CBC AND NBCUNIVERSAL INTERNATIONAL STUDIOS PARTNER ON LADY DICKS, AN ORIGINAL BUDDY COP DRAMA FROM CAMERON PICTURES

Feb 10, 2020

New Canadian series to star MEREDITH MACNEILL (Baroness von Sketch Show)
and ADRIENNE C. MOORE (Orange Is The New Black)

CBC and NBCUniversal International Studios, a division of NBCUniversal Content Studios, today announced new original drama series LADY DICKS (10x60, Cameron Pictures), starring Meredith MacNeill (Baroness von Sketch Show) and Adrienne C. Moore (Orange Is The New Black). 

Co-created by Tassie Cameron (Mary Kills People, Ten Days in the Valley, Rookie Blue, The Robber Bride) and Sherry White (Little Dog, Frontier, Ten Days in the Valley, Rookie Blue), LADY DICKS is a fun and honest portrayal of two radically different female detectives in their early 40s. Critically-acclaimed director, Holly Dale (Batwoman, Mary Kills People) will direct the premiere episode. The series is currently in pre-production and will begin shooting in Ontario this spring. 

The action-packed series follows Guns and Gangs detective, Samantha (MacNeill) and Narcotics detective, Kelly (Moore), who by day are true action heroes in their own particular way: skilled, tough, determined, and ruthless. But by night, they’re both grappling with loneliness, dysfunctional families, screwed-up love lives, and a sense that their professional ambitions may not be totally in line with their personal needs. Their friendship could help to balance each other out, if only they didn’t drive one another utterly insane.

"After years of friendship and working together, we’re in a great place to dig into a female buddy cop show," says White. Cameron agrees: "Not only are these characters working high-pressure police cases, but they're also grappling with work-life balance, family, ambition, and partnerships.”

“Lady Dicks is an exciting, smart and witty drama brought to life by a team of brilliant women,” said Sally Catto, General Manager, Programming, CBC. “This series will resonate with audiences across Canada and around the world, and I’m thrilled that CBC will be its home. We are so fortunate to have Meredith MacNeill and Adrienne C. Moore onboard to star and look forward to working with Cameron Pictures to bring this series to life.”

Jeff Wachtel, President, NBCUniversal International Studios, added: “We have been desperate to work with Tassie, Sherry and Amy for years now, and we can’t think of a better team to breathe fresh life into the cop genre. CBC is a wonderful partner and this is a show we can’t wait to take out to the international market!”

A CBC Original Series, LADY DICKS is produced by Cameron Pictures in association with CBC and NBCUniversal International Studios. The series is created by Sherry White and Tassie Cameron, who also serve as Co-Showrunners. Sherry White, Tassie Cameron, Amy Cameron and Alex Patrick are Executive Producers. For CBC, Sally Catto is General Manager, Programming; Trish Williams is Executive Director, Scripted Content; Helen Asimakis is Senior Director, Drama, Scripted Content; and Melanie Nepinak Hadley is Executive in Charge of Production. For NBCUniversal International Studios, Jeff Wachtel is President and Amal Baggar is VP, Scripted Programming. NBCUniversal will handle global distribution.

 

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 About CBC/Radio-Canada

CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster. Through our mandate to inform, enlighten and entertain, we play a central role in strengthening Canadian culture. As Canada’s trusted news source, we offer a uniquely Canadian perspective on news, current affairs and world affairs. Our distinctively homegrown entertainment programming draws audiences from across the country. Deeply rooted in communities, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We also deliver content in Spanish, Arabic and Chinese, as well as both official languages, through Radio Canada International (RCI). We are leading the transformation to meet the needs of Canadians in a digital world.

About Cameron Pictures

Cameron Pictures Inc. is an independent production company co-founded by sisters Tassie Cameron and Amy Cameron. Tassie is a Canadian Screen Award-winning executive producer and showrunner, recently co-showrunner on Mary Kills People and previously creator and executive producer on ABC’s Ten Days in the Valley, starring Kyra Sedgwick. She was showrunner on the six season run of Global/ABC hit Rookie Blue and has worked on some of television’s most exciting dramas including Flashpoint, The Eleventh Hour, Degrassi, and the CBC/Working Title adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s The Robber Bride. Amy is a television executive, award-winning journalist, author, and creator of the CBC drama series Wild Roses. Before starting Cameron Pictures, Amy was the executive in charge of production at CBC TV Drama overseeing the award-winning series The Book of Negroes, Heartland, and Republic of Doyle. Cameron Pictures' first two series are the critically acclaimed Mary Kills People for Global/Lifetime and the CBC comedy Little Dog.

About NBCUniversal International Studios

NBCUniversal International Studios, a division of NBCUniversal Content Studios, delivers award-winning content to millions across the globe. Based in London, the business’ in-house production labels include: Carnival Films, creator of worldwide phenomenon Downton Abbey, Netflix series The Last Kingdom and upcoming drama Belgravia for ITV and EPIX; Monkey Kingdom, producer of BAFTA-winning Made in Chelsea, reality ITVBe hit The Real Housewives of Cheshire and ITV2 hip hop comedy show Don’t Hate The Playaz; and Australian-based Matchbox Pictures, producer of critically-acclaimed series Glitch, The Slap, Safe Harbour, and upcoming dramas Stateless and Clickbait.

NBCUniversal International Studios also operates joint production ventures with Working Title Television (Tales of the City, The Luminaries and Lady Parts) and Heyday Television (The Long Song, The Capture and Clickbait), and owns an equity stake in LARK Productions (Fortunate Son) in Canada. International Studios also comprises a UK and LA-based Scripted unit, which developed and produces the Emmy-nominated television remake Hanna for Amazon Prime Video. Season two is set to launch on the platform this year. 

 

For further information, please contact: 

Elizabeth Reid - Public Relations, CBC

elizabeth.reid@cbc.ca | 416.205.2665

Adrienne Kakoullis - Unit Publicist, Lady Dicks

akakoullis@risepr.ca