September 25th marks the return of the Western crime series The Pinkertons to Canadian television. CHCH will debut the second half of the 22-episode series as a “Season 2” to Canadian audiences on Friday evenings. One season of the show has been produced thus far.
Image – wikipedia.org
First launched October 2014 in the United States, the show is based upon the real case files of the Pinkerton National Detective Agency, created by Allan Pinkerton in 1850. Pinkerton (1819-1884) was a Scottish emigrant to the US, and established the agency in Chicago. In addition to adding the term “private eye” to the language, drawn their single eye logo, the agency is also known for employing the first female detective in the US, Kate Warne (1833-1868). Allan’s son, William (1846-1923), would head the agency upon his father’s death.
In the series The Pinkertons, Scottish actor Angus Macfadyen stars as Allan Pinkerton, Jacob Blair is William Pinkerton, and Martha MacIssac plays Kate Warne.
Left to Right: Allan Pinkerton (Macfadyen), Kate Warne (MacIssac), William Pinkerton (Blair) / Image – epguides.com
Filmed in Manitoba, Canada, Season 1 is set in the American West of the mid-1860s, immediately following the US Civil War. The series recently had its UK and Irish debut on UKTV’s Drama Channel. The show is intended for a broad audience and this site reviewed the first episode at Pinkertons – E1. Here is a 2014 trailer for that first episode:
The series was nominated in June by the Directors Guild of Canada for a Best Television Series – Drama award. The Directors Guild of Canada Awards will take place October 24th in Toronto.
The September 25th CHCH return of the series airs at 9pm (ET). Further information about the show on that station can be found at CHCH – Pinkertons.
(Copyright – Chad Beharriell)