‘Dun Dun’: Regulation & Order coming to Canada with Toronto-set spinoff

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Regulation & Order, the long-running American crime franchise that first aired greater than 30 years in the past, is coming to Canada. Citytv has introduced its intention to create 10 one-hour episodes that may air subsequent spring. The present can be referred to as Regulation & Order Toronto: Prison Intent, taking its title from the spinoff that ran for 10 years again on the flip of the century.

The present can be produced by Vancouver-based Lark Productions, which is at the moment in manufacturing on a brand new police procedural for the CBC referred to as Allegiance, and by Cameron Footage, the corporate behind World TV’s darkish drama Mary Kills Individuals.

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Based on the broadcaster, “Prison Intent will showcase unique Canadian tales written and produced by, and starring, Canadians. As a psychological thriller wrapped in a legal investigation, Regulation & Order Toronto: Prison Intent follows an elite squad of detectives who examine high-profile crime and corruption in metro Toronto.”

“The timeless attraction of the instances explored within the globally profitable Regulation & Order franchise proceed to attract in Citytv audiences week after week,” mentioned Hayden Mindell, Senior VP, Tv, Rogers Sports activities & Media. “We’re thrilled to be in partnership with Lark Productions and Cameron Footage Inc., to convey Canadian tales to this iconic format.”

Amy Cameron, co-founder of Cameron Footage, added: “We’re thrilled to be working with Lark Productions and Citytv to convey this sequence to life. We can not wait to showcase our wonderful metropolis within the Regulation & Order franchise.”

The unique Regulation & Order sequence aired on Sept. 13, 1990, on NBC, and starred George Dzundza, Michael Moriarty, Chris Noth and Richard Brooks in its first season. With its catchy theme by Mike Put up, its detective-District Legal professional two-part construction, and its signature scene-change noise – known as “the clang,” “chung chung,” “dun dun” and different phrases – the sequence shortly turned a staple of tv viewers.

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Since that preliminary season, the sequence has expanded to incorporate such spinoffs as Particular Victims Unit, Organized Crime and Prison Intent, the final involving high-profile instances involving VIPs or authorities officers. Prison Intent has additionally spawned Paris and Moscow-set variations, and the franchise additionally included a U.Okay. spinoff that ran from 2009 to 2014, and the short-lived Regulation & Order: LA.

The Toronto model can be filmed within the metropolis starting this fall, and will function the form of “ripped from the headlines” plots usually seen within the different variations of the present. No bulletins have but been made relating to casting, writers or different crew.