Hot on the heels of Anna Paquin’s casting in CBC/Netflix collaboration Alias Grace, CBC has announced that she’ll be starring in their new drama series, Bellevue.
A production of Muse Entertainment (The Kennedys) and Back Alley Films (Durham County, Bomb Girls), Bellevue will also star Shawn Doyle (The Expanse, House of Cards) and Allen Leech (Downton Abbey). The series was created by newcomer Jane Maggs and veteran producer/director Adrienne Mitchell. Maggs is serving as senior writer, executive producer and co-showrunner along with Mitchell, who is pilot director and executive producer.
Here’s what has been revealed about the series so far:
Thrilling and eerie, BELLEVUE is a mystery set in a small blue-collar town with a lot of ‘good people’ who ‘live right’ and take it upon themselves to make sure the neighbours do too. Driving the series is Detective Annie Ryder (Paquin), a cop whose intense and brazen personality has always been at odds with her hometown. When a transgender teen goes missing, Annie dives in to unravel the disappearance that suggests foul play, despite finding herself in a difficult position as she must cast suspicion on people she has known all her life. As the case pulls her further away from her family, she is also confronted by a mysterious person from her past with disturbing answers and a terrifying need to get inside her head. Leech will star as Annie’s on again, off again ex, Eddie, while Doyle will take on the role of Annie’s superior, Police Chief Peter Welland.
Filming on Bellevue begins September 19 in and around Montreal.