New Showcase Series “King” Coming Next Month

Original cop drama puts Amy Price-Francis in lead role.

Jennifer Coxby Jennifer Cox

New Showcase Series

England’s own Amy Price-Francis, known for her work on the hit shows "Californication," "The Cleaner" and "24," has a new gig – playing lead investigator for Toronto’s Major Crimes Task Force Jessica King in the new Canadian original Showcase series "King."

Her character is one that is complex – Jessica King has worked eight years in homicide, survived two marriages and multiple stab wounds, and is promoted to a position where she must take on the police division’s toughest cases after Detective Sergeant Derek Spears has a public meltdown. Fearless and strong but still lady-like enough to be obsessed with shoes, King is a sexy mix of toughness and femininity.

“Jessica King is disarmingly honest. Unapologetic about her femininity, she is also very smart and wickedly funny,” said Greg Spottiswood, Co-Creator and Co-Executive Producer, in an official press release. “There is nothing traditional about her. She is drawn to police work but questions whether that life is compatible with her dream of a child and family. Can she have it all?”

The show also stars Gabriel Hogan ("Heartland," "The Kennedys") as Danny Sless, Jessica’s third husband and fellow police officer, and Tony Nardi, who has been awarded two Genie Awards throughout his acting career. Suzanne Coy ("Dan for Mayor"), Zoe Doyle ("The Border"), and Aaron Poole ("Cra$h & Burn") are also a part of the stellar cast. The series was filmed entirely in Toronto and was produced by Indian Grove Productions in association with Shaw Media.

"King" premieres on Sunday, April 17th at 9pm on Showcase.