Emissions animal continuing to find success, ME AND ICE will present this fall a new documentary series that immerses viewers in the universe of the squads canines from the police.
Canine unit will have 8 episodes of 30 minutes. Produced by Hyperzoom in collaboration with Quebecor Content, this series will present the portrait of different pairs of master-police dogs.
Attached to the phone, Catherine Dubé Nadeau, executive producer and vice president at Hyperzoom, reveals that there will be mainly two types of dogs. On the one hand, there are those who participate in the emergency response full of adrenaline, that is used to track a suspect, detect illegal drugs and locate missing persons when beaten in the forest : German shepherds. On the other hand, there are those that are used to support victims of aggression, who can offer emotional support during the investigation : the labrador retriever, or bernese mountain dogs.
“This is a police practice more widespread, but it is still new,” stresses Catherine Dubé Nadeau.
Hyperzoom produced two other very popular shows on ME AND ICE : the Offences, which had appeared at the 4th row of titles the most-watched of the position last fall, and First line : every second counts, which was the first row this winter.
Filming this summer
The filming ofcanine will begin this week. They need to stretch until October. They will take place mainly in Montreal and its surroundings, but also, in the regions of the 819 and 418. The pandemic of COVID-19 could however come shuffling the cards.
“We are working with teams extremely reduced to comply with the health measures, stresses Catherine Dubé Nadeau. Things are going slower than usual. But if we rely on our other productions, it should go well. We all have a good capacity of adaptation. “
A craze clear
The arrival in waves ofcanine Unit demonstrates the enthusiasm of the presenters for everything that touches the animal. This summer, TVA won a great success with the issuance of A zoo like no other, which is ranked at the top of the charts as week’s most-watched programs in the beginning of July, according to data confirmed by Numeris. In the last 12 months, the chain has offered Shelter animal, Animania and Animal-retired.
For its part, Radio-Canada has proposed that We love in dogs, The hairy and Lives of dogs, and V presented Ambulances animal. Channel Life participated in the movement by serving as A safari close to home and SPCA in action.
“It’s a winner everywhere,” says Catherine Dubé Nadeau. It is one of the clear congressional sales formats tv. As soon as there is an animal, particularly a dog, the ratings climb. “