Hudson & Rex

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Hudson & Rex
GenrePolice drama, police procedural, dramedy
Directed by
  • Felipe Rodriguez
  • Alison Reid
  • John Vatcher
Country of originCanada
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes6 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)
  • Oliver Bachert
  • Scott Garvie
  • Friedemann Goez
  • Paul Pope
  • Nataline Rodrigues
  • Ken Cuperus (Showrunner)
Running time44 mins.[1]
Production company(s)Shaftesbury
Pope Productions
Beta Film
Original networkCitytv
Picture format1080i (16:9 HDTV)
Audio formatStereo
Original releaseMarch 25, 2019 (2019-03-25)
Related showsInspector Rex
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Hudson & Rex is a Canadian police procedural drama television series, based on the Austrian drama Inspector Rex, which is slated to premiere on Citytv on March 25, 2019. The show was commenced in October 2018, with ongoing production in St. John's, Newfoundland.[2]


Detective Charlie Hudson of the St. John’s Police Department, Major Crimes team, is partnered with Rex, a multi-scent trained German Shepherd with an excellent ear for unique sounds. Hudson is partnered with Rex after Rex's K9 human partner has died and Rex is scheduled to be euthanized[3]. Rex's keen nose and ears are instrumental in helping Detective Hudson advance the investigations with each episode. The duo receive assistance from Superintendent Donovan, Forensics Chief Truong, and IT Specialist Mills every episode in gathering and interpreting evidence. The first season begins some time after Hudson has arrived back in St. John's, his hometown, following a divorce from his wife[4]. The first case for the series is a kidnapping case while the remaining five cases involve different murders, each with unique twists.



No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date [5]Canada viewers
1"The Hunt"[6]Alison ReidKen CuperusMarch 25, 2019 (2019-03-25)0.22[7]
Hudson and Rex must track down a kidnapped girl before it's too late.
2"Fearless Freaks"Felipe RodriguezKen CuperusApril 1, 2019 (2019-04-01)0.29[8]
Hudson and Rex investigate the death of a parkour daredevil.
3"Haunted by the past"Alison ReidPaul Aitken & Simon McNabbApril 8, 2019 (2019-04-08)0.24[9]
The body of a woman is found in a graveyard. She may be linked to a cold case.
4"School Days"Alison ReidKen Cuperus & Celeste ParrApril 15, 2019 (2019-04-15)0.32[10]
Jesse goes under cover to investigate the death of a controversial university professor.
5"Pet Sitter"Alison ReidJohn CallaghanApril 22, 2019 (2019-04-22)0.40[11]
Charlie and Rex investigate the death of a pet sitter.
6"Murder She Thought"Alison ReidKen Cuperus & Laura HarbinApril 29, 2019 (2019-04-29)TBD
Hudson and Rex investigate a string of recent deaths at a retirement home.



Diesel vom Burgimwald (Rex) is a 15th descendant from the shepherd who starred in the 1990s Austrian show Inspector Rex that Hudson & Rex is based on. Two other german shepards, Izzy and Iko, who are nephews of Diesel vom Burgimwald, stand-in for some of the stunts. Diesel vom Burgimwald had mobility training before being cast as Rex.[12]


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  2. ^ Petski, Denise (11 October 2018). "'Rex' Police Drama Based On International Series Set For Canada's Citytv". Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  3. ^ "In Hudson & Rex, a detective's best friend is his dog". 24 March 2019. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Hudson & Rex's John Reardon on Why He Loves Working With His Canine Costar". 25 March 2019. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  5. ^ "Hudson & Rex". City TV. Retrieved March 26, 2019.
  6. ^ "Hudson & Rex". TV Guide. Retrieved March 26, 2019.
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  8. ^ Brioux, Bill (April 3, 2019). "NUMBERS IN CANADA: Big Brother Canada an overnight success". Retrieved April 8, 2019.
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  11. ^ Brioux, Bill (April 24, 2019). "Rogers minus Leafs face months of make goods". Retrieved April 25, 2019.
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