Jerry O’Connell’s Detective Drama ‘Carter’ Picked Up for Canadian Broadcast

Harley Carter played a detective on TV but now he’s solving cases for real

“Carter,” a light-hearted detective procedural starring Jerry O’Connell as a former actor who played a detective on TV, has been picked up to air in Canada on Bravo, the specialty channel owned by Bell Media (not to be confused with the American cable channel owned by NBCUniversal).

“Carter” follows O’Connell’s character, Harley Carter, as somebody who goes back to his small Canadian hometown after a public meltdown. However, everybody back home mistakes him as the detective he played on TV. While he knows he’s not a real detective, he can’t seem to stop picking up cases.

This isn’t accepted well by Carter’s childhood best friend Sam St. Clair, played by Sydney Tamiia Poitier, who is an overworked detective herself.

This all leads up to the one big case in Carter’s life — the mystery of his mother’s disappearance.

Bell Media, which is producing the series along with Amaze Film + Television, also announced a supporting case, which includes Kristian Bruun (“Orphan Black”), Sherry Miller (“The Virgin Suicides”), and John Bourgeois (“X-Men: Apocalypse”).

“Carter” is written by “MADtv” and “Kids in the Hall” writer Garry Campbell and is being developed with John Tinker of “Chicago Hope.”

Executive producing are Amaze Film + Television’s Teza Lawrence and Michael Souther and producing is Victoria Hirst.

“Carter” is set to premiere on Bravo in Canada in early 2018. Since it’s a Canadian production, it will then join Canada’s CraveTV streaming service.

[Correction: This article originally incorrectly stated that Bravo, owned by NBCUniversal, had picked up the series. That is not the case.]