New Original Crime Dramas Hudson & Rex and The Murders Headline Must-See Monday Nights on Citytv, Beginning March 25
TORONTO (March 4, 2019) – Viewers won’t have a hard time picking these two out of a lineup. Boasting all-Canadian casts, new Citytv original seriesHudson & Rex – starring John Reardon (Van Helsing, Continuum) – andThe Murders – starring Jessica Lucas ( Gotham, Cloverfield) – are bringing the drama to Monday nights, beginning March 25 at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. ET/PT, respectively.
Full episodes and exciting extras are available on Citytv.com next day post-broadcast, as well as on Rogers on Demand, and the authenticated Citytv App for iOS, Android, and fourth-generation Apple TV.
Hudson & Rex , produced by Shaftesbury and Pope Productions Ltd., in association with Citytv and Beta Film, is a 16-part action-packed police-procedural drama set in St. John’s, Nfld. The series follows the partnership between cunning Major Crimes detective, Charlie Hudson (Reardon), and his partner, Rex (canine Diesel vom Burgimwald), a German Shepherd with heightened senses and formerly with the K-9 police unit. In the premiere episode, Rex proves himself as a member of the Major Crimes team when he tails a kidnapper; and the clock is ticking as Charlie and the team realize the abduction is part of an elaborate plan. Based on the Austrian drama Inspector Rex, Hudson & Rex also stars Mayko Nguyen (Killjoys) as Doctor Sarah Truong, Kevin Hanchard (Orphan Black) as Superintendent Joe Donovan and Justin Kelly (Wynonna Earp) as Tech Analyst Jesse Mills.
The Murders , produced by Muse Entertainment, in association with Citytv, and distributed internationally by APC and NBCUniversal, is an eight-part police-procedural crime drama set in Vancouver. Created by Canadian showrunner Damon Vignale, The Murders features an episodic case of the week that follows Kate Jameson (Lucas), a rookie homicide detective who searches for redemption in her investigative work after her negligence is the cause of a tragedy. In the pilot episode, Jameson partners with Detective Mike Huntley (Lochlyn Munro, Riverdale) as they navigate the case of a mysterious serial killer who uses music for destructive ends. The Murders features dynamic additional cast members, including Dylan Bruce (Orphan Black) as Detective Nolan Wells, Terry Chen (The Expanse) as Staff Sergeant Bill Chen and Luvia Petersen ( Ghost Wars) as Detective Meg Harris.
Hudson & Rex and The Murders are the newest chapters in Citytv’s ongoing commitment to tell great stories by and for Canadians. Championing Canadian independent producers and production companies across the country, Citytv supports the local industry and invests in homegrown talent with commissions that capture Canada’s rich regional character. Citytv’s original content celebrates our uniquely Canadian perspective and delivers world-class entertainment to 30 million Canadians every week.
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