New Canadian series Motive snapped up by ABC

Motive640The ABC network has picked up the Canadian original series Motive.

The CTV crime drama will air in the US this year, confirms CTV president of programming and sports Phil King form NATPE.

“We are very happy to have ABC on board and thrilled that this fantastic new Canadian drama will have a North American audience,” said King. “CTV is very proud of our track record in developing and co-producing original Canadian content that continues to be seen around the world. Today’s announcement is a testament to the talent of Canada’s independent production community, Vancouver’s film and television community, and of, course Bell Media’s Independent Production team.”

The 13-episode series was shot in Vancouver and will premiere in Canada on Sunday, February 3.

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