Originally published on Yahoo Celebrity, January 19, 2015.
The intense cop drama “19-2” is about to burst out of your screen.
Which is appropriate for a TV show that is also just now starting to burst into public consciousness.
The show, which just received 10 Canadian Screen Award nominations, including one for best drama, has its second-season premiere on Monday night on Bravo. It was Bravo’s top-rated original series last season, and hopes are high for a new slate of 10 episodes.
Unlike most dramas that use a slate of episodes to build toward a culminating moment, “19-2” begins in ultra-high gear with a mass school shooting.
The hour-long episode is violent and graphic and jarring. It will be repeated in a commercial-free encore the following night on the full CTV network, which also aired repeats of Season 1 last summer.
“It’s going to make some waves, I can promise you that,” says series co-lead Jared Keeso, who’s up for best actor in a drama. “Buckle up. It’s unlike anything you’ve seen on Canadian TV before.