TORONTO, October 13, 2015 – Entertainment One Television (eOne) and Shaw Media announced today that production has begun on The Code (working title) starring Golden Globe nominee and Canadian Screen Award winner Jason Priestley. Set to premiere on Global in spring 2016, this new 10-episode one-hour drama series is a rousing P.I. procedural with a wry wit that combines drama, humour, and romance. Priestley plays “Matt ‘Shadow’ Shade”, an ex-pro hockey player who uses his ability to read people and anticipate their moves in his new gig as a crime-solving P.I. along with his smart, beautiful, and feisty partner “Angie Everett” played by Cindy Sampson (Rogue, Rookie Blue).
Shot on location in and around Toronto, The Code takes a modern spin on the classic noir hero story, as Matt and Angie investigate a wide range of fascinating cases from fraud to adultery to conspiracy and murder, while offering a great relationship drama along the way.
“We are excited to partner once again with an unprecedented team of top writers, producers, and actors on another Original Canadian series,” said Christine Shipton, Senior Vice President and Chief Creative Officer, Shaw Media. “We’re so proud to have Jason Priestley as our star, and look forward to seeing his twist on the classic PI story as he brings to life the world of Matt Shade.”