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Links: Sight Unseen, Season 1

From Heather M. of The Televixen:

Link: Karen and Nikolijne Troubetzkoy Preview Sight Unseen
Y’all know I’m ride or die on Killjoys, so I was thrilled when we heard last year that CTV had greenlit a new drama from Killjoys alumni and sisters Karen and Nikolijne (Niko) Troubetzkoy – Karen was an executive producer and Niko was a writer and producer. Separately, they’ve also worked on shows ranging from Orphan Black to The Lake to SkyMed to Transplant to Culprits and more. Continue reading.

From Eric Volmers of the Calgary Herald:

Link: Calgary expat Agam Darshi delves into complex character in CTV’s new high-concept cop drama, Sight Unseen
“It was really a wonderful collaborative experience, but I feel like I was given a lot of freedom by both the directors as well as (co-creators Karen and Nikolijne Troubetzkoy) to explore this character in the way I wanted to explore her and really dive deep in the way that wanted to.” Continue reading.

From Dana Gee of the Vancouver Sun:

Link: New drama Sight Unseen pairs clinically blind detective with agoraphobic true crime fan
“This show brings so many things together. It’s romance, it’s drama, it’s comedy, it’s real relationships, it’s professional challenges, it’s technology, it’s crime-solving. And, to me, that means it is a very human story that everybody can relate to in some way.” Continue reading.

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CTV original drama Sight Unseen begins with a special series premiere event, January 21

CTV announced today that new CTV Original crime drama SIGHT UNSEEN is set to debut as part of a series premiere event immediately following the NFL Divisional Playoffs, Sunday, Jan. 21 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. An encore presentation of the series premiere airs Monday, Jan. 22 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, as the series moves to its regular timeslot of Mondays at 10 p.m. ET/PT beginning Jan. 22 on CTV, CTV.ca, and the CTV app. Filmed in Vancouver, the first season of SIGHT UNSEEN consists of 10 one-hour episodes.

Created by sisters Karen Troubetzkoy (KILLJOYS, ORPHAN BLACK) and Nikolijne Troubetzkoy (SKYMED, TRANSPLANT), SIGHT UNSEEN stars newcomer Dolly Lewis as homicide detective Tess Avery alongside Agam Darshi (DMZ) as seeing eye-guide Sunny Patel. The series also stars Jarod Joseph (THE 100) as Tess’ oldest friend, Matt Alleyne, and Daniel Gillies (VIRGIN RIVER) in the role of Tess’ long-time detective partner, Jake Campbell.

In the series premiere (airing Sunday, Jan. 21 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, and again Monday, Jan. 22 at 10 p.m. ET/PT), top homicide detective Tess Avery (Lewis) quits the job she loves after being diagnosed as clinically blind following an accident in the field that nearly left her partner, Jake Campbell (Gillies), dead. Haunted by the case she left behind, and unwilling to accept her diagnosis, Tess forms an unorthodox partnership with remote seeing eye guide, Sunny Patel (Darshi), to solve the brutal abduction of a young mother Tess is certain is still alive.

SIGHT UNSEEN follows Tess (Lewis) as she balances her recent diagnosis while navigating her investigations through the eyes of Sunny (Darshi), a stranger located 3,000 miles away. Guiding Tess with the support of a micro camera and earpiece, Sunny, an agoraphobic and true crime fanatic who leaves her apartment only through the eyes of her clients, is quickly absorbed by the nature of her newfound partner. However, she is also hiding a violent secret of her own that she hopes to one day solve. Throughout the series, the duo challenge preconceptions about ability, trust, and where to draw the line.

To provide an authentic representation of the sight-impaired community, the production team for SIGHT UNSEEN committed to incorporate equity, diversity, and inclusion principles as a priority both in front of and behind the camera through sight-divergent lead, Dolly Lewis, and the guidance of consultants from the conception to post-production of SIGHT UNSEEN. Further inspired by co-creator Karen Troubetzkoy’s own experiences with ongoing experiences of sight loss, the series brings a fresh take on crime dramas.

SIGHT UNSEEN is produced by Blink49 Studios, a FIFTH SEASON backed company, and Front Street Pictures in association with Sisters Troubetzkoy Productions, CTV, The CW, and the participation of the Canada Media Fund and the Bell Fund.

In addition to directing several episodes, John Fawcett (ORPHAN BLACK) serves as an Executive Producer alongside co-showrunners Karen Troubetzkoy and Nikolijne Troubetzkoy, Blink49’s John Morayniss, Carolyn Newman, and Virginia Rankin, Front Street Pictures’ Charles Cooper and writer Derek Schreyer, as well as Ryan Knighton serving as co-executive producer.

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Casting details announced for upcoming new CTV original drama series Sight Unseen

From a media release:

CTV announced today the casting details for new CTV Original drama SIGHT UNSEEN. The 10-episode, one-hour, crime-drama series is created by sisters Karen Troubetzkoy (KILLJOYS, ORPHAN BLACK) and Nikolijne Troubetzkoy (SKYMED, TRANSPLANT), and stars newcomer Dolly Lewis and Agam Darshi (DMZ), alongside Jarod Joseph (THE 100) and Daniel Gillies (VIRGIN RIVER). Production on SIGHT UNSEEN is currently underway in Vancouver, with the series set to premiere in 2024 on CTV in Canada and on The CW in the U.S.

SIGHT UNSEEN follows Tess Avery (Lewis), a top homicide detective who is forced to quit the job she loves after nearly killing her partner and being diagnosed as clinically blind. Reluctant to accept help, Tess uses an assistance app and connects with Sunny Patel (Darshi), a professional seeing-eye guide and an agoraphobe living 3,000 miles away.

After losing her vision, Tess is haunted by the unsolved cases she left behind. Using a hidden camera and earpiece, Sunny remotely steers Tess through life’s obstacles – and crimes – as the two challenge preconceptions about ability, trust, and where to draw the line. Inspired by one of the co-creators’ experiences with sight loss, viewers join Tess and Sunny as they bring a fresh perspective to solving crime.

The series also stars Alice Christina-Corrigan (DOCTORS), and Tony Giroux (MOTHERLAND: FORT SALEM).

To provide an authentic representation of the sight-impaired community, the production teams for SIGHT UNSEEN committed to incorporate equity, diversity, and inclusion principles as a priority both in front of and behind the camera through the guidance of sight-impaired consultants.

In addition to directing several episodes, John Fawcett (ORPHAN BLACK) serves as an Executive Producer alongside co-showrunners Karen Troubetzkoy and Nikolijne Troubetzkoy, Blink49’s John Morayniss, Carolyn Newman, and Virginia Rankin, Front Street Pictures’ Charles Cooper and writer Derek Schreyer as well as Ryan Knighton serving as co-executive producer. For Bell Media, Rachel Goldstein-Couto is Head of Development, Original Programming; Kelsey-Ann Rattansey is Production Executive, Original Programming; Sarah Fowlie is Head of Production, Original Programming; Carlyn Klebuc is General Manager, Original Programming; Pat DiVittorio is Vice-President, CTV and Specialty Programming. Justin Stockman is Vice-President, Content Development & Programming, Bell Media. Karine Moses is Senior Vice-President, Content Development & News, Bell Media and Vice Chair, Québec, Bell.

Produced by Blink49 Studios and Front Street Pictures in association with Sisters Troubetzkoy Productions, SIGHT UNSEEN will be broadcast on both CTV and The CW. SIGHT UNSEEN is produced under the jurisdiction of ACTRA and the WGC in Canada.

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