CBC Television Network


Network: CBC Television Network

Broadcast Run: 2012 to 2014

Broadcast Medium: Television

On May 10th 2012, the CBC announced that their fall schedule would include a new series, Cracked, which would be based on a concept by Toronto police officer Calum de Hartog and would dramatize the increased training police were receiving to deal with psychiatric patients.

Casting would include David Sutcliffe as Detective Aidan Black, a police officer with post-traumatic stress who had been switched to the police Psych Crime Unit from the SWAT team, while Stefanie von Pfetten would play Dr. Daniella Ridley, a psychiatrist trying to train police as well as puzzle out the criminal mind.

The series would be produced in association with White Pine Pictures, whose President, Peter Raymont, would be executive producer, with Janice Dawe and Tracey Forbes. It was created by Tracey Forbes and Calum de Hartog. Creative Producer was Susan Morgan, and director Tim Southam. White Pine had previously produced The Border for CBC.

The program was not in the CBC fall schedule, but on November 13th 2012 the CBC announced that Cracked would premiere on Tuesday, January 8th 2013. Thirteen original episodes ran through to April 16th.

On April 3rd it was announced that Cracked would be returning to the CBC schedule during the 2013-14 season. However, in March 2014 it was announced that Cracked would not be returning after its second season had concluded.

Written by Pip Wedge – April, 2013