60 minutes – TV series, crime, drama
Network debut: November 6, 2017
Originating network: CBC
Production company: Shaftesbury Films
2017: 11 episodes
Frankie Drake Mysteries stars Lauren Lee Smith (pictured above) as Toronto’s only female private detective in the 1920s as she takes on the cases the police don’t want or can’t handle. Her gender is her biggest advantage – who would ever think a woman could be a detective? She has a knack for solving cases but she’s no cop – her brand of justice doesn’t always follow the law. Along with her partner Trudy (Chantel Riley), Frankie and the Drake Detective Agency take on cases of all shapes and sizes. Frankie’s fearless sense of adventure gets her into all kinds of trouble, but she always manages to find her way out. In a time of change and hopefulness, Frankie is a woman ahead of everyone.