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Photo of Allan Hawco at the 2013 Canadian Screen Awards © 2013 by Ralph Lucas. Click to enlarge.

(June 1, 2017 – Toronto, ON) Take The Shot Productions has announced the start of production of the 5-part CBC original drama mini-series Caught, which will premiere in winter 2018. Starring Allan Hawco (who will play David Slaney) and Paul Gross (playing Patterson) and produced by Take The Shot Productions, filming kicked off this week in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

The series is adapted from Canadian author Lisa Moore’s acclaimed novel of the same name. Set in 1978, Hawco’s character, David Slaney finds himself behind bars after a drug deal goes wrong. He makes a daring break from a New Brunswick prison to attempt one more deal with his former partner, played by Eric Johnson while a dogmatic police officer, Patterson (Paul Gross), is at his heels. It’s Slaney’s last chance at freedom – but in this tale of bravado and betrayal, nothing is what it seems and no one can be trusted.

The series is written by Allan Hawco along with John Krizanc, Adriana Maggs, and Julia Cohen. “I always feel at home when I’m producing material for the CBC. And after three years of working on Caught, we’re all so excited to start shooting. This show means a lot to me, and I can’t wait to share it with the world” said Hawco.

Directed by TJ Scott and John Vatcher, Caught costars Tori Anderson (Open Heart, No Tomorrow), Charlotte Sullivan (Chicago Fire, Disappearance), Greg Bryk (Bitten, Frontier) and Enuka Okuma (Rookie Blue, Battle of Sexes).

Executive producers include Allan Hawco, Perry Chafe, John Vatcher, Alex Patrick, Peter Blackie, Rob Blackie and Michael Levine.