IMDb TV takes US rights to Canada’s ‘Pretty Hard Cases’

Amazon-owned free streamer IMDb TV has picked up Canadian buddy-cop drama series Pretty Hard Cases for an exclusive US debut next month.

Originally commissioned by Canadian pubcaster CBC, where it debuted in February, the series is produced by Cameron Pictures in association with CBC and NBCUniversal International Studios, a division of Universal Studio Group. It will land on IMDb TV on 10 September.

The “fun and irreverent” show follows two cops at the top of their respective games: the optimistic, over-achieving guns and gangs detective, Samantha Wazowski (Meredith MacNeill) and the tough, unapologetic drug squad detective, Kelly Duff (Adrienne C. Moore). It’s not until their chance meeting during a takedown that Sam and Kelly realise they’re going after the same target – and they couldn’t disagree more on strategy, and pretty much everything else.

Pretty Hard Cases is created by Sherry White and Tassie Cameron, who also serve as co-showrunners. Sherry White, Tassie Cameron, Amy Cameron, and Alex Patrick executive produce, while Wanda Chaffey produces and Caledonia Brown associate produces. The series is distributed by NBCUniversal Global Distribution.

The acquisition follows this week’s announcement that the streamer has taken exclusive AVOD rights to CGI-animated series 100% Wolf – Legend Of The Moonstone in the US.

Other originals on the service include the upcoming docuseries series Luke Bryan: My Dirt Road Diary, heist drama Leverage: Redemption and a Bosch spinoff.

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