Original Chinese Canadian Crime Drama Blood and Water Returns, Beginning Sept. 9 on OMNI Television
– Season 2 introduces new cast members Andy Yu (Fargo, Bad Blood), Amanda Zhou (Warrior) and award-winning actress Selena Lee (Spouse for House) –
TORONTO (August 23, 2018) – Detective Josephine ‘Jo’ Bradley (Steph Song, Outsiders, War) is back on the case as Blood and Water, the Canadian Screen Award-nominee, returns for a compelling second season, beginning Sunday, Sept. 9 at7:30 p.m. ET/PT on OMNI Television (check local listings). Starring Canadian Steph Song, the eight-part, 30-minute episode season sees another murder that spins Jo into a web of lies as she juggles family drama after returning home from China.
“I'm thrilled to have another chance to continue the story of Jo Bradley and the Xie family and bring new episodes of Blood and Water to OMNI audiences,” said Diane Boehme, Executive Producer. “We’ve taken a different approach to the story and it’s been particularly gratifying for me to nurture so much emerging talent and watch as they bloom.”
“Blood and Water is a great example of our commitment to deliver premium content to OMNI audiences in a third language,” said Nataline Rodrigues, Director of Original Programming, Rogers Media. “We strongly believe that Blood and Water is a dramatic series that can compete on a world stage and is truly reflective of its audiences, both in front of and behind the camera.”
Season 2 rings in with a frantic phone call to Detective Jo Bradley from her friend, Teresa Fai (Loretta Yu, Save Me, Between), whose boyfriend Jimmy Lin (Andy Yu, Fargo, Bad Blood) is on the run after witnessing a brutal murder. But finding Jimmy will once again bring Jo and her partner Detective Evan Ong (Byron Mann, Skyscraper, Altered Carbon, The Big Short) into the orbit of Teresa’s father-in-law, ruthless billionaire Ron Xie (Oscar Hsu, The Recruit, Blindness) and the undertow of his dark secrets. The stakes escalate when Jo’s investigation forces Evan to make a fateful and, potentially, tragic decision.
The second season of Blood and Water features additional new cast members including Amanda Zhou (Fang Wang,Warrior) and award-winning Selena Lee (Michelle Chang, Spouse for House), winner of ‘Best Actress’ at the Los Angeles Film Awards, Los Angeles Movie Awards, and at the European Cinematography Awards. Selena Lee Sze-wa is a Hong Kong-born Canadian actress and former Miss Hong Kong 2003 contestant. Prior to entering the Miss Hong Kong pageant, Selena attended the University of Toronto, studying for a Bachelor of Business Commerce degree. She is now a popular actress with TVB (Television Broadcasts Limited) in Hong Kong. Additional returning performers include: Elfina Luk (Anna Xie, Skyscraper), Fiona Fu (Weiran Xie, Power Rangers), B.C. Lee (Victor Li, Almost Human, Fringe), Maria Ricossa (Professor Colleen Bradley), and Aidan Devine (Lt. Dan Barron).
“It is an absolute pleasure to bring Season 2 of the series to Canadian audiences,” said Ira Levy, Partner and Executive Producer, Breakthrough Entertainment. “Our goal was to go above and beyond with this new season and continue the success that this diverse and powerful series has seen since the beginning.”
Audiences can catch-up on previous episodes on the OMNI Television website and on Rogers on Demand.
Breakthrough Entertainment produces Blood and Water in association with OMNI Television, a division of Rogers Media. Creator and Executive Producer is Diane Boehme, followed by Executive Producers Ira Levy, Michael McGuigan, Nat Abraham, Peter Williamson, Al Kratina, and Steph Song. YiPeng Ben Lu and Paula J. Smith are Producers. From Rogers Media, Nataline Rodrigues is Director of Original Programming, Hayden Mindell is Vice President of Television Programming & Content, and Colette Watson is Senior Vice President of TV & Broadcast Operations. Blood and Water is produced with the support of the Rogers Cable Fund, the Canadian Media Fund, the Government of Ontario, the Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit, and the Canadian Film and Video Tax Credit.
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About OMNI Television
OMNI Television is Canada’s only multilingual and multicultural television broadcaster. Available in 11 million Canadian households, the OMNI brand includes the national TV channel OMNI Regional plus five local television stations. OMNI offers a wide range of locally produced and acquired programming in more than 20 languages, including news, current affairs and entertainment content in Cantonese, Italian, Portuguese, Mandarin and Punjabi. OMNI is part of Rogers Media, which is a subsidiary of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX, NYSE: RCI). Visit OMNITV.ca.
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