Alibi Picks Up Canadian Police Drama ‘Hudson & Rex’ To Premiere In The UK
UKTV’s Alibi has picked up the first 2 seasons of Canadian lighthearted police procedural ‘Hudson & Rex‘ to premiere later in 2020 it has been announced.
The series stars John Reardon (‘Van Helsing’, ‘Continuum’) as Detective Charlie Hudson, a cunning Major Crimes detective for the St. John’s Police Department in Newfoundland, who teams up with an unusual partner – Rex (the fabulously named good boy, Diesel von Burgimwald), a former-K9 German Shepherd, whose heightened senses keep Charlie hot on the trail of his suspects.
Together, they investigate puzzling crimes, from a kidnapping which reveals a much larger conspiracy at play to an art theft murder which runs deep into the world of high society. With Charlie’s deft detective work and Rex’s keen canine senses, this crime-fighting pair is unstoppable.
Alongside Reardon and Diesel von Burgimwald (such a good boy!), the series also stars Mayko Nguyen (‘Killjoys’) as Chief of Forensics Sarah Truong, Kevin Hanchard (‘Orphan Black’) as Superintendent Joseph Donovan, and Justin Kelly (‘Wynonna Earp’) as IT Specialist Jesse Mills.
Alibi acquired the first two seasons of the drama, which is currently in the middle of filming Season 3, although they did pause filming last week due to a case of COVID-19. The person involved, who is currently isolating, was asymptomatic and had minimal contact with people involved with the show as she didn’t work directly on-set, so filming is expected to resume shortly.
The series is produced by Shaftesbury and Pope Productions in association with Citytv and distributor Beta Film, and is the English-language adaptation of Italian-Austrian drama ‘Komissar Rex’. Along with the UK, Beta has recently sold the drama to TV4 in Sweden, TV2 in Denmark and Forta in Spain. The drama already airs in over 100 countries around the globe including Germany, France, the Netherlands, Latin America and Africa. A US broadcaster currently being negotiated.
‘Hudson & Rex‘ Season 1 will premiere later in 2020 on Alibi in the UK.