Wednesdays on The CW
WILD CARDS is a crime-solving procedural with a comedic twist that follows the unlikely duo of a by-the-book, sardonic cop and a spirited, clever con woman. Cole Ellis (Giacomo Gianniotti) is a demoted detective who has begrudgingly spent the last year on the maritime unit, while Max Mitchell (Vanessa Morgan) has been living a transient life, elaborately scamming everyone she meets. But while arrested and being held at the station, Max ends up helping Ellis solve a local crime. The two are offered the opportunity to redeem themselves – Ellis needs to get back to his detective post and Max needs to stay out of jail. The catch? They have to work together, each using their unique skills to solve crimes. For Ellis, that means hard-boiled shoe leather police work; for Max, it means accents, disguises, schemes and generally befriending everyone in sight, while driving Ellis absolutely nuts. The two will have to learn what it means to trust another person and maybe actually become partners.
From Blink49 Studios, Front Street Pictures and Piller/Segan in association with The CW for commissioning broadcaster CBC in Canada, WILD CARDS is created by Michael Konyves. Executive producers include Konyves, pilot director James Genn, Shawn Piller, Lloyd Segan, and writers Alexandra Zarowny, James Thorpe, Noelle Carbone and Morwyn Brebner. WILD CARDS is produced by Charles Cooper and Virginia Rankin. International distribution is handled by FIFTH SEASON.
CREDITS FOR “WILD CARDS” ON THE CW
Day and time: Wednesdays at 8/7c
Network Debut: January 17, 2023
Short Synopsis: WILD CARDS is a crime-solving procedural with a comedic twist that follows the unlikely duo of a by-the-book, sardonic cop (Giacomo Gianniotti) and a spirited, clever con woman (Vanessa Morgan.)
Cast: Vanessa Morgan as Max Mitchell
Giacomo Gianniotti as Cole Ellis
Terry Chen as Chief Li
Jason Priestley as George
Michael Xavier as Detective Simmons
Amy Goodmurphy as Detective Yates
Fletcher Donovan as Ricky
Jonesy as Marc
Executive Producers: Michael Konyves, Shawn Piller, Lloyd Segan, James Genn, Alex Zarowny, James Thorpe, Morwyn Brebner and Noelle Carbone
Produced by: From Blink49 Studios, Front Street Pictures and Piller/Segan in association with The CW for commissioning broadcaster CBC in Canada. International distribution is handled by FIFTH SEASON.
Format: Drama / 60 mins
Media Contacts: Judy Yam, 818/977-1021
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