The Season 2 premiere of Bravo’s gripping original drama “19-2,” which picked up 10 Canadian Screen Award nominations including Best Drama Series, will receive an encore primetime broadcast in a special, commercial-free, CTV premiere event on Tuesday, January 20th at 10pm. The network broadcast follows the Bravo premiere of Season 2 one night earlier on Monday, January 19th at 10pm on Bravo. In advance of the Season 2 premiere episode on Bravo and CTV, viewers can catch up on Season 1 on demand on CraveTVTM.
In the emotionally charged Season 2 premiere entitled “School” (viewer discretion advised), the entire squad is immersed in an intensely tragic school shooting with consequences that will profoundly impact all of their lives. The tragic events that unfold during the season premiere set the stage for 19-2’s overarching themes of introspection, trust and loyalty during Season 2 on Bravo. Featuring a haunting uninterrupted, 13-minute, single-camera tracking shot, the season premiere has been recreated for English audiences by renowned director Podz, who directed the same episode of the original French-Canadian version of “19-2” to critical acclaim. The commercial-free CTV broadcast will be followed by a short vignette about the making of the episode.
“Receiving 10 CSA nominations is an incredible achievement. We’re extremely proud of ’19-2,’ and everyone involved in realizing it,” said Phil King, President of CTV, Sports, and Entertainment Programming. “We always knew this series was extraordinary, and we can’t wait to premiere Season 2 and continue to build on our fervent audience.”
“19-2” stars Adrian Holmes (“Arrow”) and CSA nominee Jared Keeso (“Godzilla”) as embattled beat partners Nick Barron (Holmes) and Ben Chartier (Keeso), as they navigate the corrupt and murky waters of Montreal’s streets while trying to manage their personal lives. Season 1 of “19-2” was Bravo’s #1 original series, reaching a total of 3.4 million viewers.
This week the critically-acclaimed series was recognized by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television with 10 CSA nominations, tied for the second-most nominations of any television series behind Space’s “Orphan Black.”