The buzz is building on Flashpoint, a new Canadian produced action / drama set in Toronto. It is the first Canadian drama sale to be sold to a U.S. network in 14 years (Due South was the last). CBS bought the series during the writers strike and has slated it over summer.
The series, which has previously reported negotiating a sale to an unnamed Aussie network, follows the Strategic Response Unit -Canada’s answer to S.W.A.T.
It stars Enrico Colantoni (Veronica Mars) Amy Jo Johnson (Power Rangers) and Hugh Dillon (Durham County). In the drama a special tactical team put an end to hostage and bomb incidents or attempted suicides by getting into the minds of suspects to defuse a crisis.
It premieres on CBS on July 11.