From a media release:
CBCÂ andÂ NBCUniversal International Studios, a division of Universal Studio Group, today announced additional casting forÂ LADY DICKSÂ (10×60, drama, Cameron Pictures) starringÂ Meredith MacNeillÂ (Baroness von Sketch Show) andÂ Adrienne C. MooreÂ (Orange Is The New Black). The fun, irreverent buddy-cop series, featuring two radically different female detectives in their early 40s, has commenced shooting in Ontario, Canada.
Joining the cast areÂ Tara StrongÂ (Teen Titans),Â Karen RobinsonÂ (Schittâ€™s Creek),Â Dean McDermottÂ (Slasher),Â Al MukadamÂ (Miss Sloane),Â Percy Hynes WhiteÂ (The Gifted),Â Katie DouglasÂ (Mary Kills People), andÂ Ronnie RoweÂ (Star Trek: Discovery).
Co-created byÂ Tassie CameronÂ (Mary Kills People, Ten Days in the Valley, Rookie Blue, The Robber Bride)Â andÂ Sherry WhiteÂ (Little Dog, Frontier, Ten Days in the Valley, Rookie Blue),Â LADY DICKSÂ follows Guns and Gangs detective, Samantha (MacNeill)Â and Drug Squad detective, Kelly (Moore).Â Â By day, theyÂ are heroes in their particular way: skilled, tough, determined, and entertaining,Â fighting to do good in a broken system.Â But by night, theyâ€™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 didnâ€™t drive one another utterly insane. Critically-acclaimed director,Â David WellingtonÂ (Vikings, Orphan Black, Rookie Blue)Â directs the premiere episode.
A CBC original series,Â LADY DICKSÂ 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. For CBC, Sally Catto is General Manager, Entertainment, Factual & Sports; Trish Williams is Executive Director, Scripted Content; Helen Asimakis is Senior Director, Scripted Content; and Nicole Mendes is Executive in Charge of Production. For NBCUniversal International Studios, Jeff Wachtel is President. The series will be distributed by NBCUniversal Global Distribution.
Writers include Tassie Cameron, Sherry White, Adriana Maggs, Ley Lukins, Andrew De Angelis, Jillian Locke, Jennifer Whalen, Lisa Codrington, Jennifer Irons, and Keavy Lynch. Carina Samuels is Junior Story Editor. Directors are David Wellington, Sherry White, Bosede Williams, Cory Bowles, Jordan Canning, Penelope Buitenhuis, and Winnifred Jong.