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Sony Pictures TV Networks commissions detective show ‘Carter’ for its global channels

MUMBAI: Sony Pictures Television Networks has commissioned ‘Carter’, a new series starring Jerry O’Connell and Sydney Poitier, for its international channels, including AXN.

In ‘Carter’, Harley Mackay (O’Connell) is a detective on a hit American TV show who is forced to return to his sleepy hometown after an embarrassing public meltdown in Hollywood. Once back, Carter taps into his acting experience to become a real-life detective, partnering with long-time friend and no-nonsense veteran of the force, Sam St. Clair (Poitier).

“Our channels are hungry for easy to watch, easy to program procedurals, and ‘Carter’ more than fills that void. It delivers both star power and self-contained crime stories with a comedic edge. The scripts are smart and charming, and Jerry and Sydney are great together. We love this show for our channels,” said Sony Pictures Television Networks executive VP, programming and production Marie Jacobson.

‘Carter’ is a 10-episode, hour-long, light-hearted detective procedural.

‘Carter’ begins principal photography this month in North Bay, Ontario. Sony Pictures Television Networks president Andy Kaplan said, “Strong original programming is key to differentiating our networks around the world, and during this time of rapid change in the industry, it also gives us greater flexibility in developing new advertising and distribution models.”

‘Carter’ is Sony Pictures Television Networks’ second global original production to be announced this year. ‘Absentia’, a dramatic thriller starring Stana Katic and Patrick Heusinger, premiered at the Monte Carlo Television Festival on 16 June and will debut on select Sony networks this year.