Cameron Pictures, CBC, and Universal International Studios, a division of Universal Studio Group, announced on Thursday the start of production on Season 3 of the comedy-drama series Pretty Hard Cases is officially underway. Filming of the 11-time Canadian Screen Award-nominated original series continues in and around Toronto for 10 one-hour episodes. Season 3 is set to air on CBC in winter 2023.
This season, Pretty Hard Casesfinds a miserably demoted Samantha Wazowski (Meredith MacNeill) and a deeply undercover Kelly Duff (Adrienne C. Moore) reuniting to win their way back into the OCE after eight long months apart. Although their professional relationship has never been stronger, Sam and Kelly need to prove they’re worthy of the department’s top cases to the new and exacting Unit Commander, Gloria Ballard, played by award-winning actor Wendy Crewson (Departure, Good Sam). Gloria has high standards, excellent clothes, spiky hair, and is intimidating AF. She doesn’t quite throw a “Welcome Back” party in Kelly and Sam’s honour, but our favourite pair of detectresses have each other’s backs as they navigate big changes.
Cast members reprising their roles include Karen Robinson (Schitt’s Creek) as tough, sardonic and newly-promoted Superintendent Edwina Shanks; Al Mukadam (Miss Sloan) as Detective Taai Nazeer, reliable and responsible; the affable heart of the OCE; Daren A. Herbert (Kim’s Convenience) as Detective Sergeant Nathan Greene, as charismatic as he is tech-savvy; Trevor Hayes (The Girlfriend Experience) as Sam’s ex-husband, turned boyfriend, Steve Evans; and Amanda Brugel (The Handmaid’s Tale) As Detective Karina Duff, Kelly’s overachieving half-sister and new mom. Also returning for Season 3 is Homicide Detective duo Tara Swallows, played by Tricia Black (Band Ladies) and Dustin Chase, played by Miguel Rivas (The Beaverton).
In a joint statement,Pretty Hard Cases co-creators Tassie Cameron and Sherry White said, “It’s always gratifying to have the opportunity to explore new situations and dynamics in subsequent seasons. With our incredible cast of characters, there is much to look forward to, and we cannot wait to share what we have in store with the Pretty Hard Cases audiences across all platforms.”
Following its broadcast and streaming debut of the first two seasons on CBC and CBC Gem, Pretty Hard Cases also premiered on Amazon Freevee (formerly known as IMDb TV). Season 3 premieres winter 2023 on CBC.
Pretty Hard Cases Seasons 1 and 2 are available for streaming on CBC and CBC Gem in Canada and Amazon Freevee in the U.S.
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