Production Begins on CAUGHT

Posted: June 1, 2017

And there off!  It's finally "lights, camera, action!" on CAUGHT.

It was October of 2014 when Allan Hawco first shared the news of his TV adaptation of NL author Lisa Moore's novel of the same name (watch our interview here), now his Take the Shot Productions team has gone to camera on the project - with filming beginning in beautiful Newfoundland.

We'll have to wait until early 2018 before the 5 episode series plays on CBC, so in the meantime be sure to follow Mr.Hawco on Twitter and  Instagram.  He's always a great one for sharing shots from behind the scenes including this glimpse at his get up as series lead David Slaney.

We've got our eye on the rest of the CAUGHT cast and crew too - so follow us @SeaAndBeScene for all the latest on this cool new production.

What follows is their official press release...

PRODUCTION BEGINS ON NEW CBC ORIGINAL DRAMA SERIES CAUGHT
STARRING ALLAN HAWCO AND PAUL GROSS

Take The Shot Productions starts shooting series this week in St. John’s, Newfoundland for a winter 2018 premiere on CBC

TORONTO, June 1, 2017 – Take The Shot Productions announced the start of production of the new CBC original drama series CAUGHT, which will premiere in winter 2018 on CBC, as announced at the public broadcaster’s 2017-18 season preview launch last week. Starring Allan Hawco (who will play David Slaney) and Paul Gross (playing Patterson) and produced by Take The Shot Productions, filming kicked off this week in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Executive producers include Allan Hawco, Perry Chafe, John Vatcher, Alex Patrick, Peter Blackie, Rob Blackie and Michael Levine. The series is written by Allan Hawco along with John Krizanc, Adriana Maggs, and Julia Cohen. It will be directed by TJ Scott and John Vatcher. CAUGHT is adapted from Canadian author Lisa Moore’s acclaimed novel of the same name (published by House of Anansi Press), which was shortlisted for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize and the Scotiabank Giller Prize and selected as an Amazon.ca Best Book and for The Globe 100 Books in 2013.

CAUGHT is a new series set in 1978. Locked up after a drug deal goes wrong, David Slaney (Hawco) makes a daring break from a New Brunswick prison to attempt one more deal with his former partner (Eric Johnson) - all this with a dogmatic police officer, Patterson (Paul Gross), at his heels. It's Slaney's last chance at freedom - but in this tale of bravado and betrayal, nothing is what it seems and no one can be trusted.

CAUGHT stars Allan Hawco (Republic of Doyle, Frontier, The Book of Negroes), Paul Gross (Alias Grace, Hyena Road, Passchendaele), Tori Anderson (Open Heart, No Tomorrow), Eric Johnson (Fifty Shades Darker, The Knick), Charlotte Sullivan (Chicago Fire, Disappearance), Greg Bryk (Bitten, Frontier) and Enuka Okuma (Rookie Blue, Battle of Sexes).

"I always feel at home when I’m producing material for the CBC. And after three years of working on Caught - we're all so excited to start shooting. This show means a lot to me, and I can't wait to share it with the world" says Allan Hawco.

ABOUT TAKE THE SHOT PRODUCTIONS

Take The Shot Productions Inc. has developed and produced award winning content which has garnered critical and commercial success, both domestically and globally. Based in St John’s Newfoundland, TTS produces a variety of both scripted and unscripted projects for television. Past productions include award nominated series Republic of Doyle on CBC and Discovery Canada/Netflix Worldwide Original Series Frontier, starring Game of Thrones and Aquaman’s Jason Momoa. Frontier will be returning for Season 2 in 2017. Other projects have included the hot factual series Majumder Manor, Boy on Bridge featuring Great Big Sea frontman Alan Doyle, HBO Canada’s Shaun Majumder, and Every Word is Absolutely True.

About CBC/Radio-Canada

CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. We are Canada’s trusted source of news, information and Canadian entertainment. Deeply rooted in communities all across the country, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We also provide international news and information from a uniquely Canadian perspective. In 2017, CBC/Radio-Canada will at the heart of the celebrations and conversations with special 2017-themed multiplatform programming and events across Canada.

 

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