Have you ever come up with a show that can treat sensitive topics such as crime with a zingy twist of comedy sauce in the recipe? Well, it’s a probability you might have watched a few. But, how many times have you seen one which is good and highly entertaining? Like Carter season 3.
It’s so difficult to include both the genres in the right genre to present just the perfect dish that just lightens the mood and gets those adrenaline pumping.
We know that TV shows are a bit down as they are facing head-on competition from the OTT platforms, but hey! One need not care about the competition when your content is competitive and has the potential to grab the audience’s attention with the light story that can alleviate the mood in a jiffy.
In a world full of crime TV shows that make extensive use of gory, gross, disturbing visuals of bloodbath and police leading to gunshots and terrible mayhem you didn’t even need for entertainment purpose, you can look up to this awesome TV show called Carter, that is certainly a gust of fresh natural air when you are struggling to breathe.
With Garry Campbell as the producer, the great Canadian show Carter is a Canadian crime comedy-drama series. Bravo, now renamed as CTV Channel, started televising Carter on May 15, 2018. Since then, the show has released 2 very well-received seasons and the audience is more than eager to gorge on Carter season 3.
For Season 2, we saw Lyriq Bent cast as acting police chief, while Joyce Boyle took the seat of producer, and Andy Berman became executive producer. The series was filmed in North Bay, Ontario in 2017 and produced by Amaze Film and Entertainment.
The program was revived by WGN America in the United States for a second season in January 2019. On October 25, 2019, the second season debuted in Canada, followed by a January 20, 2020 debut on WGN America.
The Plot of Carter Season 1
The story follows Harley Carter, a Canadian-born star of a popular American detective television program “Call Carter”. Mind you! He’s extremely popular. Once, he suffers a quite humiliating meltdown on a red carpet event. Afterward, Harley Carter, the hero of a famous crime drama, returns to his peaceful hometown of Bishop to unwind and reflect on his decisions.
However, things take an odd turn as his peers and neighbors can’t seem to tell the difference between his real-life and on-screen personas and keep pestering him to solve real-life cases. Thus, the actor has got to live his reel life in his real life too.
It’s just so interesting to even comprehend someone navigating through the situation. The good things that keep the viewers hooked up are the challenges and the crimes that our pseudo-detective solves in reality.
In Season 1, Harley solves his mother’s murder and accepts that he is no more just a TV detective. With his best mates Dave Leigh (Kristian Bruun) and no-nonsense police officer Sam Shaw (Sydney Poitier Heartsong) by his side, Harley is found confronting a whole new set of peculiar mysteries.
The Stellar Cast of Carter season 3
The titular character is played by Jerry O’Connell. Sydney Tamiia Poitier plays Sam Shaw, Carter’s childhood friend and cop. Sam is a smart cop who has a tendency of firing criminals in the legs. She’s a great detective who enjoys ragging on her old pal Harley whenever she gets the chance. The streetwise coffee truck stop owner, Dave Leigh is played by Kristian Bruun. Dave is a laid-back guy.
He is intimately familiar with Bishop, and its seedier aspects. Vijay Gill, a Junior Agent is portrayed by Varun Saranga, Brenda Kamino can be seen playing Dot Yasuda while Matt Baram is seen in the role of Evidence Tech Wes Holm; among other key roles. Many of the major characters are set to reenact their former roles in season 3.
One can always expect new cast additions to align with the storyline.
Why Should You Watch Carter?
The show was a huge success and has been telecasted across the world on different channels and in various countries and languages. Carter was WGN’s most-watched original series in 2018 when it premiered.
In Europe, it appeared on AXN, with a cumulative viewership of 6.5 million in 2018. Bravo became the number one specialty channel in its time slot in 2018 since its release in Canada.
Carter Season 3 Release Date?
According to several outlets, the police procedural “Carter,” starring Jerry O’Connell, is not being extended for a third season.
However, no network, including CTV and WGN, has stated that it has been canceled formally.
In hard pandemic times, it is unpredictable to shoot or release the new season.
The storyline might seem cliché, but what sets it apart from other shows is the versatility it displays through the character and plot development.
The show easily talks about friendship, reel vs real paradox, kindness, home, and the world of grave crime with a healthy touch of comedy.
So let us know what you feel about the show and upcoming season in the common section.