Bravo Congratulates Sphère Média Plus and Echo Media on International Emmy Award Nomination for 19-2
Montréal, November 26 2016
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September 26, 2016
TORONTO (September 26, 2016) – Bravo congratulates co-producers Sphère Média Plus and Echo Media on their 2016 International Emmy® Award nomination for the series 19-2, as announced this morning by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Receiving its first nomination for Best Drama Series, the award-winning Bravo original drama is nominated alongside La Casa Del Mar (Argentina), Deutschland 83 (Germany; currently streaming on CraveTV), and Waiting for Jasmin (United Arab Emirates). Winners will be announced on November 21, 2016 at the Hilton New York Hotel. Currently in production in Montréal, the eight-episode, hour-long fourth and final season is set to return to Bravo in 2017.
“We are thrilled that the International Academy has acknowledged what Canadians know to be a gritty and ground-breaking homegrown series,” said Mike Cosentino, Senior Vice-President, CTV and Specialty. “19-2 is both quintessentially Montréal and totally borderless, making this distinct drama relatable internationally. Congratulations to our production partners at Sphère Média and Echo Media, as well as the stellar cast.”
Winner of three 2016 Canadian Screen Awards including Best Drama, 19-2 continues to rack up the accolades having been cited as a series that “defies expectations” by the New York Times, and “exciting” by the Wall Street Journal. 19-2 also boasts CSA wins for Best Achievement in Casting for Episode 201 “School” and Best Direction in a Dramatic Series for the same episode. The second season also received nine nominations in various categories from acting to casting. As well, star Jared Keeso took home a Best Actor CSA for his work in Season 1, while he and his co-star Adrian Holmes were both nominated in the same category the following year.
Season 4 finds the squad facing an eruption of events that force them together in the face of tragedy – the death of Nick’s sister, and Ben’s lover, Amelie. It is a season of personal growth and professional trials with beat partners Ben Chartier (Keeso) and Nick Barron (Holmes) and the rest of the cops in 19 fighting corruption and seeking revenge.
19-2 is co-produced by Sphère Média Plus and Echo Media in association with Bell Media and Executive producers are Jocelyn Deschênes and Virginia Rankin from Sphère Média Plus, and Luc Châtelain from Echo Media. 19-2 also stars 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 (THE LISTENER) as struggling alcoholic officer Tyler; Mylène Dinh-Robic (THE LISTENER) as Tyler’s brazen, no-nonsense partner Béatrice; Bruce Ramsay (CONTINUUM) as manipulative District Commander Marcel Gendron; and Alexander De Jordy (LETTERKENNY) as rookie cop Richard Dulac. CSA nominee Maxim Roy (SHADOWHUNTERS) returns to guest star as Nick’s ex-wife Isabelle.
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. Mike Cosentino is Senior Vice-President, CTV and Specialty. Randy Lennox is President, Broadcasting and Content, Bell Media.
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. THIS LIFE, the English adaptation of NOUVELLE ADRESSE, airs its second season on CBC in October.