Critically-Acclaimed Drama 19-2 Lands on CTV for its Climactic Final Season, July 31
July 10, 2017
– The one-hour drama airs on CTV Mondays at 10 p.m. ET/PT beginning July 31
– Co-starring Canadian Screen Award-winning actors Adrian Holmes and Jared Keeso
– Seasons 1-3 are streaming now on CraveTV
– New episodes of 19-2 stream one day prior to broadcast premiere on CraveTV –
« [19-2] works so effectively because it grasps the reality of both conflicted cops and citizens in this city »
— Montreal Gazette
TORONTO (July 10, 2017) – CTV announced today that after a successful three-season run on Bravo, the final eight episodes of the critically acclaimed drama 19-2 will premiere on CTV in a special final-season broadcast event, Mondays at 10 p.m. ET/PT beginning July 31. The hour-long drama sees the return of Canadian Screen Award-winning actors Adrian Holmes and Jared Keeso as beat partners Nick Barron and Ben Chartier, navigating systemic corruption in Montréal while in the wake of a shared personal tragedy.
Season 4 of 19-2 will also get a CraveTV First Look with all new episodes premiering one day earlier, Sundays at 10 p.m. ET beginning July 30. Seasons 1 – 3 of the critically acclaimed drama are streaming now, exclusively on CraveTV.
“For three gripping seasons, 19-2 captivated discerning viewers with layered storylines, complex characters, and gorgeous cinematography,” said Pat DiVittorio, Vice-President, Programming, CTV and Specialty. “We’re so incredibly proud of this series that we wanted to amplify its final season by premiering it on CTV and offering a CraveTV First Look. Congratulations to the incomparable cast led by the inimitable Adrian Holmes and Jared Keeso, our incredible production partners Sphère Média Plus and Echo Media, and the brilliant creative team led by showrunner Bruce Smith, who brought 19-2 to an English audience and delivered a masterful and satisfying conclusion to this award-winning series.”
“Producing 19-2 has been an extraordinary adventure,” said Jocelyn Deschênes, Founding President and Executive Producer, Sphère Média. “The final season will be an exciting one, as there’s no better way to send off this series. I can’t thank Bell Media enough for their trust over the years. A thousand congrats to the whole creative team.”
Winner of multiple Canadian Screen Awards including Best Drama as well as Best Actor for both Keeso and Holmes, 19-2 has garnered much critical acclaim and accolades throughout its three-season run. Cited as a series that “defies expectations” by the New York Times, and “exciting” by the Wall Street Journal, the series was also nominated for a 2016 International Emmy® Award.
Season 4 of 19-2 begins with Nick and Ben working to avenge the death of Nick’s sister and Ben’s lover, Amelie. In the process, they find themselves pulled into an escalating cycle of mob violence and revenge. While Nick is determined to move forward, Ben fights to keep his faith in justice and in himself. As a raging gang war intensifies, the entire squad is pushed to their limits and forced to depend on each other more than ever.
In the Season 4 premiere episode, “Swimming,” (Monday, July 31 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CTV) Nick and Ben are set on taking down Inspector Elise Roberge (Krista Bridges, RANSOM) in order to avenge the brutal murder of Nick’s sister Amelie. Nick is first on site at a horrific event with many casualties. Meanwhile, Ben and Audrey are implicated in a tragic accident.
19-2 is co-produced by Sphère Média Plus and Echo Media in association with Bell Media. Executive producers are Jocelyn Deschênes, Virginia Rankin, and Josee Vallee from Sphère Média Plus, Luc Châtelain from Echo Media, and showrunner Bruce Smith.
19-2’s exceptional cast ensemble sees the return of CSA-nominee and Gemeaux winner Laurence Lebeouf (MARCHE À L’OMBRE) as fiery officer Audrey Pouliot; CSA-nominee Dan Petronijevic (SAVING HOPE) as angry beat-cop J.M.; CSA-nominee Benz Antoine (MARY KILLS PEOPLE) as jovial officer Tyler, on the mend and in recovery; Mylène Dinh-Robic (Sleeper) as no-nonsense Béatrice, seeking redemption after losing her stripes; CSA-nominee Bruce Ramsay (21 THUNDER) as manipulative District Commander Marcel Gendron; and Alexander De Jordy (LETTERKENNY) as young cop Richard Dulac. CSA-nominee Maxim Roy (BAD BLOOD) returns to guest star as Nick’s ex-wife Detective Isabelle Latendresse.
Joining 19-2 this final season are Aiza Ntibarikure (THE ART OF MORE) as Roxanne, a new young female cop; and Sagine Sémajuste (LOST GIRL) as Farah, a social worker.
Writers Bruce Smith (CRACKED), Nikolijne Troubetzkoy (CALL ME FITZ), Lynne Kamm (8 Count) return, with Jackie May (Van Helsing) and Greg Nelson (SAVING HOPE) joining the writer’s room this season. Louis Choquette (THIS LIFE, VERSAILLES) and Sturla Gunnarsson (MOTIVE), return to direct.
Bell Media production executive is Michele McMahon. Tom Hastings is Director, Independent Production, Bell Media. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media. Pat DiVittorio is Vice-President, Programming, CTV and Specialty. Mike Cosentino is Senior Vice-President, Content and Programming, Bell Media. Randy Lennox is President, Bell Media.
About Bell Media Original Programming
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 series commissioned by CTV include ratings success stories SAVING HOPE, the record-breaking THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, MASTERCHEF CANADA, hit drama CARDINAL, and upcoming original series THE DISAPPEARANCE, THE INDIAN DETECTIVE, and THE DETAIL. Among the original series on Bell Media specialty and streaming platforms are Space’s internationally acclaimed ORPHAN BLACK as well as KILLJOYS, WYNONNA EARP, and DARK MATTER; Bravo’s award-winning and most-watched original drama 19-2; CraveTV hit comedy LETTERKENNY; Discovery’s first-ever drama FRONTIER; Comedy’s satirical news series THE BEAVERTON, CORNER GAS ANIMATED; and multiple series and specials for food and lifestyle channel Gusto, including ONE WORLD KITCHEN and A IS FOR APPLE. Discovery is also home to Bell Media’s hit factual franchise HIGHWAY THRU HELL, COLD WATER COWBOYS, and CANADA’S WORST DRIVER, among others. Bell Media is one of the first media companies in North America to commit to producing all new original scripted series in 4K.
About Sphere Media
Headquartered in the Montreal area, Sphère Média Plus has established itself as a major player in television production. Founded by Jocelyn Deschênes in 1997, the company has earned universal acclaim for the boldness, originality and quality of its productions. With nearly 1,200 hours of series television to its credit – including hit shows like LES HAUTS ET LES BAS DE SOPHIE PAQUIN and its English adaptation SOPHIE, the police drama 19-2 (in French and English versions), BAD KARMA, TOUTE LA VÉRITÉ, MÉMOIRES VIVES, and NOUVELLE ADRESSE (adapted into English as THIS LIFE), as well as the brand-new L’IMPOSTEUR and TROP – the company produces cutting-edge primetime programming that consistently earns high ratings and critical raves.
Sphère Média Plus productions have been sold or adapted in numerous international markets. In Canada, the company’s programs have been seen on the ICI Radio-Canada, TVA, Séries+ (Corus Média), CBC, Bravo (Bell Media) and CTV networks. 19-2 has been acclaimed in both English and French, with the English version being crowned Best Dramatic Series at the 2016 Canadian Screen Awards. Over the years, Sphère Média Plus has won numerous industry and people’s choice awards, including more than 135 Prix Gémeaux (French Canada’s TV industry awards). The company continues to develop new projects for French and English-language markets.
About Echo Media
Echo Media is a film and television production company headed by President and Founder Luc Châtelain. Over the last 30 years Echo Media (formerly Spectra Television) has produced a rich portfolio of hundreds of hours of programming in all genres that have won the hearts of audiences, critics and industry members alike. The company offers a rich catalogue of award-winning drama series (19-2, ARMISTED MAUPIN’S FURTHER TALES OF THE CITY); animation series (LIFE ON THE BLOCK, FRED’S HEAD); documentaries (Inside The Cirque du Soleil, 10 x OTTO DIX, Building the Future in Haïti, Life is a Highway); feature films (Memories Corner; Metallic Blues) youth programming (MIAM!, TOOPY AND BINOO, KID PADDLE); as well as comedy and music and variety events coverage (Cirque Éloize’s Rain, Nomade, and Nebbia; Amelia by Edouard Lock, Brian Setzer Orchestra). Nominated for the most prestigious of prizes and festivals, Echo Media is a recipient of numerous awards, notably the Geminis, Gemeaux, ADISQ, Banff Rockie, Montreux Rose d’Or, and International and Primetime Emmys. Echo Media’s productions have been distributed in over 180 countries around the world.
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