Most mystery/crime dramas are primarily concerned with whodunnit, but this summer ABC will give Motive – a Canadian series that explores why the crime was committed – a place on its schedule. Motive stars Kristin Lehman (The Killing, Judging Amy), Louis Ferreira (Stargate Universe, Breaking Bad), Roger Cross (Continuum, Arrow, 24), Lauren Holly (NCIS, Alphas), Brendan Penny (Stargate: Atlantis) and Cameron Bright (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2).
The series will premiere in the coveted post-Super bowl slot in Canada.
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ABC PICKS UP THRILLING NEW DRAMA SERIES MOTIVE FOR SUMMER 2013
ABC has picked up Motive, a thrilling crime drama from the executive producer of Dexter and The Mentalist, with a unique twist focusing not on who did the crime, but why the crime was committed in the first place. The 13-episode drama is scheduled to air in Summer 2013 on the ABC Television Network.
When murder is committed, Angie Flynn, a loving, single mother and a damned good detective, along with her partner, Detective Oscar Vega, are on the case, looking for clues that will lead them to the killer. But Motive turns the tried-and-true crime drama formula on its head by indentifying the killer and victim at the beginning of each episode. These storylines are then further explored via stylized flashbacks which piece together more of the mysterious connection between the two characters and what drove the killer to commit murder.
Motive stars Kristin Lehman (The Killing, Judging Amy) as Detective Angie Flynn, Louis Ferreira (SGU Stargate Universe, Rookie Blue) as Detective Oscar Vega, Lauren Holly (NCIS, Chicago Hope, Picket Fences) as Dr. Betty Rogers, Roger Cross (24, Arrow) as Staff Sergeant Boyd Bloom, Brendan Penny as Detective Brian Lucas and Cameron Bright (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2) as Manny Flynn.
Motive was created by Daniel Cerone (Dexter, The Mentalist), who executive-produces the show along with Louise Clark, Rob Merilees, Erin Haskett, Rob LaBelle, Lindsay Macadam and James Thorpe. Developed by CTV, the series is produced by Foundation Features and Lark Productions in association with Bell Media and distributed by NBCUniversal International.