Canada’s Bell Media, owner of CTV, has unveiled a slate of 29 drama projects in development from writers and producers from Rookie Blue, Flashpoint and Desperate Housewives.
AKA, from Thunderbird Films, Paul Mullie and Joeseph Mallozzi, is a serialised drama about a woman with the perfect life – and a dark secret that could change everything.
Apex, from Chris Roberts, is about an elite police squad that fights the growing criminal world of military-grade human bio-mods.
Cardinal Mysteries, based on the novels by Giles Blunt, is set in the quiet Canadian town of Algonquin Bay where a body is found in an abandoned mine shaft. It is developed by Blunt and Allan Magee.
Copout is a police procedural from Darius Films and Thomas Michael about two unlikely partners stationed in the evidence room of a police station.
Criminal Justice Society is about a brilliant criminology professor who works with her students to solve deadly crimes. Sienna Films is producing with Salvatore Stabile.
Deadline sees an investigative journalist employ some unorthodox methods as she reports on the criminal world around her. It comes from Omnifilm Entertainment and Suzette Couture.
In Echoes, the Earth becomes a battlefield for two warring extraterrestrial species and humanity struggles to survive. It is from Don Carmody Productions and Carl Binder.
Haunted, from Peter Mohan, is about a young woman who reluctantly takes on the role of ghost hunter after a failed experiment accidentally opens a portal to the spirit realm.
Ice sees a woman left broke after a divorce turn to diamond theft. It is produced by Incendo and Katie Ford.
Lords of Opium is described as an epic historical drama about the struggle in China for power and control of the opium trade during the late 19th Century. It comes from Darius Films and Paul Haggis.
Mighty Quinns is about a family of con artists who reunite to help a government agency solve crimes, but old habits die hard. Lark Productions and Steve Blackman are developing the show.
Modified, from Entertainment One and Jeremy Boxen, is about a detective and his partner who lead the gene squad.
Mortal Coil, produced by Pier 21 Films and Andrew Wreggitt, is about a coroner who performs autopsies and investigates the murders.
Old City Hall, based on the books by Robert Rotenberg and produced by Shaftesbury Films, is set within the halls of the criminal courts.
Salamander is an adaptation of the Belgian series about a detective who uncovers a mysterious shadow society whose members are being targeted. It comes from AdlibFilm, Mark Ellis and Stephanie Morgenstern.
Siege of Kebec is mythological history drama set in New France in the early 1600s. Prospero Pictures is behind the project, from Chris Lavis, Maciek Szcerbowski and Andrew Wreggitt.
Sex, Lies & Handwriting is a coproduction between Sea To Sky Entertainment, Lionsgate and Tandem Communications, about an artist and handwriting expert who is hired by police to solve cases. Nancy Miller and Annie Brunner are attached to the project.
Smoke & Mirrors, from Adam Barken and Emily Andras, sees an illusionist return home to Niagara Falls where he becomes a private detective.
From Thunderbird Films and Robert C Cooper, Soul Hunter is about a young woman who makes a deal with the Devil and must capture 100 escaped souls and return them to Hell to get her life back.
Sparrow, from Brian McKeown, is a thriller set in a world where deep cover agents deal with the consequences of today’s corporate decisions.
Strain is about a brother and sister who learn the truth behind some surprising lies when they inherit their mother’s science fiction writing empire. It is from Pier 21 Films, David Hewlett, Kate Hewlett and Craig Wallace.Also from Craig Wallace, The Institute sees four young recruits come face-to-face with the unexpected at The Institute of Unpopular Science.The Investigation, from Sarrazin Couture Entertainment and Suzette Couture, is about a cop who uncovers the truth behind the murders of nine Native women in a small northern town.Third Eye, about a wrongfully discharged cop, is from Whizbang Films and Anne Wheeler.Tranquility tells the story of a troubled ex-cop who is brought to the moon colony Tranquility as the new sheriff. It comes from Double Nickel Entertainment, Sonar Entertainment and Mark Verheiden.Uncommon Youth is a four-part miniseries set in Italy and the US, based on the kidnapping of J Paul Getty III, the grandson of oil tycoon J Paul Getty. It’s from Sea To Sky Entertainment and Stephen Tolkin.ICF Films and Aubrey Nealon are developing a police drama called Unravel.There are also untitled projects in the works from Anne Marie La Traverse and Bill Mustos.