A richly-nuanced character-driven drama, 19-2 revolves around the lives of two unwilling partners in the Montreal Police Department. Officers Nick Barron (Adrian Holmes, Arrow) and Ben Chartier (Jared Keeso, Falling Skies) patrol the urban sprawl of downtown’s 19th Precinct in Cruiser No. 2.
19-2 is about the tensions and bonds that develop between two incompatible men of very different temperaments and life experiences. Over time, Nick and Ben’s mistrust and antagonism for each other give way to moments of mutual respect and a wavering chance at a true partnership. As the series progresses, we also come to know the tightly-knit squad of Precinct 19. We see friendship and enmity, loyalty and betrayal. The series portrays the unpredictability and fragility of the world of a beat cop through moments of life-threatening intensity, both on and off duty, cementing 19-2 as a powerful character study and a gripping police drama.
At the end of Season 1, Ben was shocked to learn there is a mole in Station 19, someone whose betrayals have lead to the deaths of at least three officers. Ben begins Season 2 spying on his own squad, with Nick Barron as the prime suspect. As Nick and Ben's partnership grows and deepens, so does Ben's sense of betrayal. When Ben realizes he's in love with Nick's sister Amelie and rekindles his relationship with her, the stakes only rise.
For his part, Nick becomes invested in exploring his own identity by reconnecting with his career-criminal cousin Kaz and investigation the fate of his father, who disappeared when Nick was a teenager. On the job, Nick is ready to forge a real partnership with Ben.
In Season 2 we discover both Ben and Nick have secrets that cannot stay buried for long. Secrets that could tear the squad apart.
At the start of Season 3, the squad in Station 19 struggle to recover from the revelation that their beloved sergeant was a paedophile and a mole for organized crime.
As their commander scrambles to save his own career, the patrollers reach for connection to each other. Nick, still rocked by guilt over his involvement in a murder, seeks closure by trying to find out what happened to his missing cousin Kaz. Ben finds love and happiness with Nick's sister, Amelie, but struggles with the family he thought he'd left behind in Morin Heights. Beatrice loves being the acting Sergeant, but the job brings challenges she never expected. Audrey works ferociously to get control over the rage issues that have plagued her since her vicious beating, facing her fears with resolute determination. J.M.'s future is in doubt after his arrest for beating his wife. Tyler continues on his road to sobriety, falling under the spell of a loose cannon sponsor and fellow cop. Isabelle and Gendron find themselves at odds over who will take the blame in the aftermath of the mole.
Original French-Language series 19-2 (30 x one hour HD)
“The writing is sublime, turning each episode into a sort of tone poem, a slice of urban and police life carefully observed” - THE NEW YORK TIMES
“A gripping (and often heartbreaking) social commentary” - TORONTO STAR
“Agonizingly realistic...police procedural set in Montreal makes the genre seem new again” - THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
“You will be on the edge of your seats, guaranteed” - HUFFINGTON POST
“Prepare to be shaken, saddened and shocked–and ultimately moved” - BRIOUX.TV
“The result is best described as what would happen if Luther and Durham County had a love child, with the guys from True Detective serving as uncles for good measure. Everything about the first two episodes is bang on, from the chilling opening sequence and the flawed characters to the harmonious casting and intriguing writing punctured with dark wit. It’s the most authentically gritty Canadian drama to come knocking in long time, and is a testament to how far a series can go if given the proper venue and development.” - TV GUIDE, CANADA
“Season 2 opens calmly to quickly explode in every sense with a nightmarish, all-too-real high school shooting that for sheer bravura staging and shock is devastating in every sense... brilliant opening instalment” - BOSTON HERALD
“19-2 works so effectively because it grasps the reality of both conflicted cops and citizens in this city. Nothing is black and white here. Characters come in a variety of shades.” - THE OTTAWA CITIZEN
“Gritty drama...makes the chemistry between partners Barron (Adrian Holmes) and Chartier (Jared Keeso) so credible and so captivating.” - CALGARY HERALD
“There is great craft shown in the writing and acting, as the masks of various characters fall away to reveal their true selves and motivations.” - THE GLOBE AND MAIL
“Great chemistry between the main characters” - THE GLOBE AND MAIL
“The hit Canadian drama that has fans and critics raving... they deal with crime and politics together, looking at the line where right and wrong blur” - THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW
“Made up of deeply human characters” - DIGITAL JOURNAL
“Realistically written, beautifully acted, and gorgeously shot” - DIGITAL JOURNAL
Year of Production: 2014 - 2017
Running Time: Season 1: 10 x one hour; Season 2: 10 x one hour; Season 3: 10 x one hour; Season 4: 8 x one hour
Available in HD: Yes
Production Company:Co-produced by Sphere Media Plus and Echo Media in association with Bell Media