The Detectives was an eight-part, 60-minute factual series that brought to life the work of real detectives by blending documentary storytelling with fully dramatized re-enactments.
Every episode featured a different detective reliving the investigation that not only challenged them like no other, but also had a residual impact on an aspect of Canadian life and law enforcement.
In combining intimate, raw interviews with the real detectives and meticulously crafted drama, the series provided a new look at law enforcement from coast to coast and violent crime in Canada.
The series was produced for the CBC by WAM Media GRP, Executive Producers Petro Duszara, Scott Bailey, Jennifer Gatien, Hans Rosenstein and Debbie Travis.
The series debuted on January 10th 2018, with eight one-hour episodes running to February 14th. A second series of eight episodes ran from September 20th to November 8th 2018, and on March 25th 2019 it ws announced that a further eight episodes had been ordered.