Playback: Hudson & Rex to Unleash Fourth Season
By Lauren Malyk
Hudson & Rex has fetched a fourth season.
Announced by the canine-cop procedural's cast during its season three finale yesterday (April 20), the
Canadian adaptation of Austrian format Inspector Rex has been renewed for 16 new episodes. Produced
by Shaftesbury and Pope Productions in association with Citytv and Beta Film GmbH, the St. John's, Nfldset
series follows a police detective (John Reardon) and his German shepherd partner (Diesel vom
Burgimwald). It also stars Mayko Nguyen, Kevin Hanchard and Justin Kelly.
Pope Productions' Paul Pope serves as a producer on season four, while executive producers include
Shaftesbury's Christina Jennings and Scott Garvie, Beta Films' Oliver Bachert and Friedemann Goez, and
Rogers Sports & Media's director of original programming Nataline Rodrigues.
Notably, season four of Hudson & Rex sees Peter Mitchell take the leash as showrunner and executive
Mitchell's past credits include season 13 and 14 of Murdoch Mysteries and season three and four of
spin-off Frankie Drake Mysteries. It was recently announced that the latter would end with its fourth
Additionally, writers Mary Pedersen and Jennifer Kassabian are credited as co-executive producers on
this upcoming season of Hudson & Rex.
Other writers currently attached include Keri Ferencz, Joseph Milando and previous Hudson &
Rex showrunners Ken Cuperus and Derek Schreyer.
Directors include Gary Harvey, Bosede Williams, Eleanore Lindo, Sharon Lewis and Felipe Rodriguez.
Notably, more directors and writers are expected to be added as the team heads towards production –
which will shoot in St. John's in the coming months.
Shaftesbury also produces Frequency Podcast Network's How 2 Dog featuring Hudson & Rex master dog
trainer Sherri Davis.