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Bravo's Gritty Original Character Drama 19-2 Premieres Jan. 29
|By PR Newswire
|January 9, 2014 04:53 PM EST
New Series Lands Special CTV Premiere Event, Jan. 30
− HOMELAND Season 2 premieres at 10 p.m. ET, following 19-2 −
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TORONTO, Jan. 9, 2014 /CNW/ - Bravo announced that following the
premiere of its highly-anticipated, original drama 19-2 on Wednesday, Jan. 29 at 9 p.m. ET, CTV will support the series with its conventional television debut the
following day, Thursday, Jan. 30 at 10 p.m. ET. Set in Montréal, the 10-episode English-language adaptation of the
French Canadian juggernaut hit follows the lives of veteran city cop Nick Barron (Adrian Holmes, ARROW) and recently transferred rural officer, Ben Chartier (Jared Keeso, FALLING SKIES). Two men from very different worlds, Ben and Nick
anchor this richly nuanced, character-driven drama that explores their
journey as reluctantly partnered beat cops. Elegant storytelling,
complex character exploration, and a lyrical tone are the hallmarks of
this intensely psychological cable series.
Full episodes of 19-2 are available on Bravo.ca, and the Bravo GO app after their broadcast premiere. Airing
immediately following 19-2 is Season 2 of the Emmy®-winning series HOMELAND at 10 p.m. ET on Bravo, with the long-awaited season premiere also on Jan. 29.
"19-2 is a series we can't wait to debut," said Catherine MacLeod Senior
Vice-President, Specialty Channels and Bell Media Production. "The
teams at Sphere Media Plus and Echo Media have produced such a searing
and unforgettable drama for Bravo, it's poised to join the ranks of
In the premiere episode of 19-2, guilt-ridden Officer Nick Barron (Holmes) returns to work following a
deadly shooting. Meanwhile, Ben Chartier's (Keeso) transfer to Station
19 from Québec's rural police force turns rocky after a split-second
decision triggers an internal investigation.
In Episode 2, (premiering Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 9 p.m. ET) Ben's life is in danger after a showdown between rival street gangs
goes terribly wrong. Squad 19 gathers at Marie's for the Sergeant's
party, and Isabelle discovers Nick may have feelings for someone else.
19-2 also stars Benz Antoine as troubled beat cop Tyler Joseph, reprising his role from the original Québec series; Bruce Robert Ramsay (CONTINUUM) as manipulative District Commander Marcel Gendron; Conrad Pla (THE LISTENER) as Sergeant Julien Houle, who oversees Squad 19; Dan Petronijevic (SAVING HOPE) as the antagonistic J.M. Brouillard; Laurence Leboeuf DURHAM COUNTY as vivacious Audrey Pouliot; Maxim Roy (HEARTLAND) as Detective Isabelle Latendresse, Nick's estranged wife; Mylène Dinh-Robic (THE LISTENER) as the no-nonsense Beatrice Hamelin; and Tyler Hines (SAVING HOPE) as young, rookie cop Vince Legare.
19-2 is co-produced by Sphère Média Plus and Echo Media in association with
Bell Media. Executive producers are Jocelyn Deschênes and Carolyn
Newman from Sphère Média Plus and Luc Châtelain from Echo Media. 19-2 is an English-adaptation of the hit Québec series from the creators and
stars of the original, Réal Bossé and Claude Legault and director Podz.
Executive Producer Bruce Smith (DURHAM COUNTY) also acts as showrunner
and writer. Jesse Mckeown (DAVINCI'S INQUEST, ROGUE) and Virginia
Rankin are co-executive producers. Directors are Louis Choquette, who
also directed the series' pilot episode, and Érik Canuel. Production
Executives for Bell Media are Gosia Kamela and Tom Hastings. Trish
Williams is Director, Independent Production, Bell Media. Corrie Coe is
Senior Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media. Catherine
MacLeod is Senior Vice-President, Specialty Channels and Bell Media
Production. Phil King is President, CTV, Sports, and Entertainment
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Adrian Holmes on Twitter
Jared Keeso on Twitter
About Bell Media Independent Production
Bell Media has commissioned some of Canada's most-watched and
most-acclaimed original programming, working with the best Canadian
independent producers in the country. Hit CTV series include ratings
success stories SAVING HOPE, THE LISTENER, MOTIVE, the #1 new Canadian
scripted series of the 2012/13 season, and THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, the
record-breaking, Canadian-produced complementary version of the hit
international series. Coming in 2014 on CTV are hit international
format MASTERCHEF CANADA and multi-cam office comedy SPUN OUT. Among
the scripted series on Bell Media pay and specialty channels are the
two-time Emmy®-nominated hit DEGRASSI, the recently renewed ORPHAN
BLACK, and upcoming dramas BITTEN, 19-2, SENSITIVE SKIN, and KILLJOYS.
Bell Media specialty channels are also home to reality series such as
BRAVE NEW GIRLS, game shows MATCH GAME and POP QUIZ, and factual series
HIGHWAY THRU HELL and CANADA'S WORST DRIVER, among others. In 2013,
Bell Media ordered 24 original Canadian series and currently has 74
projects in various stages of development.
Bravo delivers compelling stories through clever and immersive
programming to viewers across Canada. From high-profile dramas to
blockbuster feature films, Bravo is home to award-winning
entertainment. Bravo is a division of Bell Media, which is owned by BCE
Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company. More
information about Bravo is available at www.bravo.ca.
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