Published January 8th, 2013 on Vancouver is Awesome
And behind-the-scenes at CBC Vancouver doing media interviews.
In the Cracked premiere tonight, former tactical unit officer Aidan Black (David Sutcliffe) is cracking up from post-traumatic stress disorder when he’s re-assigned to work with forensic psychiatrist Dr. Daniella Ridley (Stefanie von Pfetten) in a new Psych Crimes Investigative Unit. Their first case involves a murder where the victim has been impaled by a light bulb in the chest.
Toronto police officer-turned-screenwriter co-creator Calum de Hartog conceived of a Psych Crimes Investiagative Unit from his own experience of police working with mental health professionals in real-life Toronto crisis interventions teams. And then he took creative licence to put a fictional police officer suffering from mental illness into a fictional unit investigating crimes involving mental illness. David Sutcliffe told the CBC that he hopes his traumatized detective will help audiences see that being cracked is part of being human.