Netflix sets Indian Detective launch

Indian Detective
The streamer has acquired worldwide rights for the CTV original comedy.

CTV’s The Indian Detective is heading to Netflix. 

Netflix has picked up worldwide streaming rights to the Russell Peters comedy. The four-part, hour-long series, which debuts Nov. 23 on the Bell Media-owned channel, will begin streaming on Netflix worldwide, excluding Canada, on Dec. 19. It will stream on Netflix in Canada at a later date.

The Indian Detective is a coproduction between London, U.K.-based Big Light Productions, Toronto’s Blue Ice Pictures, the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa, L.A.-based Wonder Worldwide and Bell Media.

The series follows Peters, a Toronto cop who becomes embroiled in a murder case while visiting his father in India. The series stars Anupam Kher (The Big Sick), William Shatner (Star Trek), Christina Cole (Suits), Hamza Haq (Bon Cop, Bad Cop 2), Akshay Kumar (Star Wars Ep VIII), Meren Reddy (Madiba) and Mishqah Parthiephal (Keeping Up with the Kandasamys). 

The series was written for Peters by Frank Spotnitz (The Man in the High Castle) and Smita Bhide (Hunted). It is executive produced Big Light’s Spotnitz, Lance Samuels and Daniel Iron (The Book of Negroes) of Blue Ice and Mark Burton of Wonder Worldwide.