From a media release:
CTVâ€™s originalÂ MADEÂ®Â in Canada series CARTER returns for its second season on the newly rebranded CTV Drama Channel, full of comic twists and schemes with a two-episode premiere on Friday, Oct. 25 at 9 p.m. ET. In Season 2 of this unorthodox mystery crime drama, starÂ Jerry Oâ€™ConnellÂ reprises his CSA-nominated role as Harley Carter, a former television detective who, having successfully charmed his way through solving real-life mystery cases, has returned to the scene of the crime as an official private detective this season.
Re-joining Carter on his new adventures are fan-favourite co-starsÂ Kristian BruunÂ andÂ Sydney Poitier HeartsongÂ as Harleyâ€™s childhood friends Dave Leigh and police detective Sam Shaw. Together the trio taps into Harleyâ€™s years of playing a fictional detective to uncover a new crop of crimes and culprits in the lakeside town of Bishop, Ontario, further proving that truth can be stranger than fiction.
Joining CARTER this season is CSA-winning actorÂ Lyriq BentÂ (THE AFFAIR) who stars as new police chief Joyce â€œJoyâ€ Warwick Boyle, an NYPD transplant with a mysterious past and threat to Harleyâ€™s love life. In addition to Bent, CARTER boasts a fantastic lineup of multitalented acclaimed guest stars includingÂ David ArquetteÂ (Scream),Â Colin MochrieÂ (WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY?), Oâ€™Connellâ€™s MY SECRET IDENTITY co-starÂ Derek McgrathÂ (KIMâ€™S CONVENIENCE),Â and legendary THE KIDS IN THE HALL alumniÂ Kevin McDonaldÂ andÂ Dave Foley.
In the premiere episode, â€œHarley Wears A Wigâ€ (Friday Oct. 25 at 9 p.m. ET) Harley (Oâ€™Connell) takes on his first official case as a P.I. when Bishop local Neil Jacott (Colin Mochrie) asks him to help track down his missing wife â€“ but things are not quite as they seem. Joyce Boyle (Bent) arrives in town and takes over as the new chief of police for Bishop P.D., inspiring Samâ€™s (Poitier Heartsong) interest and Harleyâ€™s suspicions. Also, Dot (Brenda Kamino)Â deals with her new normal after the passing of her husband Koji (Denis Akiyama).
Next at 10 p.m. ET, the episode entitled â€œHarley Loses a Fingerâ€ begins with a severed human thumb in a jar. When a group of British grifters come to Bishop, Harley(Oâ€™Connell) and the gang find themselves thrust into a Guy Ritchie-style caper and locked into a game of cat and mouse with a charming British conman (Julian Richings, DOOM PATROL).
In Canada, CARTER made Bravo (now CTV Drama Channel) the #1 entertainment specialty channel in its timeslot throughout its run. Outside of Canada, the series was commissioned by Sony Pictures Television (SPT) for AXN, where it will return for Season 2 in select markets across Europe and Latin America and will also return to WGN America in the U.S. The series is distributed by SPT worldwide, excluding Canada.
CARTER is produced by Amaze Film + Television and executive produced by the companyâ€™s founders Teza Lawrence and Michael Souther (CALL ME FITZ, Saint Ralph), producer Victoria Hirst (Away From Her), as well as series creator Garry Campbell, Oâ€™Connell, and Season 2 showrunner and EP Andy Berman (PSYCH).