(Pictured above: Russell Peters and William Shatner in ‘The Indian Detective’)
Canadian comedy headliner Russell Peters stars as Toronto cop Doug D’Mello, who “becomes embroiled in a murder case while visiting his father, Stanley (Anupam Kher) a retired airline pilot in India.” D’Mello’s investigation leads to David Marlowe (Shatner), a billionaire property developer involved in “a dangerous conspiracy.” As D’Mello follows the clues, he must also deal “with his own ambivalence towards a country where despite his heritage, he is an outsider.”
The international cast includes Suits’ Christina Cole, mother!’s Hamza Haq, Star Wars Episode VIII’s Akshay Kumar, Homeland’s Meren Reddy and Snake Park’s Mishqah Parthiephal.
Frank Spotnitz, who developed The Man in the High Castle, and Smita Bhide, who collaborated with Spotnitz on Transporter: The Series, created and wrote The Indian Detective for Peters.
BAFTA award-winner Sandy Johnson directed. Blue Ice Pictures and the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa (IDC) financed the series.
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