NORTH BAY, ON (April 30, 2019) – Bravo announced today that production is underway for Season 2 of its lighthearted mystery-crime drama CARTER, starring Jerry O’Connell. Shot in North Bay, ON, the sophomore season is set to debut later this year, exclusively on Bravo. Season 1 of CARTER is currently streaming only on Crave.
The 10-episode, one-hour series also sees the return of co-stars Sydney Poitier Heartsong (HOMECOMING) as Sam Shaw and Kristian Bruun (ORPHAN BLACK) as Dave Leigh, as well as Brenda Kamino (The Glass Castle) as Dot Yasuda.
Canadian and CSA-winning actor Lyriq Bent (THE AFFAIR) joins the cast in Season 2 as Joyce Warwick Boyle, the new Interim Police Chief at Bishop PD. Described as a man with both swagger and edge, Boyle quickly establishes himself as a stern law man impressed with Sam and her abilities, while being equally unimpressed with Harley and his antics. As his admiration for Sam turns romantic, Harley and Dave discover Boyle is hiding an alarming and mysterious past.
CARTER revolves around Harley Carter (O’Connell), the star of a hit detective series who decides to take a break from Hollywood. Upon returning to his northern hometown, Harley discovers that his years of playing a fictional detective come in handy when he finds himself immersed in real-life mysteries, including the unsolved disappearance of his mother which culminated in the Season 1 finale.
In Season 2, Harley plants deeper roots as a celebrity P.I., using disguises to go undercover and doubling-down on his fame in a world where life continues to imitate TV. As Harley dives deeper into solving mysteries, he discovers that the toughest cases to solve are personal ones, as he finds himself embroiled in a love triangle with his best friend, Sam Shaw (Poitier Heartsong), and her new boss.
“CARTER skillfully mocks traditional TV detective tropes while simultaneously honouring them in a self-aware and charming way that generates genuine audience appeal,” said Corrie Coe, Senior Vice-President, Original Programming, Bell Media. “With its exceptional returning cast led by the incomparable Jerry O’Connell, and our production partners at Amaze steering the ship, we are excited to be working on another captivating season of CARTER in North Bay.”
“We look forward to growing our audience while bringing the fans an even more hilarious and adventurous second season,” said Teza Lawrence, Executive Producer, and Co-President of Amaze Film & TV. “We're excited so many people around the world have become fans of our series,” added Michael Souther, Executive Producer, and Co-President of Amaze Film & TV.
Outside of Canada, the series was commissioned by Sony Pictures Television (SPT) for AXN, returning for Season 2 in Spain, Latin America, Brazil, Japan, Central Europe, and Russia. CARTER will also return to WGN America in the U.S. The series is distributed by SPT worldwide, excluding Canada. CARTER is produced by Amaze Film + Television and executive produced by the company’s founders Teza Lawrence and Michael Souther (Call Me Fitz, Saint Ralph) as well as series creator Garry Campbell, O’Connell, and Season 2 showrunner and EP Andy Berman.
Season 1 of CARTER made Bravo the #1 entertainment specialty channel in its timeslot. Production Executive for Bell Media is Gosia Kamela. Tom Hastings is Director, Original Programming, Bell Media. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Original Programming, Bell Media. Pat DiVittorio is Vice-President, Programming, CTV and Specialty; Mike Cosentino is President, Content and Programming, Bell Media. Randy Lennox is President, Bell Media.