CBC and NBCUniversal International Studios have teamed up for the new original drama series Lady Dicks, co-created by Tassie Cameron and Sherry White.
Starring Meredith MacNeill (Baroness von Sketch Show) and Adrienne C. Moore (Orange Is the New Black), Lady Dicks offers a fun and frank portrayal of two radically different female detectives in their early 40s. Holly Dale (Batwoman, Mary Kills People) will direct the premiere episode of the series, which is currently in preproduction and is set to begin shooting in Ontario this spring.
A CBC original series, Lady Dicks is produced by Cameron Pictures in association with CBC and NBCUniversal International Studios. NBCUniversal will handle global distribution.
White said: “After years of friendship and working together, we’re in a great place to dig into a female buddy cop show.”
Cameron added: “Not only are these characters working high-pressure police cases, but they’re also grappling with work-life balance, family, ambition and partnerships.”
Sally Catto, general manager of programming for CBC, said: “Lady Dicks is an exciting, smart and witty drama brought to life by a team of brilliant women. This series will resonate with audiences across Canada and around the world, and I’m thrilled that CBC will be its home. We are so fortunate to have Meredith MacNeill and Adrienne C. Moore on board to star and look forward to working with Cameron Pictures to bring this series to life.”
Jeff Wachtel, president of NBCUniversal International Studios, added: “We have been desperate to work with Tassie, Sherry and Amy for years now, and we can’t think of a better team to breathe fresh life into the cop genre. CBC is a wonderful partner and this is a show we can’t wait to take out to the international market!”