Hallmark re-ups 'Intelligence' for 2nd season


TORONTO -- The Hallmark Channel has re-upped the Canadian cop drama "Intelligence" for a second season, series distributors Daro Film Distribution and Thunderbird Films said Monday.

Monaco-based Daro Film and Vancouver-based Thunderbird Films said they extended their worldwide deal with Hallmark Channel for Season 2 of "Intelligence," from showrunner Chris Haddock ("The Handler").

The deal was unveiled by Pierre-Andre Rochat for Daro Film, Michael Shepard for Thunderbird and Mark Lawrence, Hallmark director of global acquisitions.

"Intelligence," which stars Ian Tracey as the head of a West Coast crime family and Klea Scott ("Minority Report") as head of a local crime unit, follows such other procedural dramas from Haddock as "Da Vinci's Inquest" and "Da Vinci's City Hall," which show a grittier side of Vancouver.