GLOBAL AND ENTERTAINMENT ONE ANNOUNCE START OF PRODUCTION FOR SEASON 4 OF HIT SERIES PRIVATE EYES
Juno Award-Winner and ET Canada Correspondent Keshia Chanté Joins the Cast in a Recurring Role, while Guest Stars include Canadian Actors Erica Durance, Aaron Ashmore, and HGTV Canada’s Scott McGillivray
Series Star Cindy Sampson Makes Her Directorial Debut
Season 3 of Canada’s Most-Watched Summer Drama Currently airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT
Toronto, Canada – Global announced today the start of production for Season 4 of Canada’s beloved PI series, Private Eyes. From Canadian broadcaster and production partner Corus Entertainment, with Entertainment One (eOne), the smash-hit detective series returns to the exciting, sexy, and unpredictable world of The Everett and Shade agency. Featuring 12 new episodes, Shade (Jason Priestley) and Everett (Cindy Sampson) have their hands full of new twisty, thrilling, and dangerous cases to solve.
“We’re so pleased to begin Season 4 of Global’s standout hit,” said Lisa Godfrey, Vice President of Original Content, Corus Entertainment. “After three incredibly successful seasons, Private Eyes continues to resonate with audiences, and we are proud to support such a successful Canadian original scripted series.”
“We are ecstatic to continue our great partnership with Global on this popular series,” said Jocelyn Hamilton, eOne’s President, Canada, Television. “Private Eyes has found a large and faithful audience around the globe, with Season 3 the current top-rated scripted series in Canada. We can’t wait to start filming and to share Season 4 with the fans.”
Along with starring in the series, Cindy Sampson takes on the role of director for one episode this season. With Toronto remaining a focal point of the series, Season 4 will showcase a range of different worlds from a Gatsby garden party, to a high-profile celebrity golf tournament, and the glitz and glamour of a film festival, to a bizarre alien cult. Shade and Everett will be personally and professionally challenged as they think about the paths not taken, and what kind of life they want to lead.
Returning cast for Season 4 include Jules Shade (Jordyn Negri), Don Shade (Barry Flatman), Zoe Chow (Samantha Wan), Officer Danica Powers (Ruth Goodwin), Nora Everett (Mimi Kuzyk),and Inspector Mathilda Carson (Linda Kash).
Season 4 also welcomes new faces to the cast including Canadian singer and ET Canada Correspondent Keshia Chanté who will play Mia, Angie’s friend, and Supinder Wraich (The Beaverton) as Kate, Officer Danica Powers’ girlfriend. A new crop of guest stars will also make an appearance including acclaimed Canadian actors Erica Durance (Saving Hope), Aaron Ashmore (Killjoys), Katie Boland (Reign), HGTV Canada’s Scott McGillivray, and more.
With production underway on the new season, viewers can catch Season 3 of Private Eyes Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Global until the finale on Wednesday, August 7. Currently averaging over 1 million viewers each week*, Private Eyes continues to capture audiences as the #1 drama this summer**.
Fans can also stream Private Eyes live on GlobalTV.com and Global TV App by signing in with their TV service provider credentials or watch the next day on GlobalTV.com and the Global TV App (now available on iOS, Apple TV, Android, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire, and Roku). Plus, viewers can catch up on Seasons 1 and 2 of the hit detective series also available on Global’s digital platforms.
Private Eyes is produced by eOne in association with Corus Entertainment, with the participation of the Canada Media Fund, the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit, the Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit, and IPF’s Cogeco TV Production Program. The series is executive produced by Jocelyn Hamilton and Tecca Crosby for eOne, Shawn Piller and Lloyd Segan for Piller/Segan, Jason Priestley, Alexandra Zarowny and James Thorpe. Piller, Zarowny and Thorpe are also showrunners.
For Corus, Susan Alexander is Production Executive; Rachel Nelson is Director, Original Content, Drama, Kids and Factual; Lisa Godfrey is Vice President of Original Content, Corus Entertainment.
Source: Numeris PPM Data, Total Canada, Ind. 2+ AMA(000)
*Season 3 to-date (May 29- June23/19)
**SM’19 std (Jun 3 – Jun 23/19), confirmed data, 3+ airings, CDN COM ENG CONV national networks, excludes FIFA, NBA and NHL finals
Global Television is a Corus Entertainment Network.
About Corus Entertainment Inc.
Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that develops and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. The company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompass 37 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a suite of digital assets, animation software, technology and media services. Corus is also an established creator of globally distributed content through Nelvana animation studio, Corus Studios, and children’s book publishing house Kids Can Press. The company also owns innovative full-service social digital agency so.da, and lifestyle entertainment company Kin Canada. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada, Global News, Globalnews.ca, Q107, Country 105, and CFOX. Visit Corus at www.corusent.com.
About Entertainment One
Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a global independent studio that specialises in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. The Company’s diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales; family programming, merchandising and licensing; digital content; and live entertainment. Through its global reach and expansive scale, powered by deep local market knowledge, the Company delivers the best content to the world.
Entertainment One’s robust network includes international feature film distribution company Sierra/Affinity; Amblin Partners with DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment; Makeready with Brad Weston; unscripted television production companies Whizz Kid Entertainment and Renegade 83; live entertainment leaders Round Room Entertainment; world-class music labels Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; and award-winning emerging content and technology studio Secret Location.
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