Date of first broadcast: October 3, 2013
Originating network: CTV
Episodes: 2013: 13 x 60 minutes
Played follows the Covert Investigations Unit (C.I.U.), a new elite, undercover police unit created to infiltrate criminal worlds. These cops perform high-wire acts, nerve-wracking confidence games, or “plays.” In covert sting operations, they buy drugs, pose as lawyers, flirt with killers, befriend gangbangers, and arrange gun shipments – all to collect evidence, coax confessions, and make arrests. The C.I.U. cops are full of charm and humour. They think quickly and talk smoothly, relying on their instincts and charisma to inspire trust. But undercover “plays” are unpredictable and they can turn on a dime so the cops must be ready for anything, at any moment. If they aren’t convincing – if they aren’t real – it only takes one missed cue and their lives could be over in an instant.