CTV expands police-drama pilot into 11-part series
By: Michael Posner
Date: November 4, 2008
Source: The Globe and Mail
Toronto — The Bridge, a two-hour pilot TV show based on the work of former Toronto police-union head Craig Bromell, is to become an 11-part series of one-hour dramas, CTV announced yesterday.
The show is produced by Barna-Alper Productions, 990 Multi Media Entertainment Co. and Jonsworth Productions.
A two-hour pilot, written and directed by Alan di Fiore, was shot this summer. CTV executives liked it well enough to commission a full series. The pilot will now air as the first two separate one-hour episodes. Production of the remaining nine episodes will start in January.
The Bridge stars Aaron Frank as rank-and-file cop Frank Leo.
The Bridge, CTV’s newly commissioned 13-part drama series, is directed by John Fawcett and stars Aaron Douglas. Incorrect in formation appeared in Tuesday’s paper.
[This Correction appeared on Thursday November 06, 2008]