Here is another conversation I had in May at the CBC Media Upfront on Toronto.  Allan Hawco and Josephine Jobert — stars of the upcoming CBC series Saint-Pierre — talk about shooting the series, which will premiere in 2025.

Currently in production on the islands of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon, the police procedural finds an out of favour St. John’s detective (Hawco) teamed with a seasoned investigator from France.  Can opposites arrest? 

Hawco, who co-created the series, says don’t expect another Republic of Doyle-style retro cop show.   Look instead for something a little darker, more of a modern British approach to detective drama. French actress Jobert has also played a cop before, and is best known for the BBC/WNET drama Death in Paradise.

I’ve been to these small islands off the coast of Newfoundland which remain a territory of France. They are better known for tourism than terrorism, but the leads insist they are an intriquing setting for criminal behaviour.

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