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Currently filming in Saint-Pierre et Miquelon, France and St. John’s Newfoundland, the new police procedural series stars Josephine Jobert, Allan Hawco and James Purefoy

FIFTH SEASON is handling global distribution

May 23, 2024 – Hawco Productions and CBC today announced that production is underway on new original series SAINT-PIERRE (10 x 60’), a new episodic police procedural currently filming in Saint-Pierre et Miquelon, France and St. John’s Newfoundland. SAINT-PIERRE is the creation of Allan Hawco, Robina Lord-Stafford and Perry Chafe, with Hawco and Lord-Stafford as Showrunners. TJ Scott and John Vatcher will each direct two of the first four episodes, with Scott directing the pilot. The series will premiere on CBC and CBC Gem in Winter 2025 and is produced in association with global film and TV studio FIFTH SEASON, which is also handling global distribution on the show. 

SAINT-PIERRE’s cast includes French star Josephine Jobert (Death in Paradise) as Arch, Canadian star, Allan Hawco (Republic of Doyle, Caught, Jack Ryan) as Fitz, and James Purefoy as Sean Gallagher (Rome, Sex Education, The Following) rounding out the stellar team. 

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After the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Inspector, Donny Fitzpatrick (Fitz), digs too deeply into a local politician’s nefarious activity, he is exiled to work in Saint-Pierre et Miquelon – the French Territory nestled in the Atlantic Ocean. Fitz’s arrival disrupts the life of Deputy Chief Geneviève Archambault (Arch), a Parisian transplant who is in Saint-Pierre for her own intriguing reasons.

As if by fate, these two seasoned officers — with very different policing skills and approaches — are forced together to solve unique and exciting crimes. Although the islands seem like a quaint tourist destination, the idyllic façade conceals the worst kind of criminal activity, which tend to wash up on its beautiful shores. At first at odds and suspicious of each other, Arch and Fitz soon discover that they are better together.

“Saint-Pierre et Miquelon is a unique place – the islands’ isolated location between North America and Europe makes it an ideal location to go unnoticed by the law, which sets it up to be the perfect place for this story,” says Hawco, Lord-Stafford and Chafe. “We’re excited for audiences to discover these compelling characters in this rarely seen before landscape.”

“SAINT-PIERRE offers audiences a fresh and exciting new procedural led by the talented duo of Allan and Josephine, set in a beautiful location that so many Canadians are curious about,” said Sally Catto, General Manager, Entertainment, Factual & Sports, CBC. “We look forward to working with Allan, Robina and Hawco Productions to bring Fitz and Arch’s adventures to life onscreen.”

Ava Mustos, Associate Director, Acquisitions at FIFTH SEASON, said: “It’s fantastic to be partnering with Allan Hawco on SAINT-PIERRE, a detective drama with a brilliant blend of mystery and humour, set against the vibrant and unique back drop of France’s Saint-Pierre et Miquelon islands. We’re delighted to have Josephine Jobert – already known to audiences from Death in Paradise –  as our co-lead alongside Hawco. The chemistry between them is undeniable and we look forward to introducing audiences around the world to this dynamic, crime-solving duo.”

A CBC original production, SAINT-PIERRE is produced by Hawco Productions in association with global film and TV studio FIFTH SEASON. The new series is executive produced by Janine Squires, Erin Sullivan, Robina Lord-Stafford,  Perry Chafe, John Vatcher and Hawco. For CBC, Sally Catto is General Manager, Entertainment, Factual & Sports; Trish Williams is Executive Director, Scripted Content; Sarah Adams is Director of Current Production, Drama; and Nicola Makoway is Executive in Charge of Production.

Hawco Productions was founded by actor, writer and producer Allan Hawco, harnessing his extensive experience from previous projects, his six successful seasons playing the lead and serving as the executive producer and showrunner on Republic of Doyle, and more recently, producing other CBC shows like Son of a Critch and Caught. Allan also has an international presence in projects that include Amazon’s Jack Ryan, Book Of Negroes, and Quicksand

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About Hawco Productions

Hawco Productions is a film and television production company with offices in both St. John’s, NL, and Toronto, ON. Founded by actor, writer and producer Allan Hawco, Hawco Productions combines originality with a strategic approach to production. With a diverse portfolio and a strong foothold in the Canadian entertainment industry, Hawco Productions continues to be a driving force in shaping the landscape of scripted television.


FIFTH SEASON is a global leader in the creation, production, and distribution of feature films, star driven television series and premium documentaries. Known for producing and distributing award-winning content that engages audiences and moves culture, the studio’s film titles include hit ensemble comedies 80 for Brady and the Book Club franchise for Paramount and Universal, John Carney’s Flora and Son for Apple TV+, William Oldroyd’s Eileen for Neon, the multi-Oscar-nominated The Lost Daughter from Maggie Gyllenhaal for Netflix and Michael Bay’s Ambulance for Universal. The studio produces star driven TV series, including the 14 Emmy-nominated Severance, See and Truth Be Told starring Jason Momoa and Octavia Spencer, respectively, as well as the upcoming Lady in the Lake starring Natalie Portman, Jason Momoa’s Chief of War and The Savant starring Jessica Chastain all for Apple TV+, Amy Schumer’s Life & Beth and limited turned returning series Nine Perfect Strangers starring Nicole Kidman for Hulu as well as 2 seasons of Tokyo Vice for Max and Wolf Like Me for Peacock. In addition, FIFTH SEASON is the studio behind Emmy-nominated documentaries McCartney 3, 2, 1 and Being Mary Tyler Moore for Hulu and HBO, respectively and Sean Penn’s Superpower for Paramount+. FIFTH SEASON also handles global distribution for a library of hit series in addition to its own studio productions, including scripted series such as Killing Eve, The Morning Show, Normal People, and The Night Manager and the docuseries Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men amongst many others.

About CBC/Radio-Canada

CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster. Through our mandate to inform, enlighten and entertain, we play a central role in strengthening Canadian culture. As Canada’s trusted news source, we offer a uniquely Canadian perspective on news, current affairs and world affairs. Our distinctively homegrown entertainment programming draws audiences from across the country. Deeply rooted in communities, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We also deliver content in Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Punjabi and Tagalog, as well as both official languages, through Radio Canada International (RCI). We are leading the transformation to meet the needs of Canadians in a digital world.

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