Still missing Intelligence? Chris Haddock, the creative mind behind Intelligence and DaVinci’s Inquest, returns to the CBC this Fall with a new filmed-in-Vancouver 10-episode spy serial, The Romeo Section.
Haddock Entertainment and the public broadcaster did not part amicably in 2008 when the CBC cancelled Intelligence after two seasons, leaving Haddock’s series about a Vancouver drug kingpin (Ian Tracey) forced to be an informant for the west coast’s CSIS head (Klea Scott) unresolved.
It seemed a shabby end to the CBC’s relationship with the Vancouver showrunner, who’d brought them seven successful seasons of DaVinci’s Inquest starring Nicholas Campbell as the Vancouver city coroner who sought justice for the victims whose cases he investigated, one season of DaVinci’s City Hall and two seasons of Intelligence. But the CBC has been in upheaval since then and is more receptive to complex cable-style series now.