CBC and NBCUniversal International Studios are teaming up to develop a female-driven buddy-cop TV drama.
“Lady Dicks” co-stars Canadian comedian Meredith MacNeill of “Baroness von Sketch Show” and “Orange Is the New Black” actress Adrienne Moore as detectives in their early 40s.
The series will follow the unlikely partners’ “action-packed” police escapades and personal foibles.
The show is co-created by Canadian screenwriters Tassie Cameron and Sherry White, who both worked on Canadian police drama “Rookie Blue.”
The project is currently in pre-production and is set to begin shooting in Ontario this spring.
NBCUniversal is set to handle global distribution for the CBC original series, which is produced by Cameron Pictures.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 11, 2020.
The Canadian Press
CBC ANNOUNCES NEW BUDDY COP DRAMA SERIES LADY DICKS
CBC, along with NBCUniversal International Studios, has added to its slate a new original drama series starring Meredith MacNeill (Baroness von Sketch Show) and Adrienne C. Moore (Orange is the New Black).
Currently in pre-production, the action-packed series Lady Dicks follows guns and gangs detective Samantha (MacNeill) and narcotics detective Kelly (Moore) who, by day, are true action heroes in their own particular way: skilled, tough, determined, and ruthless.
But by night, they’re both grappling with loneliness, dysfunctional families, screwed-up love lives, and a sense that their professional ambitions may not be totally in line with their personal needs. Their friendship could help to balance each other out, if only they didn’t drive one another utterly insane. READ MORE