(L-R): Diesel as Rex and John Reardon as Detective Charlie Hudson in   HUDSON & REX   (Photo by Duncan de Young for Shaftesbury/Pope; Copyright: Shaftesbury/Pope)

(L-R): Diesel as Rex and John Reardon as Detective Charlie Hudson in HUDSON & REX (Photo by Duncan de Young for Shaftesbury/Pope; Copyright: Shaftesbury/Pope)


Season one episodes return June 13 on Citytv

TORONTO, May 30, 2019 – Shaftesbury and Pope Productions are thrilled to announce freshman hit series HUDSON & REX has been renewed for season two by Citytv (16 x 60), just six episodes into its 16-episode first season. HUDSON & REXis Citytv’s highest-rated original scripted series since 2015, reaching more than 2.5M viewers during its first six debut episodes*. Season 1 of the series returns from a mid-season hiatus on June 13, with episodes moving to Thursdays at 8 ET/PT on Citytv.

“We are so thrilled that viewers have fallen in love with HUDSON & REX – what’s not to love about a cop and a dog solving crimes in beautiful St. John’s? It has been a delight to adapt the Inspector Rex format and build upon its worldwide success with our Canadian talent, in front of and behind the camera. We look forward to starting production on a second season and working together with our incredible partners at Rogers Media to continue growing this series and fandom,” said Christina Jennings, Chairman & CEO, Shaftesbury / Executive Producer, HUDSON & REX.

Inspired by Inspector Rex, one of the most successful international television franchises airing for a total of 18 seasons in 125 countries, HUDSON & REX has been acquired by Italy’s TV powerhouse RAI for primetime. Additional territory deals to be announced in the coming weeks.

 HUDSON & REX is an action-packed police-procedural drama set in St. John’s, Nfld. The series follows the partnership between cunning Major Crimes detective, Charlie Hudson (John Reardon; Van HelsingContinuum), and his partner, Rex (canine Diesel vom Burgimwald), a German Shepherd with heightened senses and formerly with the K-9 police unit. Based on the Austrian drama Inspector Rex, HUDSON & REX also stars Mayko Nguyen (Killjoys) as Doctor Sarah Truong, Kevin Hanchard (Orphan Black) as Superintendent Joe Donovan and Justin Kelly (Wynonna Earp) as Tech Analyst Jesse Mills.

HUDSON & REX is produced by Shaftesbury and Pope Productions Ltd., in association with Citytv, a division of Rogers Media, and Beta Film GmbH. HUDSON & REX is executive produced by Christina Jennings, Scott Garvie, and Ken Cuperus; co-executive producers are Derek Schreyer, John Callaghan, and Jessie Gabe. Paul Pope and Julie Lacey are producers. Friedemann Goez and Oliver Bachert are executive producers for Beta Film GmbH. Produced with the participation of the Newfoundland and Labrador Film Development Corporation, the Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit, and the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit. Beta Film GmbH holds worldwide distribution rights.