By Mabell, Dave on January 2, 2020.
The successful investigation of a southern Alberta murder will be shown across the nation this month.
A new episode of “The Detectives,” broadcast Thursday evenings on CBC Television, will be set in Lethbridge. The efforts of Lethbridge Police Detective Ryan Stef are shown as he investigates the vicious murder of an innocent grandmother.
The detective “pushes his investigative creativity to the limit” as he attempts to bring the killer to justice, the series producers explain.
The episode – second in the third season, which begins this month – is scheduled to air at 9 p.m. local time on Jan. 16.
An original Canadian series, “The Detectives” aims at bringing to life some of the investigations actually conducted after a major crime somewhere across the nation. It blends first-person interviews with people who were involved, with scripted drama re-creating the situation.
“Each episode features a different detective telling the story of a real case in Canada that not only challenged them like no other, but also had a lasting impact on Canadian society and law enforcement,” the show’s producers say.
“In bringing intimate, raw interviews with detectives together with dramatization, the series offers an eye-opening and emotional look at a detective’s journey and what it takes to break a case from the detective’s perspective.”
The series, produced in Montreal, is backed by funds from the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit, the Quebec Film and Television Tax Credit and the Canadian Media Fund.
It’s also available over the free CBC Gem streaming service.
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