GLOBAL’S ORIGINAL DRAMA ROOKIE BLUE STARTS PRODUCTION ON SEASON
New Season to Premiere on Global and ABC in 2013 as 15 Division Welcomes Two New Members
TORONTO, September 6, 2012 – Principal photography has begun on the fourth season of Global’s hit Canadian original series Rookie Blue. Currently filming in Toronto, the upcoming season deals with changes at 15 Division. Following the death of Detective Jerry Barber in Season 3, the rookies will have to continue adapting to change and face it head on. The hugely anticipated Season 3 finale, which airs tonight – 10pm ET/9pmPT, will have fans on the edge of their seats.
“Rookie Blue is Global’s biggest Canadian TV success story to date, and we are ecstatic to have season 4 now in the works,” said Barb Williams, SVP, Content, Shaw Media. “The first three seasons of Rookie Blue have kept audiences tuning in week after week, and for thatwe owe a debt of gratitude to the incredible production team. With the addition of new characters and developing storylines for our favourite rookies, there is a lot more to tell, and we’re so excitedto see where this new season will take us.”
New and old romantic ties come to light as new rookie recruits Chloe Price (Priscilla Faia – True Justice) and Senior Uniformed Officer Marlo Cruz (Rachel Ancheril – The Listener) join the team.Andy McNally (Missy Peregrym), Dov Epstein (Gregory Smith), Chris Diaz (Travis Milne), Traci Nash (Enuka Okuma), Gail Peck (Charlotte Sullivan) and Nick Collins (Peter Mooney) all return for Season 4.
"We're thrilled to be starting production on season 4,” said Tassie Cameron, Executive Producer and Showrunner. “We're making some bold choices this year. We're adding some exciting new characters into the mix, and putting our young officers into new situations, so that we can watch them continue to grow and change – both personally and on the job."
Currently, Rookie Blue is the *most watched program in its timeslot since its return on May 24 – with over 1.6 million loyal fans tuning in for the Season 3 debut episode.
South of the border on ABC, Rookie Blue ranks #1 Thursday nights in the 10pm hour in Total Viewers this summer.Rookie Blueis also broadcast internationally on Universal Networks International’s pay-TV channels.
Rookie Blue is executive produced by award-winning Tassie Cameron (Flashpoint), Ilana Frank (The Eleventh Hour, Would Be Kings), David Wellington (The Eleventh Hour, Would Be Kings) and John Morayniss (The Firm, Haven). Rookie Blue is a production of IFC Film Inc. and leading indie studio and distributor Entertainment One.
*Source: BBM Canada PPM Confirmed and Overnight Data – 5/21/12 – 9/2/12, Total Canada, AMA(000) Ind2+, excludes Hockey Playoff & Olympics.
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