Content Television & Digital – the international distribution division of Content Media – has acquired the international distribution rights to the upcoming Canadian drama series 19-2 in all territories (expect Canada), TVWise has learned.
An English language adaptation of the French-Canadian series of the same name which aired on CBC, 19-2 follows the lives of patrol officers Ben Chartier and Nick Barron. Nick is a veteran on Montreal’s urban police force and has just returned from a three-month leave following the traumatic shooting of his partner. On his first day back, he is unhappy to learn he has been partnered with Ben, who has just transferred from a small town to restart his life in the big city. Both men are good cops, who deeply care about the job, yet struggle to move beyond painful events in their past. Ben and Nick must attempt to put their differences aside as their lives further intertwine, both professionally and personally, and continue to take surprising and dramatic turns. The ten episode series is produced for Bell Media’s Bravo channel by Montréal’s Sphère Média Plus & Echo Media and stars Jared Keeso (Falling Skies), Adrian Holmes (Arrow) and Benz Antoine. The executive producers are Luc Châtelain, Jocelyn Deschênes and Carolyn Newman.
“We’re excited to introduce this fantastic new original drama series to our international buyers – 19-2’s intelligent character-driven storylines offer truly immersive primetime content which we are confident will engage viewers globally”, said Greg Phillips, President of Content Television & Digital. “Even prior to its debut, 19-2 presents a well established history of success, with CBC’s original French-language version receiving excellent reviews and consistently winning its timeslot in the A25-54 demographic. The launch of this new English-language version on Bravo is already generating huge buzz, and we’re looking forward to expanding its success to the international stage.”