Shoot the Messenger
SHOOT THE MESSENGER (8x60), from executive producers and creators Sudz Sutherland and Jennifer Holness of Hungry Eyes Film and Television, is a political crime thriller that centres on the complex relationships between crime reporters and the police.
The series follows Daisy Channing (Elyse Levesque), a young reporter trying to balance a messy personal life with a burgeoning career. Things begin to go sideways for Daisy when she witnesses a murder she thinks is gang-related, only to find herself slowly drawn into an interconnected web of criminal and illicit sexual activity that reaches into the corridors of corporate and political power. It's the kind of story that will destroy lives, including those of her own family. With help from lead homicide detective Kevin Lutz (Lyriq Bent), her editor Mary Foster (Alex Kingston) and co-worker Simon Olenski (Lucas Bryant), Daisy uncovers a cover-up so scandalous it could bring down the government.
The dynamic cast also includes Hannah Anderson as Daisy's sister Chloe Channing, Ari Cohen as Attorney General Sam Charles, Edie Inksetter as Lutz's partner Jordana Ortiz, Al Sapienza as real estate developer Eric Lawson, Nicholas Campbell as Daisy and Chloe's dad Henry Channing, and features special appearances by The Barenaked Ladies' Ed Robertson as Greggor Woods, The Toronto Raptors' Jamaal Magloire as Orlandio Spence, and ex-NBA player-turned-television-star Rick Fox as Anthony Telpher. The series was filmed on location in Toronto.
CBC today announced premiere dates for its fall 2016 television season, featuring a diverse and uniquely Canadian slate of six new and 18 returning series including premium drama and comedy, cutting-edge news and investigative content, original documentaries and engaging factual, arts, kids, daytime and sports programming. Read More »
CBC, the number-one media brand in Canada*, today announced its 2016-17 fall and winter season, featuring a uniquely Canadian slate of new and returning original drama, comedy, factual, news, documentary, sports, arts and digital content from diverse voices and perspectives. Read More »
CBC Television today unveiled its summer 2016 schedule with five new series, returning home-grown hits and comprehensive coverage of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Read More »
CBC today announced five new original programs to its 2016-17 lineup of Canadian hits, along with the renewal of another 10 returning titles. Read More »
CBC today announced the addition of 10 bold new original productions along with the renewal of 14 series. Read More »
Shoot the Messenger
Arts & Entertainment
Mondays @ 9 p.m. (9:30 NT)
Mary Foster | Shoot the Messenger
Daisy Channing | Shoot the Messenger
Simon Olenski | Shoot the Messenger
Detective Frank Lutz | Shoot the Messenger