UP FAITH & FAMILY TO DEBUT SEASON THREE OF THE POLICE/K9 PROCEDURAL SERIES HUDSON & REX STARRING JOHN REARDON AS HUDSON AND THE GERMAN SHEPHARD, DIESEL VOM BURGIMWAL, AS REX
The new season begins Feb. 16
ATLANTA (Feb. 1, 2023) – UP Faith & Family, the leading streaming service for uplifting entertainment, announced part one (eight episodes) of Hudson & Rex season three will begin rolling out on the service Thursday, Feb. 16. Hudson & Rex is an action-packed one-hour procedural that families can enjoy together. The series focuses on Detective Charlie Hudson (John Reardon) and his partner Rex (Diesel vom Burgimwald), an extraordinary former K9 German Shepherd, working within the St. John’s Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit. Supported by Dr. Sarah Truong’s (Mayko Nguyen) forensics expertise, Superintendent Donovan’s (Kevin Hanchard) leadership and Jesse Mills’ (Justin Kelly) tech skills, this team is unstoppable as they resolve the complex cases they’re faced with each week. Part two will debut later this year.
In the third season, Detective Charlie Hudson and German Shepherd Rex are back on the trail of St. John’s criminals. From a murder below the Atlantic Ocean to a mummified body found in the tundra to an assassination at a prestigious dog show, the duo find themselves further afield than ever before – even inviting viewers into the past to witness the first case that Hudson and Rex ever solved together.
Shaftesbury and Pope Productions Ltd. produces Hudson & Rex in association with Citytv, a division of Rogers Sports & Media, and Beta Film GmbH. Executive Producers are Christina Jennings, Scott Garvie, Paul Pope, Oliver Bachert, Friedemann Goez,Derek Schreyer and Cal Coons.
Beta Film GmbH holds worldwide distribution rights of Hudson & Rex. The series is produced with the participation of the Newfoundland and Labrador Film Development Corporation, Rogers Cable Network Fund, Canada Media Fund, Bell Fund, Rogers Telefund, Ontario Creates, and the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit.
About UP Entertainment
UP Entertainment, home to UP Faith & Family, UPtv, AspireTV, AspireTV Life and Cine Romántico, is the destination for uplifting entertainment for passionate and diverse audiences across the leading cable, satellite and streaming platforms. UP Faith & Family is the leading streaming service in uplifting entertainment and includes exclusive access to original productions from the UP Entertainment family of brands. UPtv is the trusted network for adults seeking positive programming with relatable stories about relationships, filled with love and laughter, through exclusive premiere movies, box-office hit films and beloved series. AspireTV is the premier network for Black culture and urban lifestyle programming featuring original productions in food, home and fashion. AspireTV Life is the first free ad supported streaming television (FAST) channel dedicated to sharing the experiences of the multicultural audience through cooking, fashion, travel, design and more. Additionally, UP Entertainment in partnership with PixL Dos, manages and distributes Cine Romántico, a free ad-supported streaming television (FAST) channel featuring the best of Hollywood TV romance movies in Spanish. UP Entertainment’s award-winning pro-social initiative, “UPlift Someone,” has inspired over 200 million people to uplift others through its social videos and dedicated UPlift Someone Facebook page and website.
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Shaftesbury is an award-winning creator and producer of original content for television, film, and digital, established in 1987 by Christina Jennings, Chairman and President. Shaftesbury’s current Primetime slate includes 15 seasons of the international hit series Murdoch Mysteries and five seasons of Hudson & Rex, which are both available in over 120 countries worldwide. Other projects include five seasons of the critically acclaimed horror anthology series Slasher, starring Eric McCormack and David Cronenberg, and three seasons of Departure, starring Emmy® Award-winner Archie Panjabi and the late Academy Award-winner Christopher Plummer. www.shaftesbury.ca
About Beta Film
Owned by Jan Mojto since 2004, Beta Film produces, finances, and distributes high-end entertainment content for the global market utilizing extensive connections and a deep knowledge of the media industry. It draws on both long-standing and new partnerships spanning public and private broadcasters, streaming platforms and special interest channels, production companies, theatrical partners, and organizers of major film and TV festivals. The group is also focused on strategic alignment in new business areas through both acquisitions and joint-ventures and has stakes in several production companies throughout Europe, as well as special interest channels. Founded in 1959 by Leo Kirch, Beta Film is based in Munich, Germany with bureaus in the US, Latin America, Middle East, and throughout Europe.
About Pope Productions
Pope Productions is a St. John’s based media production company founded by the late Paul Pope, and now helmed by producer Lisa Porter. The production company’s current television project is the fifth season of Hudson & Rex for Citytv, which is now seen in over 120 territories worldwide. The company’s features and MOWs include the CBC comedy A Christmas Fury and festival favourites Hunting Pignut, Beat Down and Grown Up Movie Star, which scored a Special Jury Prize at Sundance for Tatiana Maslany. Documentaries include It’s Mental, Heavy Weather Presents, the multi award winning My Left Breast, Legends and Lore of the North Atlantic, and Going the Distance. From the historical dramatic miniseries Above and Beyond, to the classic comedy Rare Birds, and the outrageous series Drunk and on Drugs: The Happy Funtime Hour, Pope Productions’ rich repertoire reflects its deep commitment to a vibrant production industry both in Newfoundland and nationally. www.popeproductions.com
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