Shatner’s Back

(Pictured above: Russell Peters and William Shatner in ‘The Indian Detective’)

William Shatner, who won critical acclaim as Denny Crane in Boston Legal, returns in a four-part comedy-drama The Indian Detective, debuting on Netflix December 19.

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.

The Indian Detective will air first on Canada’s CTV this Thursday, November 23.

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A former local beat reporter and film critic, co-founder Lawrence Greenberg has more than 25 years’ experience as a writer and public relations executive.

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