Production wraps on Russell Peters series

Four-part scripted comedy The Indian Detective shot in South Africa, India and finally Canada, where filming wrapped in Toronto this week.
Russell Peters

Following a filming schedule that took Russell Peters to South Africa, India and finally back to Canada, production has wrapped in Toronto on The Indian Detective.

The four-part detective comedy, created by U.S. based writer/producer Frank Spotnitz (The Man in the High CastleThe X-Files) and screenwriter Smita Bhide, is the Canadian comic’s first scripted series.

In the show, Peters stars as a Toronto policeman who becomes mixed up in a murder investigation while visiting his father in Mumbai, leading him to uncover a dangerous conspiracy. The comedy, which was commissioned by CTV in partnership with CraveTV, will debut as part of CTV’s 2017/18 schedule.

The Indian Detective is produced by Spotnitz’s London, U.K-based prodco Big Light Productions, Toronto’s Blue Ice Pictures, L.A.-based Wonder Films and Bell Media. Helmed by Scottish director Sandy Johnson (Jonathan Creek), the series is executive produced by Spotnitz, as well as Lance Samuels and Daniel Iron (The Book of Negroes) of Blue Ice Pictures, Mark Burton of Wonder Films, Clayton Peters of CPI Pictures, Paul Canterna and Russell Peters.

Rounding out a heavyweight international cast is William Shatner (Star Trek), Bollywood star Anupam Kher (Bend It Like Beckham), Christina Cole (Casino Royale, Suits) and Mishqah Parthiephal (Snake Park).

The project is financed by Blue Ice Pictures and the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa (IDC).