CTV's New Original Drama Series PLAYED Begins Production;Vincent Walsh Cast as Series Lead

CTV's New Original Drama Series PLAYED Begins Production;Vincent Walsh Cast as 
Series Lead 
- Principal cast also includes Chandra West, Lisa Marcos, Dwain Murphy, Agam 
Darshi, and Adam Butcher - 
- From Muse Entertainment Enterprises and Back Alley Film Productions, PLAYED 
to debut in the upcoming 2013/2014 broadcast season on CTV - 
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TORONTO, May 2, 2013 /CNW/ - In association with Muse Entertainment 
Enterprises and Back Alley Film Productions Ltd., CTV announced today that 
production has begun on PLAYED, the 13-episode, one-hour scripted drama series 
ordered by CTV for the upcoming 2013/2014 broadcast season. Created by 
Executive Producer Greg Nelson (SAVING HOPE, ROOKIE BLUE), and from Emmy® 
Award-nominated Executive Producer Michael Prupas (THE KENNEDYS, BEING HUMAN) 
and Gemini Award-winning Executive Producers Adrienne Mitchell and Janis 
Lundman (BOMB GIRLS, DURHAM COUNTY), PLAYED tracks an undercover police unit 
as it infiltrates criminal organizations through different case 
stories/"plays". The original drama began shooting this week in and around 
Toronto through September 2013. With casting now complete, PLAYED stars 
Vincent Walsh (DECEPTION, LOST GIRL) in the lead role of John Moreland. 
** Media Note** Photography for PLAYED is available online at BellMediaPR.ca 
In PLAYED, the CIU (Covert Investigations Unit) risks going undercover to 
infiltrate and bring down criminal organizations. In this new style of 
short-term, high-intensity undercover work, each covert "play" is crafted 
quickly and executed at an even faster pace. Placed into various worlds of 
crime without a safety net, the cops are in constant danger, as they 
repeatedly go off the grid. Wearing wires, coaxing confessions, and setting up 
stings, the cops of the CIU must think quickly, talk smoothly, and rely on 
pure instinct. They slip in and out of characters so often that, sometimes, 
they lose track of who they really are. 
The team of highly-skilled and brave detectives is led by Walsh as undercover 
cop John Moreland. At the top of his game, John has great instincts, and is 
usually in charge, but when the new Covert Investigations Unit is established, 
it is the consummate strategist Rebecca Ellis (Chandra West, NYPD BLUE, JOHN 
FROM CINCINNATI) who is given the reigns, resulting in tense conflict between 
the two. Rebecca keeps John on track by balancing his from-the-hip instincts 
with her keen intellect. However, ultimately Rebecca and John need each other 
to pull off their risky plays and they know it. 
"This suspenseful edge-of-your-seat new series is a fresh look at a complex 
world full of action, drama, and high stakes," said Corrie Coe, Senior 
Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media. "With an outstanding 
award-winning cast and team of producers, a group of accomplished directors, 
plus police consultants who have lived and breathed the world that PLAYED 
showcases, this drama delivers a thrill ride that is both authentic and 
intense." 
PLAYED also stars Lisa Marcos (THE LISTENER, FLASHPOINT) as Maria Cortez, a 
cop who can beguile her way into any back room and disarm any man who's hiding 
criminal secrets; Dwain Murphy (COMBAT HOSPITAL, NIKITA) as Daniel Price, 
whose genuine warmth is the perfect complement to John Moreland's aggressive 
style; Agam Darshi (SANCTUARY, RING OF FIRE) as Khali Bhatt, whose effortless 
skill with technology is a real asset for the team; and Adam Butcher (REPUBLIC 
OF DOYLE, BOMB GIRLS) as Jesse Calvert, the explosive rookie of the undercover 
unit. 
PLAYED was created by Greg Nelson (SAVING HOPE, ROOKIE BLUE), who also serves 
as executive producer and co-showrunner, with Adrienne Mitchell, who is also 
directing the pilot. Other episode directors are: Charles Binamé 
(CYBERBULLY), Jerry Ciccoritti (BOMB GIRLS), Kelly Makin (FLASHPOINT), Rachel 
Talalay (THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS), Lee Rose (LOST GIRL), and Paul Fox (HAVEN). 
The director of photography is Thom Best (THE BRIDGE) and the production 
designer is Aidan Leroux (BOMB GIRLS). 
Tom Hastings is production executive for Bell Media. Trish Williams is 
Director, Independent Production, Bell Media. Corrie Coe is Senior 
Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media. Mike Cosentino is Senior 
Vice-President, Programming, CTV Networks. Phil King is President, CTV 
Programming and Sports. 
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About Muse Entertainment
Muse Entertainment is a leading film and television production company known 
for its well-crafted and high-quality productions. Since its founding in 1998, 
Muse has produced, co-produced or provided production services on more than 
170 TV movies and mini-series, television series and feature films and has won 
over 100 awards and garnered over 300 award nominations! Muse Entertainment's 
most recent television series are Bomb Girls and Being Human. In 2011, its 
topical, 8-hour. historical drama, THE KENNEDYS, earned 10 Emmy® Award 
nominations and won 4. Its PILLARS OF THE EARTH also won an Emmy® along with 
several other awards. Muse's other award-winning programs are DURHAM COUNTY,, 
BEN HUR, THE LAST TEMPLAR, IMPACT, HUMAN TRAFFICKING, ANSWERED BY FIRE, THIS 
IS WONDERLAND and TALES FROM THE NEVERENDING STORY. The company's head office 
and its Quebec production centre are in Montreal. Muse also maintains 
development and production operations in Toronto and Los Angeles. For more 
information please visit www.muse.ca 
About Back Alley Film Productions Ltd.
Back Alley Film Productions Ltd. has been producing entertaining and 
provocative film and television in Canada for over 20 years and is known 
internationally for its production of cutting edge and entertaining dramatic 
series. Founded by Janis Lundman and Adrienne Mitchell, the company most 
recently co-created and produced the WWII drama BOMB GIRLS and the critically 
acclaimed dramatic crime series DURHAM COUNTY. They also created and produced 
the series Bliss and the first interactive dramatic series in Canada for CBC, 
DROP THEBEAT, set in the world of hip hop music, as well as the Gemini 
award-winning STRAIGHT UP also for CBC. In 2001 Mitchell and Lundman won the 
Production Award for Excellence from Women in Film & Television -Toronto. Back 
Alley has offices in Toronto and Montreal. http://www.backalleyfilms.ca 
About Bell Media Independent Production
Bell Media has commissioned and co-produced some of Canada's most-watched and 
most-acclaimed original programming, while working with the best Canadian 
independent producers in the country. Hit CTV series include ratings success 
stories SAVING HOPE, MOTIVE, and THE LISTENER, and the recently concluded game 
changer FLASHPOINT. New for 2013 on CTV are the drama series PLAYED, 
relationship comedy SATISFACTION, multi-cam office comedy SPUN OUT, and THE 
AMAZING RACE CANADA, a Canadian-produced, complementary version of the hit 
international series. Among the scripted series on Bell Media specialty 
channels are the two-time Emmy®-nominated hit DEGRASSI, ORPHAN BLACK, and 
upcoming drama BITTEN, as well as reality series PANIC BUTTON. In total, Bell 
Media ordered 27 new original Canadian series in 2012, and put 35 scripted 
projects into development. 
About CTV
CTV is Canada's largest private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality 
news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV is Canada's 
most-watched television network. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada's 
premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio and 
digital. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest 
communications company. More information about CTV can be found on the 
network's website at ctv.ca. 
Tonia Addison, CTV, CTV Two, 416.384.2194 ortonia.addison@bellmedia.ca Allie 
Page, CTV, CTV Two, 416.384.4596 orallie.page@bellmedia.ca Maureen 
O'Donnell, Unit Publicist, Played 416.255.4811 cell:  
416.435.2008mod2216@gmail.com 
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