|This article's lead section may not adequately summarize key points of its contents. (June 2013)|
|Directed by||Daniel Grou|
|Country of origin||Canada|
|No. of seasons||3|
|No. of episodes||30|
|Executive producer(s)||Sophie Deschênes|
|Running time||42 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Société Radio-Canada|
|Original network||Télévision de Radio-Canada|
|Original release||February 2, 2011—April 1, 2015|
|Directed by||Daniel Grou|
|Country of origin||Canada|
|No. of seasons||3|
|No. of episodes||30|
|Executive producer(s)||Bruce M. Smith|
|Running time||42 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Bell Media|
19-2 is the name of a French-Canadian police drama series and its English adaptation. Set in Montreal, the show centres around the professional and personal lives of patrol officers from Poste 19 of the Service Police Metropolitain (Montreal Police Department), a fictitious version of the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal. The series name comes from the callsign of the patrol car of the main characters.[NB 1]
The original series French series aired on public broadcaster Radio-Canada starting in 2011 and concluded in 2015. Its English adaptation premiered on Bravo on January 29, 2014 and continues production.
- 1 Synopsis
- 2 Characters
- 3 Episodes
- 4 Reception
- 5 Notes
- 6 References
- 7 External links
Nicolai "Nick" Berrof and his partner Jean-Pierre Harvey are shot responding to a burglary. While Berrof is spared by his body armour, Harvey is shot in the head and left hospitalized for life. Replacing Harvey is Benoît Chartier, a veteran constable from the Securite du Quebec (a fictionalized version of the Sûreté du Québec), who transferred to Montreal to escape troubles in his hometown. As officers from Poste 19 deal with the challenges of police work, they struggle with their own personal challenges as well. Chartier is estranged from his family after he personally arrests his own father for drunk driving. Berrof struggles with his divorce with his colleague and wife Detective Isabelle Latendresse. Tyler Joseph struggles with alcoholism. Jean-Marc Brouillard abuses his wife. Commander Marcel Gendron struggles to protect the station's image in the face of pressure from the public and his superiors alike.
By the end of the first season, Chartier's former employer, the SQ, assigns him to find a mole within the station. The second season centres around his hunt for the mole with Berrof being the prime suspect. After being gravely wounded in a shooting, Tyler attempts to defeat his alcoholism. Brouillard and Pouliot build a relationship after having been partnered together. And Gendron's daughter disappears amidst the discovery of a child pornography ring.
The third season begins in the aftermath of the mole's suicide. Having taken the hunt for the mole to the extreme, Berrof must deal with the consequences of his actions. Chartier, betrothed to Berrof's sister, unwittingly becomes the target of Berrof's powerful enemies. Berrof becomes implicated deeper and deeper into Montreal's underworld as his crime-troubled past and law enforcement present collide.
The plot of the English and French versions for the first two seasons are generally the same, though the English series begins to diverge from the French series in the second season.
The second season begins with Barron and Chartier responding to reports of a snake at a daycare centre. Chartier encounters an armed civilian: Barron's cousin Cassie Clemont. Barron's unsavoury relationship with Clemont makes Barron the prime suspect of the SQ's investigation into the mole in 19. When Chartier brings Barron into the investigation, Barron and Clemont burgle a suspect's house and make a rash decision that endangers both of them.
The third season starts in the aftermath of the mole's suicide. The reputation of Station 19 has been destroyed by the revelation of the mole, along with other incidents such as the arrest of Brouillard for domestic violence. Cassie Clemont is discovered dead, having been brutally tortured for days. Barron and Chartier must now deal with the fallout of Barron's actions, as the station is scrutinized by an Inspector from Internal Affairs.
- Claude Legault as Benoît "Ben" Chartier
- Réal Bossé as Nicolaï "Nick" Berrof
- Benz Antoine as Tyler Joseph
- Véronique Beaudet as Bérengère Hamelin
- Sylvain Marcel as Sergent Julien Houle
- Catherine Bérubé as Audrey Pouliot
- Vincent Graton as Jean-Pierre Harvey
- Julie Perreault as Sergent-detective Isabelle Latendresse
- Louis Philippe Dandenault as Jean-Marc Brouillard
- Fred-Éric Salvail as Vincent "Vince" Légaré
- Jean Petitclerc as Marcel Gendron
- Robert Naylor as Théo
- Magalie Lépine Blondeau as Amélie De Grandpré
- Fanny Mallette as Catherine
- Louise Portal as Marie-Louise
- Marc-François Blondin as Sylvio
- Chip Chuipka
- Jared Keeso as officer Ben Chartier
- Adrian Holmes as officer Nick Barron
- Benz Antoine as officer Tyler Joseph
- Mylène Dinh-Robic as officer Beatrice "Bear" Hamelin
- Laurence Leboeuf as officer Audrey Pouliot
- Dan Petronijevic as officer Jean-Marc "JM" Brouillard
- Conrad Pla as Sergeant Julien Houle
- Bruce Ramsay as District Commander Marcel Gendron
- Maxim Roy as Detective Isabelle Latendresse
- Tattiawna Jones as Amelie de Grace
- Richard Chevolleau as Cassie "Kaz" Clemont
- Victor Cornfoot as Jean-Pierre Harvey
- Zackaryer Abdillahi as Theo Barron
- Vlasta Vrana as Ben's father
- Lisa Berry as Rita George
- Tyler Hynes as Vince Legare
- Sarah Allen as Cathy Lariviere
- Jayne Heitmeyer as Marie
- Anthony Lemke as Dan Malloy
- Alexandra Ordolis as Justine
- Catherine Bérubé as Laura (in the original series she played Pouliot)
- Vincent Leclerc as Anthony Tremblay
- Margot Mustos as Sandrine
- Dawn Ford as Dr. Laba
- Spiro Malandrakis as Frank Ferney
||It has been suggested that this section be split out into another article titled List of 19-2 episodes. (Discuss) (July 2016)|
The original French version started filming in 2010 and premiered on 2 February 2011 and ended on 6 April 2011. 39% of Quebeckers were watching the pilot when it aired. On 15 June 2011, the chain renewed the contract for another season, which was filmed in 2012 and premiered on 28 January 2013. It ended on 1 April 2013. By the end of 2013, Radio-Canada ordered a third season to be produced, which was filmed in 2014 and premiered on 28 January 2015. The series finale aired on 1 April 2015.
The English version was filmed by a different production studio for Bravo channel, who signed a two-season contract with it in 2013. The filming of the first season began in August and ended in October. The series premiered on 29 January 2014 on Bravo, with the first season ending on 31 March 2014. Season two was filmed from July until October 2014. It premiered on Bravo on 19 January 2015 and ended on 23 March 2015. On April 13, 2015, BellMedia announced that 19-2 was renewed for a third season. Filming for the third season was scheduled in the summer of 2015. Adrian Holmes and Jared Keeso reprised their roles as Nick Barron and Ben Chartier respectively.
Bell Media renewed the series for a fourth season in 2016.
Season 1 (2014)
|No. Overall||No. in season||Title||Directed By||Written By||Adapted By||Original Air Date|
|1||1||"Partners"||Louis Choquette, Daniel Grou||Real Bosse, Claude Legault||Bruce M. Smith||January 29, 2014|
|Officer Nick Barron is back on the job after his partner was shot. Feeling guilty over the incident, he struggles to accept his new partner, Ben Chartier, who has transferred from a rural police unit. Their new partnership is put to the test when a suspect is shot during a robbery and the officer who shot him is placed under investigation for using excessive force.|
|2||2||"Deer"||Louis Choquette||Real Bosse, Claude Legault||Bruce M. Smith||February 5, 2014|
|Nick and Ben clash when they disagree about whether to report a dangerous incident. Ben is haunted by memories of an incident on the job that caused the fracture of his family's relationship. The verdict comes in on the shooting of a robbery suspect.|
|3||3||"Welfare Day"||Louis Choquette||Real Bosse, Claude Legault||Bruce M. Smith||February 12, 2014|
|The team prepare themselves for a chaotic day as welfare checks arrive.|
|4||4||"The Party"||Louis Choquette||Real Bosse, Claude Legault||Bruce M. Smith||February 19, 2014|
|Tyler is hung over. Nick visits Harvey. A priest deals with a confessor.|
|5||5||"Home"||Erik Canuel||Real Bosse, Claude Legault||Jesse McKeown||February 26, 2014|
|Ben returns to Morin Heights on a sick day to see Catherine and his dad. Harvey is discharged. Nick and JM don't work well together.|
|6||6||"Turf"||Erik Canuel||Real Bosse, Claude Legault||Damon Vignale||March 5, 2014|
|Kids are left alone at home. Ben gets frustrated with youth gang boldness. Nick visits his mom.|
|7||7||"Lovers"||Erik Canuel||Real Bosse, Claude Legault||Jesse McKewon, Danielle Dansereau||March 12, 2014|
|Ben goes on a date. Beatrice's date doesn't go so well. Theo gets in trouble. Tactical runs into big trouble.|
|8||8||"Medals"||Louis Choquette||Real Bosse, Claude Legault||Jesse McKeown||March 19, 2014|
|Guys fight over Emily, Nick's half-sister. Ben and Nick make a big arrest. Tyler shows interest in AA. Audrey will no longer hide her relationship.|
|9||9||"Islands"||Louis Choquette||Real Bosse, Claude Legault||Esta Spalding||March 26, 2014|
|An officer is attacked. The commander faces a moral dilemma.|
|10||10||"Winter"||Louis Choquette||Real Bosse, Claude Legault||Bruce M. Smith||April 2, 2014|
|An officer dies. The SQ gets more involved in 19. Nick reaches a breaking point.|
Season 2 (2015)
|No. Overall||No. in season||Title||Director||Written By||Original Air Date|
|11||1||"School"||Daniel Grou||Bruce M. Smith||January 19, 2015|
|After collecting an escaped snake, 19-2 attends a local high school after a report of vandalism. When they arrive, they hear shots and find a trail of dead and injured students and teachers. Station 19 responds in force. There then follows a cat and mouse hunt for the shooter through the school.|
|12||2||"Disorder"||Louis Choquette||Jesse McKeown||January 26, 2015|
|After being crippled in an ambush in Season 1, Audrey Pouliot returns to duty. Vince is in deep trouble after being seduced by a crime victim. Ben must choose between loyalty to his partner and his duty as a police officer.|
|13||3||"Borders"||Louis Choquette||Jesse McKeown, Bruce M. Smith, Nikolijne Troubetzkoy||February 2, 2015|
|Pouliot loses her temper and is filmed brutalizing a local musician (a mirror to the real life "Constable 728" incident). Nick and Ben make a disturbing discovery while looking for Commander Gendron's daughter.|
|14||4||"Tribes"||Louis Choquette||Jesse McKeown||February 9, 2015|
|Brouillard betrays Vince as his career is put at stake. Nick and Ben get in a scuffle with the local fire station. Tensions culminate and explode when the team goes paintballing.|
|15||5||"Rock Garden"||Erik Canuel||Damon Vignale||February 16, 2015|
|Nick and Isabelle's son, Theo, is implicated in the near-suicide of a teen girl. Brouillard loses his temper responding to a domestic abuse call.|
|16||6||"Tables"||Erik Canuel||Bruce M. Smoth||February 23, 2015|
|Ben brings Nick into the SQ's investigation after another raid is botched by the mole.|
|17||7||"Property Line"||Erik Canuel||Nikolijne Troubetzkoy||March 2, 2015|
|Station 19 is assigned to help local bailiffs evict tenants from a housing project. Ben and Cassie burgle a suspect's home in search of evidence. Tyler's newfound boldness leads to a dangerous accident.|
|18||8||"Babylon"||Louis Choquette||Damon Vignale||March 9, 2015|
|As 19 breaks up a protest, Pouliot loses her temper once again putting her career in jeopardy. Tyler's fears put Beatrice in danger as protesters ambush her.|
|19||9||"Orphans"||Louis Choquette||Jesse McKeown, Nikolijne Troubetzkoy||March 16, 2015|
|Ben is forced to cover up Nick and Cassie's burglary. A key witness points to a trusted figure at 19 as the mole.|
|20||10||"Bridges"||Louis Choquette||Bruce M. Smith||March 23, 2015|
|Nick and Ben hunt for the mole. Gendron realises a past mistake. Brouillard finally receives justice for his actions towards his wife.|
Season 3 (2016)
|No. Overall||No. in season||Title||Directed By||Written By||Original Air Date|
|21||1||"Burn Pile"||Sturla Gunnarsson||Bruce M. Smith||June 20, 2016|
|Homicide detectives confront Nick with the death of his cousin Cassie. New recruit Richard Dulac faces his first emergency call. Commander Gendron forces Detective Latendresse out of 19 to protect his own position.|
|22||2||"Rescue"||Sturla Gunnarsson||Jesse McKeown||June 27, 2016|
|Nick searches for answers to his cousin's death. Tyler's alcoholism resurfaces in a destructive episode. Ben builds his relationship with Nick's sister.|
|23||3||"Chicken"||Sturla Gunnarsson||Nikolijne Troubetzkoy||July 4, 2016|
|Nick's brings a new witness to the investigation of his cousin's death. Dulac is shot after Beatrice's gun is stolen by force. Homicide detectives threaten Ben after they discover he has been feeding information to Nick.|
|24||4||"Bitch"||Stefan Pleszczynski||Bruce M. Smith, Lynne Kamm||July 11, 2016|
|Following Dulac's shooting, Beatrice is demoted. Nick returns a favour for Internal Affairs. Nick and Ben find themselves in trouble after confronting a shadowy figure.|
|25||5||"Protest Pants"||Stefan Pleszczynski||Jesse McKeown||July 18, 2016|
|Brouillard returns to 19 and resumes his role as union representative as the province cuts public sector pensions. Ben is forced to confront his family once again.|
|26||6||"City"||Stefan Pleszczynski||Alison Lea Bingeman||July 25, 2016|
|Ben's family situation continues to deteriorate as Nick continues to search for his cousin's killer.|
|27||7||"Honeymoon"||Stefan Pleszczynski||Bruce M. Smith||August 1, 2016|
|Anti-police sentiment grows in light of a recent killing. Brouillard's turmoil comes to new heights.|
|28||8||"Fall"||Louis Choquette||Nikolijne Troubetzkoy||August 8, 2016|
|Tyler intervenes in Ben's family situation without asking. Nick's plans go into disarray with a heavy price to pay.|
|29||9||"Gone"||Louis Choquette||Alison Lea Bingeman||August 15, 2016|
|Nick and Ben are thrown into turmoil following the murder of a loved one.|
|30||10||"Water"||Louis Choquette||Bruce M. Smith||August 22, 2016|
|Ben reaches breaking point and escalates to violence. A traitor is revealed.|
Season 4 (TBA)
Reviews have been positive overall. Police officers in Quebec have liked the series, seeing a way to make viewers more aware of their daily lives.
During the first season, the show attracted about 1.3 million viewers per week, which made it the most popular series in Quebec of the winter. It peaked at 1,447,000 viewers on 23 February 2011, and the season finale got 1,302,000 viewers, the top in its time slot.
In its second season, critics unanimously praised the first episode, which was based on the 2006 Dawson College shooting. It was watched by 1,554,000 viewers, about 39 percent of the viewers that evening in Quebec.
The series has been nominated for several awards, including the Prix Artis and the Zapettes d'Or. The series, with 18 nominations at the Gémeaux 2011, and won 12 at the gala that took place on 18 September 2011.
Radio-Canada's English sister network, CBC Television, announced in 2012 that it was working on an English adaptation of the series. CBC Television did not pick up the series for its 2013 season; instead, the English series will air on Bravo. The English adaptation stars Jared Keeso and Adrian Holmes. Season 2 of 19-2 premiered on January 19, 2015 on Bravo and featured a critically acclaimed 13 minute single shot with no cuts. On April 13, 2015, BellMedia announced that 19-2 was renewed for a third season. 19-2 is Bravo's number one original series, reaching more than 3.3 million viewers. Season 1 is now available on CraveTV. Season 3 will premiere on June 20, 2016 and Bravo has renewed the show for a fourth season.
The first season aired on Spike TV in the UK, where The Guardian said "This Canadian series, set in Montréal’s Precinct 19, boasts all the tropes of post-Shield police dramas: antiheroes, mavericks, shaky verité camerawork. Yet what 19-2 lacks in originality it makes up for in action from the off."
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