Endemol picks up rights to 'Endgame'

Showcase to air crime drama beginning spring 2011

TORONTO -- Endemol Group has picked up the international distribution rights to the Canadian crime drama "Endgame," excluding North America.

The Canuck series from indie producers Thunderbird Films and Front Street Pictures stars Shawn Doyle as a Russian chess master who uses his calculating mind to solve crimes that stump others.

Canadian drama cable channel Showcase is to debut "Endgame" in spring 2011, with production now underway in Vancouver.

"Endgame" is created and showrun by Avrum Jacobson (ReGenesis), and is directed by David Frazee.

The executive producer credits are shared by Michael Shepard, Tim Gamble and Harvey Kahn.
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