘Orange Is the New Black’s’ Adrienne C. Moore Traded Prison Scrubs for a Badge in ‘Pretty Hard Cases’
For seven seasons, Adrienne C. Moore played an inmate nicknamed Black Cindy on Netflix’s dark comedy “Orange Is the New Black,” set in a women’s prison Litchfield Penitentiary. With her new Canadian television series, “Pretty Hard Cases,” Moore is now on the other side of the law as Kelly Duff, a no-nonsense drug squad detective. But, she has found some important similarities between the two shows that helped make her professional transition an easy one. Continue reading.

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CBC and NBCUniversal International Studios partner on Cameron Pictures’ Lady Dicks

From a media release:

CBC and NBCUniversal International Studios, a division of NBCUniversal Content Studios, today announced new original drama series LADY DICKS (10×60, Cameron Pictures), starring Meredith MacNeill (Baroness von Sketch Show) and Adrienne C. Moore (Orange Is The New Black).

Co-created by Tassie Cameron (Mary Kills People, Ten Days in the Valley, Rookie Blue, The Robber Bride) and Sherry White (Little Dog, Frontier, Ten Days in the Valley, Rookie Blue), LADY DICKS is a fun and honest portrayal of two radically different female detectives in their early 40s. Critically-acclaimed director, Holly Dale (Batwoman, Mary Kills People) will direct the premiere episode. The series is currently in pre-production and will begin shooting in Ontario this spring.

The action-packed series follows Guns and Gangs detective, Samantha (MacNeill) and Narcotics detective, Kelly (Moore), who by day are true action heroes in their own particular way: skilled, tough, determined, and ruthless. But by night, they’re both grappling with loneliness, dysfunctional families, screwed-up love lives, and a sense that their professional ambitions may not be totally in line with their personal needs. Their friendship could help to balance each other out, if only they didn’t drive one another utterly insane.

A CBC Original Series, LADY DICKS is produced by Cameron Pictures in association with CBC and NBCUniversal International Studios. The series is created by Sherry White and Tassie Cameron, who also serve as Co-Showrunners. Sherry White, Tassie Cameron, Amy Cameron and Alex Patrick are Executive Producers.

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