The streaming service is part Bell Media, which also owns broadcaster CTV, and Russell Peters is the Indian Detective will be produced in partnership with the free TV net.
The show was created by Frank Spotnitz (Man in the High Castle) and will be produced by his Big Light Productions banner. It will be shot in 4K in Mumbai and Toronto and debut next year.
The comedy drama will run to 4x60mins, and star the titular Canadian comic Peters as an ambitious Toronto cop of Indian descent who is unjustly suspended and, while on leave, visits family in India and becomes embroiled in a local case.
“I couldn’t be happier that my first leading role in a series will be on a show with not only my name in the title, but a show that lets me do drama and comedy at the same time,” said Peters.
“We are committed to the development and growth of CraveTV Originals and partnering with the best in the business,” said Mike Cosentino, senior VP, programming, CTV Networks and CraveTV. “We think this project and the opportunity to work with Russell, a true international comedic force, delivers on both fronts.”
Crave’s first original was Letterkenny. As of last August, when the last numbers were issued, CraveTV had 730,000 subs.