CBC’s Cop-Con Detective Show WILD CARDS Starts Filming in Vancouver
CBC’s new cop-con detective show Wild Cards is filming in Vancouver as Vancouver this summer and Fall.
Toni is an impressive career con woman until she gets arrested. But while being held she hears about a high-profile case and has a theory on how to crack the case. So she and her recently demoted arresting officer team up as a first ever cop-con detective team to solve the case.
Coming to CBC in the Winter of 2024.
Wild Cards Season One:
Vancouver filming dates: July 24 2023 – October 27 2023.
Showrunner: Michael Konyves
Cast: not announced yet.
Producers: piller/segan, Blink 49, Front Street Pictures.
Wild Cards is a crime-solving procedural with a comedic twist that follows the unlikely duo of a gruff, sardonic cop and a bubbly, clever con woman.
Ellis, a demoted detective, has unfortunately spent the last year on Vancouver’s marine unit (i.e., he’s now a “water cop”), while Toni has been living a transient life elaborately scamming everyone she meets.
But when Toni gets arrested and ends up helping Ellis solve a local crime, the two are offered the opportunity to redeem themselves, with Ellis going back to detective and Toni staying out of jail. The catch? They have to work together, with each using their unique skills to solve crimes.
For Ellis, that means hard-boiled shoe leather police work; for Toni, it means accents, schemes, and generally befriending everyone in sight (while driving Ellis absolutely nuts).
Against the backdrop of beautiful Vancouver — with all its unique, charming, and even contradictory neighborhoods and subcultures — the two will have to learn what it means to trust another person and maybe actually become partners.