Sunday, October 22, 2017

Canadians Government's/Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, [CBC] pushing Chinese content, showing resistance

CBC's Romeo Section cancelled but OMNI's Blood and Water renewed for third season

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  • Steph Song will reprise her role as Detective Jo Bradley on OMNI TV's Chinese crime drama series Blood and Water.When it comes to Vancouver-related Canadian crime drama TV series, there's good news and bad news.
Up first, the unfortunate news.
CBC TV's espionage drama The Romeo Section has been cancelled after only two seasons.

The series was created by Chris Haddock, who previously launched Vancouver-based TV series Da Vinci's Inquest and Intelligence.
Shot and based in Vancouver, it followed Professor Wolfgang McGee (Andrew Airlie), who secretly manages a number of Canadian spies involved in obtaining information about gangs and the drug trade through seduction.
Although it's no longer airing on TV, episodes can still be viewed online at the CBC website.

The Romeo Section's Andrew Airlie

Former cast member Jemmy Chen recently appeared in Mina Shum's domestic dramedy Meditation Park, which opened the 2017 Vancouver International Film Festival.
Also in attendance on VIFF's opening night was Canadian star Steph Song.

Blood and Water ...[Multilingual..why?] CWC

Song plays detective Jo Bradley, the lead on OMNI TV's multilingual police procedural Blood and Water.
Geared towards Vancouver's Chinese Canadian community, the series began with Detective Bradley on her first investigation: a case involving the murder of the son of a Chinese billionaire developer, Li-Rong "Ron" Xie (Oscar Hsu).
Season 2 saw Bradley butt heads with her new detective partner Evan Ong (Byron Mann) as they investigated another high-profile murder that took them back into the realm of the powerful Xie family. 

Blood and Water's Byron Mann

The cast includes Elfina Luk, Fiona Fu, Telly Liu, Aidan Devine, and Maria Ricossa. The season premiere date has yet to be announced.

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