Just six episodes into its 16-episode first season, Citytv announced on Thursday that it has renewed Hudson & Rex for Season 2. The second season will also consist of 16 one-hour episodes and is Citytv’s highest-rated original scripted series since 2015, reaching more than 2.5M viewers during its first six debut episodes. Season 1 of the series returns from a mid-season hiatus on June 13, with episodes moving to Thursdays at 8 ET/PT on Citytv.
“We are so thrilled that viewers have fallen in love with Hudson & Rex – what’s not to love about a cop and a dog solving crimes in beautiful St. John’s? It has been a delight to adapt the Inspector Rex format and build upon its worldwide success with our Canadian talent, in front of and behind the camera. We look forward to starting production on a second season and working together with our incredible partners at Rogers Media to continue growing this series and fandom,” said Christina Jennings, Chairman & CEO, Shaftesbury / Executive Producer.
The action-packed police-procedural drama is set in St. John’s, Nfld and follows the partnership between Major Crimes detective Charlie Hudson (John Reardon; Van Helsing, Continuum) and his partner, Rex (canine Diesel vom Burgimwald), a German Shepherd with heightened senses and formerly with the K-9 police unit. Based on the Austrian drama Inspector Rex, Hudson & Rex also stars Mayko Nguyen (Killjoys) as Doctor Sarah Truong, Kevin Hanchard (Orphan Black) as Superintendent Joe Donovan and Justin Kelly (Wynonna Earp) as Tech Analyst Jesse Mills.
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Hudson & Rex resumes Season 1 episodes on Thursday, June 13 at 8 p.m. ET on Citytv.
Editor in Chief Bridget Liszewski comes from a long line of TV Junkies who fostered her love of television from a very young age. She's channeled that passion into covering both US and Canadian television shows, and is thankful everyday for the invention of the DVR. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, she loves college football and is a fan of sports in general. Bridget is always up for talking TV and you can follow her on twitter at @BridgetOnTV.