The Pinkertons

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The Pinkertons
The Pinktertons text with an eye and magnifying glass..
Genre
Created by
  • Kevin Abrams
  • Adam Moore
Starring
Composer(s)Shawn Pierce
Country of originCanada
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes22
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Kevin Abrams
  • Adam Moore
  • Suzanne Berger
  • Phyllis Laing
  • Rob Heydon
Production location(s)Grosse Isle, Manitoba[1]
Running time44 minutes[2]
Release
Original networkFirst-run syndication
Picture format480i (NTSC)
1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital 5.1 (HDTV)
Original releaseOctober 4, 2014 – May 23, 2015
External links
Website

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,[3] 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.[4]

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

Recurring[edit]

  • Angus Macfadyen as Allan Pinkerton,[5] 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.]

Episodes[edit]

[6][7][8]

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
code
1"Kansas City"Paul FoxKevin Abrams and Adam MooreOctober 4, 2014 (2014-10-04)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 DeCarloKevin Abrams and Adam MooreOctober 11, 2014 (2014-10-11)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 FoxKevin Abrams and Adam MooreOctober 18, 2014 (2014-10-18)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 DeCarloRoy SallowsNovember 1, 2014 (2014-11-01)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 McCutcheonGlenn Davis and William LaurinNovember 8, 2014 (2014-11-08)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 YatesAlison Lea Bingeman, Tony Elliot, Alexandra Mircheff and Christina RayNovember 22, 2014 (2014-11-22)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 BeesleyIra ParkerJanuary 17, 2015 (2015-01-17)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 YatesGlenn Davis and William LaurinJanuary 24, 2015 (2015-01-24)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 MitchellAlison Lea BingemanJanuary 31, 2015 (2015-01-31)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 MitchellKevin Abrams and Adam MooreFebruary 7, 2015 (2015-02-07)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 YatesChristina Ray and Alexandra MircheffFebruary 14, 2015 (2015-02-14)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 YatesAvrum Jacobson and Tony ElliottFebruary 21, 2015 (2015-02-21)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 McCutcheonGraham CleggFebruary 28, 2015 (2015-02-28)113
A young woman and her father hire the Pinkertons to investigate the abduction of her husband.
14"Old Pap"Don McCutcheonGlenn Davis and William LaurinMarch 7, 2015 (2015-03-07)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 BaileyAvrum JacobsonMarch 14, 2015 (2015-03-14)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 BaileyRoy SallowsApril 11, 2015 (2015-04-11)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 MitchellAlison Lea BingemanApril 18, 2015 (2015-04-18)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 MitchellChristina RayApril 25, 2015 (2015-04-25)118
The detectives go undercover to investigate the murder of a children's charity administrator.
19"Murder on the Western Express"Douglas MitchellAvrum JacobsonMay 2, 2015 (2015-05-02)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 MitchellKevin Abrams and Adam MooreMay 9, 2015 (2015-05-09)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 BeesleyKevin Abrams, Adam Moore and Angus MacfadyenMay 16, 2015 (2015-05-16)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 BeesleyAvrum JacobsonMay 23, 2015 (2015-05-23)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.

Broadcast[edit]

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[9]).

The program made its Canadian debut on January 27, 2015 on CHCH, an independent television station owned by Channel Zero.[10][11]

The series premiered on UKTV's Drama channel in the United Kingdom and Ireland on 30 August 2015.[12][13][14]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominee Result Ref
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")
Nominated [15]
2016 ACTRA Manitoba Awards Most Outstanding Performance by a Female Artist - Television Rebecca Gibson Won [16]
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

References[edit]

  1. ^ King, Randall (September 9, 2014). "Kansas City, Manitoba; Frontier TV series filming here". Winnipeg Free Press. Archived from the original on November 10, 2014. Retrieved November 9, 2014.
  2. ^ Downey, Kevin (August 20, 2014). "Rohrs Bets Big On Barter For 'Pinkertons". TVNewsCheck. Archived from the original on November 10, 2014. Retrieved November 10, 2014.
  3. ^ "The Pinkertons TV Series Signs Partnership With The (Real) Pinkerton's National Detective Agency". Toronto, Canada: Pinkerton. September 10, 2014. Archived from the original on November 22, 2014. Retrieved November 22, 2014.
  4. ^ Albiniak, Paige (April 7, 2014). "Rohrs' 'The Pinkertons' to Launch This Fall". broadcastingcable.com. Retrieved November 10, 2014.
  5. ^ Marino, Joel (July 24, 2014). "Turn's Angus Macfadyen Joins Detective Series The Pinkertons". Toronto, Canada: Worldscreen.com. Retrieved November 22, 2014.
  6. ^ http://www.pinkertonstheseries.com/episodes/
  7. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20141110050525/http://www.zap2it.com/tv/the-pinkertons/episodes/SH019652880000
  8. ^ "Internet Movie Database - The Pinkertons".
  9. ^ "New on Netflix UK: The Pinkertons". Retrieved November 1, 2017.
  10. ^ "'The Pinkertons' TV Series Set to Air in Canada". January 16, 2015. Retrieved January 30, 2015.
  11. ^ "Channel Zero Brings the Pinkertons TV Series to Canada" (PDF). December 8, 2014. Retrieved January 30, 2015.
  12. ^ Munn, Patrick (January 28, 2015). "UKTV's Drama Channel Snaps Up 'The Pinkertons' As First US Import". TV Wise. Retrieved January 28, 2015.
  13. ^ "Drama Secures Its First US Series Premiere With The Pinkertons". Retrieved January 30, 2015.
  14. ^ http://www.tvwise.co.uk/2015/06/drama-sets-uk-premiere-date-for-the-pinkertons/
  15. ^ "Nominees Announced for 2015 DGC Awards". cfccreates.com. Retrieved 16 May 2017.
  16. ^ "2016 nominees". actramanitoba.ca. Retrieved 16 May 2017.

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