After shooting in South Africa and India, CTV’s new dramedy “The Indian Detective” starring comedian Russell Peters has wrapped production in Toronto.
The four-part, one-hour, comedic drama, which shot in Cape Town, South Africa and Mumbai, India earlier this year, is set to premiere as part of CTV’s 2017/18 schedule.
This is Peters’ first scripted TV series.
“The Indian Detective” follows Toronto cop Doug D’Mello (Peters) as he becomes embroiled in a murder case while visiting his father, Stanley (Anupam Kher), in Mumbai. The investigation leads Doug to uncover a dangerous conspiracy while dealing with his own ambivalence towards a country where despite his heritage, he is an outsider.
The series also features Canadian icon William Shatner (“Star Trek”), who wrapped filming in Cape Town earlier this year playing a billionaire property developer from Toronto who may have ties to the criminal underworld.
Other cast members confirmed include Christina Cole (“Casino Royale,” “Suits”) as Constable Robyn Gerner, Doug's tough, beautiful all-Canadian partner, and Mishqah Parthiepal (“Snake Park”) as Priya Sehgal, an earnest and dedicated lawyer, born into an upper-middle class family in Mumbai.
“The Indian Detective” is executive produced by Frank Spotnitz of Big Light Productions and Lance Samuels and Daniel Iron of Blue Ice Pictures.