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Production Begins in Montréal on Season 3 of Bravo’s Acclaimed Original Drama 19-2

? Starring Adrian Holmes and Jared Keeso, Bravo’s hit original drama returns in 2016 –
– Louis Choquette, Sturla Gunnarsson, and Stefan Pleszczynski slated to direct –
? Season 1 streaming now on CraveTV –
? Viewers can catch Season 2 of 19-2, Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on CTV and CTV GO –

Behind the scenes: Adrian Holmes, Jared Keeso, and Benz Antoine train for a third season of 19-2.  (Photo credit: SPVM)

Behind the scenes: Adrian Holmes, Jared Keeso, and Benz Antoine train for a third season of 19-2.
(Photo credit: SPVM)

MONTRÉAL (August 10, 2015) – Bravo announced today that production has begun on Season 3 of its hit original drama 19-2. Set to return to Bravo in 2016, the 10-episode, hour-long drama co-produced by Montréal’s Sphere Media Plus and Echo Media, films on location in Montréal throughout the rest of summer and fall. Season 3 sees the return of beat partners Ben Chartier (Jared Keeso), and Nick Barron (Adrian Holmes), as they navigate the blurred-lines between Montréal politics and organized crime, while the squad searches for redemption and begins to heal from Season 2’s traumatic events including a horrific school shooting, and the shocking revelation that their beloved sergeant was a pedophile.

Season 3 also introduces new cast members including Juliette Gosselin (Les Jeunes Loups) as manipulative teen foster child Martine who claims to have information on Kaz’s death; Krista Bridges (DURHAM COUNTY) as Inspector Elise Roberge stationed at 19 to wrap up the investigation of Sergeant Houle; and Joe Pingue (THE EXPANSE) as Charlie Figo, an old-school mobster who goads Nick into uncharted territory. Writers Bruce Smith (DURHAM COUNTY), Jesse McKeown (ROGUE), and Nikolijne Troubetzkoy (CALL ME FITZ) return, as Lynne Kamm (8 Count) and Alison Lea Bingeman (REMEDY) join the writer’s room. Louis Choquette (Rumours, Mirador, Le Gentleman) returns to direct, with Sturla Gunnarsson (MOTIVE), and Stefan Pleszczynski (THE FLASH) also confirmed to direct this season.

** Media Note ** Photography is available online at bellmedia.ca/pr

“Season 2 of 19-2 pushed its characters to astonishing limits, professionally and personally,” said Corrie Coe, Senior Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media. “In Season 3, viewers can expect riveting stories of redemption, personal drama, and ultimately, healing, skillfully created by our talented production partners at Sphere Media Plus and Echo Media, as well as the incredibly gifted and award-winning, cast,and crew.”

“We are incredibly excited to work with and have the support of Bell Media for yet another season of 19-2,” said Jocelyn Deschênes, Founding President and Executive Producer, Sphere Media. “It has been incredibly gratifying to work with this talented and award-winning cast and crew for the last two seasons. It is with incredible gratitude and pride that Luc Châtelain (Echo Media) and I deliver a third season to our supportive audience.”

Season 3 of 19-2 picks up where Season 2 left off, with a fragmented squad reeling from the revelation that their sergeant, once the glue that held them together, was a pedophile and a mole for organized crime. Although there is a strong bond within 19, each character is caught up in their own drama. Nick’s quest to find his cousin’s killer gives him a dangerously deep look into the organized crime world, rubbing elbows with Montréal’s shadiest characters. While dealing with his alcoholic father, Ben tries to keep Nick on the straight and narrow while building his reputation as both a trustworthy cop and partner to Amelie. With their personal drama as a distraction, Ben and Nick don’t realize the dangers building around them, and the consequences they are about to cause.

Nominated for 10 Canadian Screen Awards in 2015, 19-2 received the second-most nominations of any television series behind Space’s ORPHAN BLACK. Season 2 grew its timeslot audience (Mondays at 10 p.m. ET) by 54% compared to the same weeks last year and over the course of the season reached a total of 2.5 million viewers. Adrian Holmes (ARROW) and recent CSA Best Actor winner Jared Keeso (Godzilla, LETTERKENNY), reprise their roles as embattled beat cops Nick Barron and Ben Chartier. For those who have yet to get hooked on 19-2, Season 1 of 19-2 is streaming now on CraveTVTM. Season 2 currently airs Sundays, at 9 p.m. ET on CTV and CTV GO.

19-2 is co-produced by Sphère Média Plus and Echo Media in association with Bell Media, and also stars CSA nominee Laurence Lebeouf (DURHAM COUNTY) as Nick’s former lover, Audrey; CSA nominee Dan Petronijevic (SAVING HOPE) as angry beat-cop J.M.; CSA nominee Benz Antoine (THE LISTENER) as struggling alcoholic, officer Tyler; Mylène Dinh-Robic (THE LISTENER) as Tyler’s brazen, no-nonsense partner Béatrice; Bruce Ramsay (CONTINUUM) as manipulative District Commander Marcel Gendron; and Alexander De Jordy (LETTERKENNY) as rookie cop Richard Dulac. CSA nominee Maxim Roy (HEARTLAND) returns to guest star as Nick’s ex-wife Isabelle.

Bell Media Production Executive is Michele McMahon. Tom Hastings is Director, Independent Production, Bell Media. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media. Tracey Pearce is Senior Vice-President, Specialty and Pay, Bell Media. Phil King is President, CTV, Sports, and Entertainment Programming, Bell Media.

Source : Numeris (BBM Canada)

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About Sphere Media
Headquartered in the Montreal area, Sphère Média Plus has established itself as a major player in television production. Founded by Jocelyn Deschênes in 1997, the company has earned universal acclaim for the boldness, originality and quality of its productions. With more than 1000 hours of series television to its credit – including successful high-end series like LES HAUTS ET LES BAS DE SOPHIE PAQUIN and its English adaptation SOPHIE, BAD KARMA, TOUTE LA VÉRITÉ, and NOUVELLE ADRESSE the company offers primetime programming that is attractive to viewers and contemporary in outlook.

Sphère Média Plus productions have been sold or adapted in a variety of international markets. In Canada, the company’s programs have been seen on the Radio-Canada, TVA, CBC and Séries+ networks, and the company has worked on the pilot of Isabel (adapted from the series LE MONDE DE CHARLOTTE) for NBC in the United States. Over the years the company has won numerous industry and people’s choice prizes, including more than 120 Prix Gémeaux (TV industry awards). Sphère Média Plus continues to develop new projects for both the French-and English-speaking markets. Since 2011, the company has had an office in Toronto, confirming its desire to extend its activities across the whole of the North American market.

About Echo Media
Echo Media is a film and television production company headed by President and Founder Luc Châtelain. Over the last 30 years Echo Media (formerly Spectra Television) has produced a rich portfolio of hundreds of hours of programming in all genres that have won the hearts of audiences, critics and industry members alike. The company offers a rich catalogue of award-winning drama series (19-2, ARMISTED MAUPIN’S FURTHER TALES OF THE CITY); animation series (LIFE ON THE BLOCK, FRED’S HEAD); documentaries (Inside The Cirque du Soleil, 10 x OTTO DIX, Building the Future in Haïti, Life is a Highway); feature films (Memories Corner; Metallic Blues) youth programming (MIAM!, TOOPY AND BINOO, KID PADDLE); as well as comedy and music and variety events coverage (Cirque Éloize’s Rain, Nomade, and Nebbia; Amelia by Edouard Lock, Brian Setzer Orchestra).

Nominated for the most prestigious of prizes and festivals, Echo Media is a recipient of numerous awards, notably the Geminis, Gemeaux, ADISQ, Banff Rockie, Montreux Rose d’Or, and International and Primetime Emmys. Echo Media’s productions have been distributed in over 180 countries around the world.

About Bell Media Independent Production
Bell Media has commissioned some of Canada’s most-watched and most-acclaimed original programming, working with the best Canadian independent producers in the country. Hit CTV series include ratings success stories SAVING HOPE, MOTIVE, the record-breaking THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, and MASTERCHEF CANADA. Among the scripted series on Bell Media pay and specialty channels are the three-time Emmy®-nominated hit DEGRASSI, the internationally acclaimed ORPHAN BLACK, the most-watched original series in Space history BITTEN, Bravo’s most-watched original drama 19-2, award-winning dramedy SENSITIVE SKIN, the adventure series KILLJOYS, and upcoming cult comedy, LETTERKENNY. Bell Media specialty channels are also home to hit factual series HIGHWAY THRU HELL, COLD WATER COWBOYS, and CANADA’S WORST DRIVER, among others.

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Production Begins in Montréal on Season 3 of Bravo’s Acclaimed Original Drama 19-2

? Starring Adrian Holmes and Jared Keeso, Bravo’s hit original drama returns in 2016 –
– Louis Choquette, Sturla Gunnarsson, and Stefan Pleszczynski slated to direct –
? Season 1 streaming now on CraveTV –
? Viewers can catch Season 2 of 19-2, Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on CTV and CTV GO –

Behind the scenes: Adrian Holmes, Jared Keeso, and Benz Antoine train for a third season of 19-2.  (Photo credit: SPVM)

Behind the scenes: Adrian Holmes, Jared Keeso, and Benz Antoine train for a third season of 19-2.
(Photo credit: SPVM)

MONTRÉAL (August 10, 2015) – Bravo announced today that production has begun on Season 3 of its hit original drama 19-2. Set to return to Bravo in 2016, the 10-episode, hour-long drama co-produced by Montréal’s Sphere Media Plus and Echo Media, films on location in Montréal throughout the rest of summer and fall. Season 3 sees the return of beat partners Ben Chartier (Jared Keeso), and Nick Barron (Adrian Holmes), as they navigate the blurred-lines between Montréal politics and organized crime, while the squad searches for redemption and begins to heal from Season 2’s traumatic events including a horrific school shooting, and the shocking revelation that their beloved sergeant was a pedophile.

Season 3 also introduces new cast members including Juliette Gosselin (Les Jeunes Loups) as manipulative teen foster child Martine who claims to have information on Kaz’s death; Krista Bridges (DURHAM COUNTY) as Inspector Elise Roberge stationed at 19 to wrap up the investigation of Sergeant Houle; and Joe Pingue (THE EXPANSE) as Charlie Figo, an old-school mobster who goads Nick into uncharted territory. Writers Bruce Smith (DURHAM COUNTY), Jesse McKeown (ROGUE), and Nikolijne Troubetzkoy (CALL ME FITZ) return, as Lynne Kamm (8 Count) and Alison Lea Bingeman (REMEDY) join the writer’s room. Louis Choquette (Rumours, Mirador, Le Gentleman) returns to direct, with Sturla Gunnarsson (MOTIVE), and Stefan Pleszczynski (THE FLASH) also confirmed to direct this season.

** Media Note ** Photography is available online at bellmedia.ca/pr

“Season 2 of 19-2 pushed its characters to astonishing limits, professionally and personally,” said Corrie Coe, Senior Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media. “In Season 3, viewers can expect riveting stories of redemption, personal drama, and ultimately, healing, skillfully created by our talented production partners at Sphere Media Plus and Echo Media, as well as the incredibly gifted and award-winning, cast,and crew.”

“We are incredibly excited to work with and have the support of Bell Media for yet another season of 19-2,” said Jocelyn Deschênes, Founding President and Executive Producer, Sphere Media. “It has been incredibly gratifying to work with this talented and award-winning cast and crew for the last two seasons. It is with incredible gratitude and pride that Luc Châtelain (Echo Media) and I deliver a third season to our supportive audience.”

Season 3 of 19-2 picks up where Season 2 left off, with a fragmented squad reeling from the revelation that their sergeant, once the glue that held them together, was a pedophile and a mole for organized crime. Although there is a strong bond within 19, each character is caught up in their own drama. Nick’s quest to find his cousin’s killer gives him a dangerously deep look into the organized crime world, rubbing elbows with Montréal’s shadiest characters. While dealing with his alcoholic father, Ben tries to keep Nick on the straight and narrow while building his reputation as both a trustworthy cop and partner to Amelie. With their personal drama as a distraction, Ben and Nick don’t realize the dangers building around them, and the consequences they are about to cause.

Nominated for 10 Canadian Screen Awards in 2015, 19-2 received the second-most nominations of any television series behind Space’s ORPHAN BLACK. Season 2 grew its timeslot audience (Mondays at 10 p.m. ET) by 54% compared to the same weeks last year and over the course of the season reached a total of 2.5 million viewers. Adrian Holmes (ARROW) and recent CSA Best Actor winner Jared Keeso (Godzilla, LETTERKENNY), reprise their roles as embattled beat cops Nick Barron and Ben Chartier. For those who have yet to get hooked on 19-2, Season 1 of 19-2 is streaming now on CraveTVTM. Season 2 currently airs Sundays, at 9 p.m. ET on CTV and CTV GO.

19-2 is co-produced by Sphère Média Plus and Echo Media in association with Bell Media, and also stars CSA nominee Laurence Lebeouf (DURHAM COUNTY) as Nick’s former lover, Audrey; CSA nominee Dan Petronijevic (SAVING HOPE) as angry beat-cop J.M.; CSA nominee Benz Antoine (THE LISTENER) as struggling alcoholic, officer Tyler; Mylène Dinh-Robic (THE LISTENER) as Tyler’s brazen, no-nonsense partner Béatrice; Bruce Ramsay (CONTINUUM) as manipulative District Commander Marcel Gendron; and Alexander De Jordy (LETTERKENNY) as rookie cop Richard Dulac. CSA nominee Maxim Roy (HEARTLAND) returns to guest star as Nick’s ex-wife Isabelle.

Bell Media Production Executive is Michele McMahon. Tom Hastings is Director, Independent Production, Bell Media. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media. Tracey Pearce is Senior Vice-President, Specialty and Pay, Bell Media. Phil King is President, CTV, Sports, and Entertainment Programming, Bell Media.

Source : Numeris (BBM Canada)

For more information

Andrea Allen

andrea.allen@bellmedia.ca

Mary Costa

mary.costa@bellmedia.ca

About Sphere Media
Headquartered in the Montreal area, Sphère Média Plus has established itself as a major player in television production. Founded by Jocelyn Deschênes in 1997, the company has earned universal acclaim for the boldness, originality and quality of its productions. With more than 1000 hours of series television to its credit – including successful high-end series like LES HAUTS ET LES BAS DE SOPHIE PAQUIN and its English adaptation SOPHIE, BAD KARMA, TOUTE LA VÉRITÉ, and NOUVELLE ADRESSE the company offers primetime programming that is attractive to viewers and contemporary in outlook.

Sphère Média Plus productions have been sold or adapted in a variety of international markets. In Canada, the company’s programs have been seen on the Radio-Canada, TVA, CBC and Séries+ networks, and the company has worked on the pilot of Isabel (adapted from the series LE MONDE DE CHARLOTTE) for NBC in the United States. Over the years the company has won numerous industry and people’s choice prizes, including more than 120 Prix Gémeaux (TV industry awards). Sphère Média Plus continues to develop new projects for both the French-and English-speaking markets. Since 2011, the company has had an office in Toronto, confirming its desire to extend its activities across the whole of the North American market.

About Echo Media
Echo Media is a film and television production company headed by President and Founder Luc Châtelain. Over the last 30 years Echo Media (formerly Spectra Television) has produced a rich portfolio of hundreds of hours of programming in all genres that have won the hearts of audiences, critics and industry members alike. The company offers a rich catalogue of award-winning drama series (19-2, ARMISTED MAUPIN’S FURTHER TALES OF THE CITY); animation series (LIFE ON THE BLOCK, FRED’S HEAD); documentaries (Inside The Cirque du Soleil, 10 x OTTO DIX, Building the Future in Haïti, Life is a Highway); feature films (Memories Corner; Metallic Blues) youth programming (MIAM!, TOOPY AND BINOO, KID PADDLE); as well as comedy and music and variety events coverage (Cirque Éloize’s Rain, Nomade, and Nebbia; Amelia by Edouard Lock, Brian Setzer Orchestra).

Nominated for the most prestigious of prizes and festivals, Echo Media is a recipient of numerous awards, notably the Geminis, Gemeaux, ADISQ, Banff Rockie, Montreux Rose d’Or, and International and Primetime Emmys. Echo Media’s productions have been distributed in over 180 countries around the world.

About Bell Media Independent Production
Bell Media has commissioned some of Canada’s most-watched and most-acclaimed original programming, working with the best Canadian independent producers in the country. Hit CTV series include ratings success stories SAVING HOPE, MOTIVE, the record-breaking THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, and MASTERCHEF CANADA. Among the scripted series on Bell Media pay and specialty channels are the three-time Emmy®-nominated hit DEGRASSI, the internationally acclaimed ORPHAN BLACK, the most-watched original series in Space history BITTEN, Bravo’s most-watched original drama 19-2, award-winning dramedy SENSITIVE SKIN, the adventure series KILLJOYS, and upcoming cult comedy, LETTERKENNY. Bell Media specialty channels are also home to hit factual series HIGHWAY THRU HELL, COLD WATER COWBOYS, and CANADA’S WORST DRIVER, among others.

About Bravo
Bravo delivers compelling stories through clever and immersive programming to viewers across Canada. From high-profile dramas to blockbuster feature films, Bravo is home to award-winning entertainment. Bravo is a division of Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. More information about Bravo is available at www.bravo.ca.

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