While no stranger to home screens, Canadian comedian Russell Peters is set to debut in a starring role in his first TV mini-series, The Indian Detective.
The four-part, one-hour comedy-drama series will premiere at 9 p.m. (PT/ET) on November 23 on CTV
The show revolves around Toronto cop Doug D'Mello, played by Peters, whose dream of becoming a detective is dashed when he and his partner (Christina Cole, Casino Royale) discover that the suspected heroin shipment they're investigating turns out to be nothing more than children's bicycles.
After his disappointment, D'Mello goes to visit Mumbai to see his father, played by Bollywood star Anupam Kher (Silver Linings Playbook). There, he meets and works with a legal-aid lawyer, portrayed by Mishqah Parthiephal (Snake Park), to delve into the truth about a false murder confession.
As D'Mello wrestles with his identity in India as an outsider despite his Indian heritage, his investigation leads him to discover a deadly conspiracy and that his failed investigation in Toronto may be connected to India.
William Shatner (Star Trek) also stars as a Toronto-based billionaire property developer, who may have criminal ties, and Hamza Haq (mother!) portrays a Mumbai drug lord.
The series was shot in Cape Town, Toronto, and Mumbai.More