|Country of origin||Canada|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||22|
|Production location(s)||Grosse Isle, Manitoba|
|Running time||44 minutes|
|Original network||First-run syndication|
|Picture format||480i (NTSC)|
|Audio format||Dolby Digital 5.1 (HDTV)|
|Original release||October 4, 2014 – May 23, 2015|
The Pinkertons is a Canadian Western police procedural television series which features crime cases of the Pinkerton detective agency. The show is officially licensed with the Pinkerton detective agency, and features stories based on actual cases from the Pinkerton detective agency archives dating to the 1860s.
The program is produced by Rosetta Media and Buffalo Gal Pictures, in partnership with Channel Zero. Production of this first-run syndicated television show was announced in April 2014, and filming began the following August.
- Martha MacIsaac, as Kate Warne, a Pinkerton agent and the first female detective in US history.
- Jacob Blair, as William Pinkerton, the founder's son and also, a Pinkerton agent.
- Angus Macfadyen as Allan Pinkerton, the founder of the detective agency. [Episodes 1, 2, 5, 6, 21 and 22.]
- Jennifer Pudavick as Annalee Webb, proprietor of the Dubois Hotel and Saloon. [Episodes 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 18, 20 and 22.]
- David Brown as Sheriff Lawrence Logan. [Episodes 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21 and 22.]
- Ray Strachan as John Bell, caretaker of the farm where Kate's rented house is located. [Episodes 1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 14, 17, 19, 20 and 22.]
- Dean Fujioka as Kenji Harada, originally a client, and later an apprentice Pinkerton agent. [Episodes 4, 11, 12, 15, 16, 20 and 21.]
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Production|
|1||"Kansas City"||Paul Fox||Kevin Abrams and Adam Moore||October 4, 2014||101|
|Allan Pinkerton arrives in Kansas City, where his son, Will, is investigating a train robbery. Allan assigns Will to work with Kate Warne, the world's first female detective, who has been a Pinkertons agent for several years.|
|2||"Double Shot"||Michael DeCarlo||Kevin Abrams and Adam Moore||October 11, 2014||102|
|A whiskey magnate is found dead, and the investigation involves the dead man's business partner and family.|
|3||"The Play's The Thing"||Paul Fox||Kevin Abrams and Adam Moore||October 18, 2014||103|
|The death of an actor during a performance of Hamlet sends Will under cover, and reveals a secret held by another cast member.|
|4||"The Fourth Man"||Michael DeCarlo||Roy Sallows||November 1, 2014||104|
|What appears to be a murder arising from a card game turns out to be an international incident between the United States and Japan. The Pinkertons' client, a friend of the murdered man, becomes too eager to participate in the investigation.|
|5||"The Hero of Liberty Gap"||Don McCutcheon||Glenn Davis and William Laurin||November 8, 2014||105|
|A charismatic Civil War hero and mayoral candidate is attacked during a speech, and the Pinkertons are drawn into a web of political intrigue.|
|6||"Lines of Betrayal"||Gary Yates||Alison Lea Bingeman, Tony Elliot, Alexandra Mircheff and Christina Ray||November 22, 2014||106|
|Kate investigates a murder to which she is a witness. When it is revealed that the victim is an undercover Pinkertons agent, Allan returns to find possible corruption within the agency.|
|7||"The Case of the Dead Dog"||Jeff Beesley||Ira Parker||January 17, 2015||107|
|When Will offers to help a loner find the killer of his dog, he and Kate land in the middle of a feud between a railroad company and the local farmers.|
|8||"To the Sunset"||Gary Yates||Glenn Davis and William Laurin||January 24, 2015||108|
|In a case involving the murder of a member of the Chippewa Tribe, Will and Kate's only witness is a 12-year-old Chippewa boy, who doesn't speak English.|
|9||"In Marm’s Way"||Douglas Mitchell||Alison Lea Bingeman||January 31, 2015||109|
|A woman arrives from the East, enlisting the Pinkertons' help to find her missing nephew. Their investigation reveals a secret about their friend, John Bell.|
|10||"The Sweet Science"||Douglas Mitchell||Kevin Abrams and Adam Moore||February 7, 2015||110|
|Kate takes an unexpected interest in a boxing match, as one of the participants is a man from her past. When one of the other pugilists is murdered, the investigation tests her ability to remain impartial..|
|11||"The Devil's Trade"||Gary Yates||Christina Ray and Alexandra Mircheff||February 14, 2015||111|
|The host of a travelling spiritualist show is murdered, and the Pinkertons become involved in a séance. A previous client returns as a detective, hired by a man who had been cheated by the show.|
|12||"Reunion"||Gary Yates||Avrum Jacobson and Tony Elliott||February 21, 2015||112|
|The Pinkertons investigate the connection between the murder of a stranger and a visiting group of four former Civil War nurses.|
|13||"Frontier Desperados"||Don McCutcheon||Graham Clegg||February 28, 2015||113|
|A young woman and her father hire the Pinkertons to investigate the abduction of her husband.|
|14||"Old Pap"||Don McCutcheon||Glenn Davis and William Laurin||March 7, 2015||114|
|The detectives encounter an enemy from Kate's past: Sterling Price, a southern General who wreaks havoc as he schemes to create a new Confederacy.|
|15||"On Account of Huckleberries"||Norma Bailey||Avrum Jacobson||March 14, 2015||115|
|Sheriff Logan gets too close to his latest case, when the remains of a woman he once loved are discovered--and he becomes a prime suspect in her murder.|
|16||"Mudd and Clay"||Norma Bailey||Roy Sallows||April 11, 2015||116|
|The Pinkertons must prevent mob violence when a snowstorm traps them, and the criminal they're bringing to trial, with the criminal's vengeful victims.|
|17||"Forever Free"||Douglas Mitchell||Alison Lea Bingeman||April 18, 2015||117|
|When a regiment of Buffalo Soldiers comes to town, their cook disappears--and the detectives' investigation uncovers some tragic secrets.|
|18||"Think of the Children"||Douglas Mitchell||Christina Ray||April 25, 2015||118|
|The detectives go undercover to investigate the murder of a children's charity administrator.|
|19||"Murder on the Western Express"||Douglas Mitchell||Avrum Jacobson||May 2, 2015||119|
|A new client travels to Kansas City, to discuss a case with the Pinkertons. When the stage coach arrives, all aboard – the client, another passenger, and the driver – have been murdered.|
|20||"Review"||Douglas Mitchell||Kevin Abrams and Adam Moore||May 9, 2015||120|
|Robert Pinkerton, Will’s brother, arrives in Kansas City to evaluate the effectiveness of the agency’s Kansas City operations. Will and Kate suspect Robert of having ulterior motives.|
|21||"The Better Angels of Our Nature"||Jeff Beesley||Kevin Abrams, Adam Moore and Angus Macfadyen||May 16, 2015||121|
|A biography of Confederate spy Rose O'Neal Greenhow makes nasty allegations about Allan--and when the book's publisher is murdered, Allan becomes the prime suspect.|
|22||"To the Death"||Jeff Beesley||Avrum Jacobson||May 23, 2015||122|
|A sniper is killing residents of Kansas City one by one. Will and Kate race to catch the shooter, unaware that the gunman has his sights set on the very heart of the Pinkerton agency.|
In the United States, the series was distributed by Rohrs Media Group. The 22-episode first season was made available on Netflix in November 2016 (September in the UK).
Awards and nominations
|2015||Directors Guild of Canada Awards||Best Television Series - Drama||Paul Fox, Douglas Mitchell, Martin Ellis, Lesley Oswald, Tamara Mauthe, Aaron Graham, Cody McCullough, Tamara Harland, Paul Courchaine, Adriana O'Neil, Shannon Jacques, Cathie J. Edgar, Cliff Sumter, Paul Shikata, Elma Bello, Dashen Naidoo, Eric Goddard
(for "Kansas City")
|2016||ACTRA Manitoba Awards||Most Outstanding Performance by a Female Artist - Television||Rebecca Gibson||Won|||
|Most Outstanding Performance by a Female Artist - Television||Lauren Cochrane||Nominated|
|Most Outstanding Performance by a Female Artist - Television||Jennifer Pudavick||Nominated|
|Most Outstanding Performance by a Female Artist - Television||Nancy Sorel||Nominated|
|Most Outstanding Performance by a Male Artist - Television||David Brown||Won|
|Most Outstanding Performance by a Male Artist - Television||John C. MacDonald||Nominated|
|Most Outstanding Performance by a Male Artist - Television||Arne MacPherson||Nominated|
|Most Outstanding Performance by a Male Artist - Television||Stephen Eric McIntyre||Nominated|
|Most Outstanding Performance by a Male Artist - Television||Ray Strachan||Nominated|
|Most Outstanding Stunt Performance||Sean Skene, Bj Verot||Won|
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