The Indian Detective

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The Indian Detective
The Indian Detective poster.png
Genre Comedy
Police procedural
Created by Frank Spotnitz
Smita Bhide
Starring Russell Peters
Anupam Kher
William Shatner
Christina Cole
Mishqah Parthiephal
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 4
Producer(s) Trevor Hopkins
Production location(s) Mumbai, India
Cape Town, South Africa
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Running time 44-46 minutes
Production company(s) CTV
Original network CTV
Original release 23 November 2017 (2017-11-23) – present

The Indian Detective is a Canadian crime comedy-drama series which debuted on CTV and Netflix in 2017.[1] The show stars Russell Peters as Doug D'Mello, a police officer from Toronto who becomes embroiled in a murder investigation while visiting his father (Anupam Kher) in Mumbai during a one-month suspension for incompetence.[1] The fourth episode ended in a cliffhanger, hinting at a possible second season.


The Canadian scenes of The Indian Detective were filmed on location in Toronto, Canada, and in surrounding areas in Ontario. Some of the Indian scenes were actually filmed in Cape Town, South Africa.[2]

Cast and characters[edit]

  • Russell Peters as Douglas "Doug" D'Mello
  • Anupam Kher as Stanley D'Mello
  • William Shatner as David Marlowe
  • Christina Cole as Robyn "Bob" Gerner
  • Mishqah Parthiephal as Priya Sehgal
  • Deepti Jal Singh as Seema
  • Hamza Haq as Gopal Chandekar / Amal Chandekar
  • Meren Reddy as Inspector Abhishek Devo


No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date Viewers
11"Episode 1"Sandy JohnsonFrank Spotnitz & Smita BhideNovember 23, 2017 (2017-11-23)2.12[3]
A Toronto cop gets embroiled in a murder investigation while visiting his father in Mumbai.
22"Episode 2"Sandy JohnsonFrank Spotnitz & Smita BhideNovember 30, 2017 (2017-11-30)1.54[4]
Priya introduces Doug to a case of a missing Canadian traveler; Doug learns the location of the missing girl.
33"Episode 3"Sandy JohnsonFrank Spotnitz & Smita BhideDecember 7, 2017 (2017-12-07)1.28[5]
The violent death of an innocent man at the hands of one of Gopal's henchmen allows Doug and Priya to infiltrate his inner circle.
44"Episode 4"Sandy JohnsonFrank Spotnitz & Smita BhideDecember 14, 2017 (2017-12-14)1.26[6]
In a desperate race against time in order to save thousands of lives, Doug and Robyn embark on a dangerous mission in the season finale.


  1. ^ a b "Russell Peters, Frank Spotnitz Partner for ‘The Indian Detective’ Series". Variety, June 7, 2016.
  2. ^ [1].
  3. ^ "Top Programs – Total Canada (English) November 20 - November 26, 2017" (PDF). Numeris. Retrieved December 6, 2017.
  4. ^ "Top Programs – Total Canada (English) November 27 - December 3, 2017" (PDF). Numeris. Retrieved December 16, 2017.
  5. ^ "Top Programs – Total Canada (English) December 4 - December 10, 2017" (PDF). Numeris. Retrieved 19 December 2017.
  6. ^ "Top Programs – Total Canada (English) December 11 - December 17, 2017" (PDF). Numeris. Retrieved 30 December 2017.

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