CBC announces new buddy cop drama series Lady Dicks
CBC, along with NBCUniversal International Studios, has added to its slate a new original drama series starring Meredith MacNeill (Baroness von Sketch Show) and Adrienne C. Moore (Orange is the New Black).
Currently in pre-production, the action-packed series Lady Dicks 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.
"Not only are these characters working high-pressure police cases, but they're also grappling with work-life balance, family, ambition, and partnerships," says Tassie Cameron (Rookie Blue), who is co-creating and co-showrunning the series with Sherry White (Little Dog, streaming now on CBC Gem) for Cameron Pictures.
CBC fans will recognize MacNeill from her role on Baroness von Sketch Show, known for her impressive physical comedy skills and outrageous performances over four seasons of the series. Baroness von Sketch Show is available to stream now on CBC Gem.
Moore is best known for her role as Cindy 'Black Cindy' Hayes on Netflix's Orange is the New Black.
Critically-acclaimed director, David Wellington (Vikings, Orphan Black, Rookie Blue) is set to direct the premiere episode.
"Lady Dicks is an exciting, smart and witty drama brought to life by a team of brilliant women," says 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."
Lady Dicks will begin shooting in Ontario this fall.