Jessica Lucas to Star in New Original Crime Drama The Murders, Coming to Citytv 2019
– Canadian Jessica Lucas stars alongside Lochlyn Munro (Riverdale), Dylan Bruce (Orphan Black), Terry Chen (Jessica Jones), Luvia Petersen (Ghost Wars) and Venus Terzo (Arrow) –
– Series to begin shooting this week in Vancouver –
TORONTO (October 10, 2018) – Jessica Lucas (Gotham, Cloverfield) is set to star as Detective Kate Jameson in new original crime dramaThe Murders, coming to Citytv in 2019. Produced by Muse Entertainment in association with Citytv, the eight-part, 60-minute episode season began shooting in Vancouver on October 9, 2018.
“The Murders is a great example of our continued commitment to invest in premium original Canadian content,” says Nataline Rodrigues, Director of Original Programming, Rogers Media. “We’ve seen that our Citytv audiences love our gritty and unique take on the quintessential character rich crime drama, and we’re excited to introduce this new series in 2019.”
The Murders is a police procedural crime drama that features an episodic case of the week coupled with serialised character elements and a powerful soundtrack. Kate Jameson is a rookie homicide detective who searches for redemption in her investigative work after her negligence is the cause of a fellow officer’s death. In the pilot episode, Detective Kate Jameson is partnered with Detective Mike Huntley (Lochlyn Munro) as they navigate the case of a mysterious serial killer who uses music for destructive ends. Joining Lucas and Munro are star-studded cast members Dylan Bruce (Orphan Black ), Terry Chen (Jessica Jones), Luvia Petersen (Ghost Wars ), and Venus Terzo (Arrow).
“I’m excited to work with this stellar cast in presenting a unique and thrilling crime drama,” says Damon Vignale, Creator, Showrunner, and Executive Producer. “Muse Entertainment and Rogers Media have been great partners on this creative collaboration, and we can’t wait to bring this new series to audiences.”
“Damon’s amazing premise for a series, murder inspired by music, hit the right note,” says Jesse Prupas of Muse Entertainment, and Executive Producer on the series. “The extremely talented, diverse and recognizable cast that we’ve been able to assemble for The Murders will help this series reach audiences around the world.”
Muse Entertainment produces The Murders in association with Citytv, a division of Rogers Media. Creator, Showrunner, and Executive Producer is Damon Vignale, followed by Executive Producers Jesse Prupas and Michael Prupas of Muse Entertainment, Shawn Williamson, Jamie Goehring and Jessica Lucas. Arielle Boisvert is the Producer. Lucas is represented by LA-based The Gersh Agency and Thruline Entertainment. 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.
The Murders will be distributed around the world by About Premium Content, a Paris-based distributor headed by Emmanuelle Guilbart and Laurent Boissel.
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About Muse Entertainment:
Muse Entertainment is a leading film and television production company and international distributor known for its well-crafted and high-quality productions. It has development and production offices in Montreal, Los Angeles, Toronto and Vancouver. Muse productions have won critical acclaim, large audiences, over 100 international awards, including Emmy Awards, and more than 300 award nominations. Muse produces a wide range of primetime comedy and dramatic series, miniseries, television movies, feature films, documentaries, factual entertainment, family programs and animation. www.muse.ca
Citytv offers viewers intensely-local, urban-oriented, and culturally-diverse content through its seven television stations in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatchewan, Winnipeg, and Montreal, plus the award-winning Citytv Video app. A distinct alternative to other conventional television stations, Citytv delivers an entertaining mix of Canadian and acquired prime-time programming, news, and local-interactive formats with influential brands such as Cityline, CityNews, and Breakfast Television. Citytv is part of Rogers Media, which is a subsidiary of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX, NYSE: RCI). Visit Citytv.com.
About Premium Content:
(APC) is headed by experienced principals Emmanuelle Guilbart and Laurent Boissel and is a boutique co-production and distribution company that seeks to help independent producers and content creators in the development and the financing of their projects, partnering with them as early as the development stage. APC has a growing slate of fiction from a range of producers around the world.
Stephanie Perron, Citytv, Stephanie.Perron@rci.rogers.com , 647.278.6799
Alessia Staffieri, Citytv, Alessia.Staffieri@rci.rogers.com , 647.262.8412
Betty Palik, Muse Entertainment, firstname.lastname@example.org, 514.866.6873