Cameron Pictures, CBC, and NBCUniversal International Studios announced on Monday morning that production is now underway on Season 2 of the buddy-cop drama Pretty Hard Cases. Filmed in and around Toronto, this season features 12 one-hour episodes and new faces joining stars Meredith MacNeill (Baroness von Sketch Show) and Adrienne C. Moore (Orange Is The New Black).
Season 2 of Pretty Hard Cases is set to premiere in winter 2022. It will once again follow MacNeill as the optimistic, over-achieving Detective Sam Wazowski, and Moore as the tough and unapologetic Detective Kelly Duff, two radically different Guns and Gangs detectives in their early 40s.
This season finds the pair in brand new territory, both at work and in their personal lives. As official partners for the first time, they have never been better at blending their different skills to get the job done. In the spirit of moving forward, they’re also trying to leave their baggage behind. Sam is now an empty nester with a new love life, while Kelly is forging fresh bonds with her estranged sisters. When they find themselves up against a new age gang that doesn’t operate by the same old rules, Sam and Kelly are forced to put their lives on the line as they attempt the riskiest takedown of their careers.
MacNeill and Moore will be joined in Season 2 by new series regulars, Sonja Smits (American Gods/Eleventh Hour) as Judy Wazowski, K.C. Collins (Clarice/The Strain) as Detective Len Grierson, and Ben Bass (Rookie Blue/Burden of Truth) as DS Brad Michaels.
Reprising their roles are Karen Robinson (Schitt’s Creek) as tough, sardonic, Unit Commander Edwina Shanks; Al Mukadam (Miss Sloan) as Detective Taai Nazeer, a paragon of non-toxic masculinity who doesn’t have a problem working with complicated women; Percy Hynes White (The Gifted) as Sam’s charming hustler son Elliot Wazowski; Katie Douglas (Ginny & Georgia) as Elliot’s streetwise girlfriend, Jackie Sullivan; and Daren A. Herbert (Kim’s Convenience) as Detective Nathan Greene, Kelly’s on-again-off-again friend with benefits.
Pretty Hard Cases is co-created by Tassie Cameron (Mary Kills People, Ten Days in the Valley, Rookie Blue, The Robber Bride) and Sherry White (Little Dog, Frontier, Ten Days in the Valley, Rookie Blue).
“We are thrilled to be back on set with our incredible cast, making twelve new episodes of this show we all love so much. Getting to tell high-stakes crime stories with a sense of humour is such a pleasure, especially during these complicated times,” said Cameron and White.
“When we first commissioned Pretty Hard Cases in 2019, we didn’t know how perfectly it would end up reflecting the times we now find ourselves in,” said Sally Catto, General Manager, Entertainment, Factual and Sports, CBC. “Tassie, Sherry, Amy and the show’s wonderful cast led by Meredith and Adrienne have brilliantly reimagined the police procedural while offering a witty and refreshingly authentic perspective on female friendship.”
Kelsey Balance, SVP, Scripted Programming, NBCUniversal International Studios added “We are so proud to be working with the formidable Sherry White and Tassie Cameron, Cameron Pictures and CBC to bring a second season of Pretty Hard Cases to audiences. This witty drama explores so many universal themes such as friendship, parenthood, love and the emotional truth and complexities of being a woman. Season two promises to bring even more drama, packed with fresh humour.”
Writers include Sherry White, Jillian Locke, Tassie Cameron, Keavy Lynch, Carina Samuels, Chris Roberts, Seneca Aaron. Directors are Jordan Canning, Sherry White, Samir Rehem, Mars Horodyski, Cory Bowles, Grant Harvey, Madison Thomas, Weyni Mengesha, John Stead, John Fawcett, Gail Harvey, and Winnifred Jong.