Aaron Douglas to star in The Bridge
Date: July 31, 2008
Source: Northern Stars
Production has begun in Toronto on a new cop drama starring Aaron Douglas. Barna-Alper Productions, working with 990 Multi Media Entertainment Company and Jonsworth Productions announced that the two-hour MOW is being shot for CTV and that principle photography will continue until August 17th.
This is the third crime-based major TV production to be shot in Toronto this year joining the series The Border, which has been picked up for a second season by CBC, and Flashpoint, which is being produced for CTV and CBS. The Bridge follows fictional character Frank Leo (played by Vancouver-born Aaron Douglas) and his climb from street cop to union head challenging the command structure of the entire police force, making enemies along the way. The character is based on veteran insider and outspoken former Toronto police union head, Craig Bromell.
Actor Paul Popowich costars as Frank’s partner and confidante Tommy Dunn. Other cast members include Gemini-Award nominee Inga Cadrane as Jill, a free-spirited cop on the force; Theresa Joy as Police Constable Billy; Ona Grauer plays prosecutor Abby St. James, Michael Murphy as Chief of Police Ed Wycoff and Emmy Award winner, Stuart Margolin as Frank’s father Vic Leo.
“We wanted to create a cop story that hasn’t been seen before on TV, and my experience from working on the inside for 26 years combined with the renowned production team we’ve partnered with will do just that,” said Bromell.
“Craig’s credibility and expertise has brought relevance to the script, and we couldn’t have picked a better production partner to work with on this project,” said Laszlo Barna, Executive Producer, Barna-Alper Productions.
Five-time Gemini Award winner and six-time nominee Alan Di Fiore (Da Vinci’s Inquest, The Life) is executive producer and writer of the made-for-television movie. Aaron Douglas is perhaps best known for his role as Chief Petty Officer Galen Tyrol in the series, Battlestar Galactica.
CTV has not announced a date for The Bridge.