Originally produced for The Movie Network and Movie Central in 2007, Durham County was a six-part drama series that had a second window on Global in 2008. It starred Hugh Dillon as homicide detective Mike Sweeney, who looked for a quieter suburban life after his partner had been killed. Instead, Sweeney found life even more difficult, as he had to deal with several strange happenings in what had appeared to be an idyllic community.
Others in the cast included Helene Joy, Justin Louis, Cicely Austin, Greyston Holt, Patrick Labbé, Laurence Leboeuf, Kathleen Munroe and Sonya Salomaa.
The series was written by supervising producer Laurie Finstad-Knizhnik, and directed by Holly Dale and Adrienne Mitchell. It was produced by Back Alley Films with Executive Producers Janis Lundman and Adrienne Mitchell.
The series began its run on Global on May 19th 2008, 10:00 - 11:00pm. It was renewed for 2008-2009 and 2009-2010, but despite the series winning several awards the final episode was broadcast on Global in November 2010.
Written by Pip Wedge - June, 2012