MIPCOM: UK's Channel 5 Picks Up Canadian Cop Drama 'Played'
CANNES – Britain's Channel 5 has acquired the Canadian drama Played about Toronto cops going undercover to infiltrate criminal organizations.
The sale by Muse Distribution International comes ahead of MIPCOM and Played's debut later this month in Canada on the CTV network.
"Channel 5 has always been a home for smart, sassy crime procedural drama. Played is no exception, and we’re sure it’ll be a favorite with our audience," said Sebastian Cardwell, acquisitions manager at Channel 5, in a statement Thursday.
The Canadian series is produced by Muse Entertainment (The Kennedys) and Back Alley Film Productions.
Vincent Walsh, Chandra West and Lisa Marcos play drug dealers, paid assassins, gunrunners and gangsters so that they can collect evidence to nab criminals.
Played was created by Greg Nelson (Saving Hope, Rookie Blue), who is showrunning the first season of 13 episodes along with Adrienne Mitchell.