Blood and Water (TV series)
|Blood and Water|
|Directed by||John L'Écuyer|
|Country of origin||Canada|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||16|
|Production company(s)||Breakthrough Entertainment|
|Original release||November 8, 2015– present|
Blood and Water (simplified Chinese: 血与水; traditional Chinese: 血與水; pinyin: Xuè Yǔ Shuǐ) is a Canadian television crime drama series, which premiered on OMNI Television in November 2015. The first television drama series produced for a Chinese Canadian audience, the show mixes dialogue in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.
Set in Vancouver, British Columbia, the show centres on police detective Josephine Bradley (Steph Song). After Charlie Xie (Osric Chau), the son of billionaire real estate developer Li-Rong Xie, is found murdered, Josephine is brought into investigate despite having just been diagnosed with cancer.
The cast also includes Fiona Fu as Weiran Xie, the matriarch who holds the Xie family together; Loretta Yu as Charlie's widow Teresa; Elfina Luk as his sister Anna, who is plotting her eventual takeover of the family business empire; Simu Liu as his brother Paul, a guardian of many of the family's shady secrets; and Peter Outerbridge as Detective Al Gorski, a police colleague of Josephine's.
Eight episodes were produced for the show's first season. A second season, also consisting of eight episodes, first aired on November 13, 2016. The series has been renewed for a third season.
- John Doyle, "Trilingual series Blood and Water is a brilliantly messy drama". The Globe and Mail, November 6, 2015.
- "Blood and Water, Chinese-Canadian crime drama, breaks TV barriers". CBC News, November 7, 2015.
- "OMNI's Asian Canadian crime drama Blood and Water back with eight new episodes". Georgia Straight, October 6, 2016.
- "Omni renews Canadian multicultural TV series Blood and Water, Second Jen, Mangoes". Georgia Straight, November 1, 2017.
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