Channel Zero picks up The Pinkertons for CHCH

The Pinkertons

The Pinkertons has found a home in Canada.

Channel Zero, parent co to Hamilton-based TV channel CHCH, announced Monday it has acquired exclusive rights to premiere the dramatic series in Canada. It is the company’s first hour-long original drama.

The 22-episode series will bow on CHCH this winter, airing on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. started Jan. 27. CHCH is broadcast in Ontario and is available to 92% of households in the province. A Channel Zero spokesperson said the company is looking at sub-licensing the series to other Canadian broadcasters.

The series is produced by Rosetta Media and Buffalo Gal Pictures. International distribution and sales are being handled by Zodiak Rights. U.S. distribution is being handled by Rohrs Media Group.

Production on the series is currently underway in Manitoba and will continue until March 2015. The series is inspired by real cases and characters from Pinkerton’s National Detective Agency, which solved crimes throughout the West in the 1860s.

The Pinkertons was created by Kevin Abrams via his Alpine Films shingle and Adam Moore, who penned the pilot episode. The series is executive produced by Rosetta Media president Suzanne Berger and Buffalo Gal president Phyllis Laing.