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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Universal Channel adds new female Canadian police procedural drama series, The Detail, to the African schedule from 5 June.


NBCUniversal International Networks has acquired the TV rights to the new drama series, The Detail, from Entertainment One (eOne) for South Africa and Africa with the Canadian police procedural that will start its on Tuesday, 5 June at 20:00 on the Universal Channel (DStv 117).

The Detail revolves around three talented, female homicide investigators who work on solving crimes while navigating the challenges of their personal lives and star Angela Griffin, Shenae Grimes-Beech and Wendy Crewson.

Detective Stevie Hall (Griffin) is a sharp, quick-witted interrogator who mentors the street smart detective Jacqueline "Jack" Cooper (Grimes-Beech) who has a messy personal life. Joining them is staff inspector Fiona Currie (Crewson), the homicide unit's formidable boss, who works overtime to secure justice.

"At Universal we love great characters and believe they are central to compelling entertainment," says Lee Raftery, the managing director United Kingdom and emerging markets and chief marketing and content officer at NBCUniversal International.

"We're excited for our viewers to get to know the three strong, female lead detectives from The Detail as they navigate the demands of their jobs while balancing the responsibilities of family life."

The Detail is produced by Ilana Frank of ICF Films with eOne in association with CTV.

"Angela, Shenae and Wendy perfectly capture these strong, complicated and authentically flawed characters that struggle against the obstacles that women face in their personal and professional lives every day," says Ilana Frank, executive producer, saying that The Detail depicts "topical, up-to-the-minute cases and stories seen through a distinctly and unapologetically female lens".

The Detail has a deep talent pool of female writers, directors, producers, and key consultants with Ley Lukins as executive producer and co-showrunner who is also series developer; Ilana Frank, Linda Pope, Sally Wainwright and Nicola Shindler as executive producers, Sonia Hosko as co-executive producer; Kathy Avrich Johnson as consulting producer and writers Naledi Jackson, Sandra Chwialkowska, Katrina Saville and Sarah Goodman.

Directors on The Detail include Jordan Canning and Sara St. Onge.