The Spencer Sisters a new hour long procedural from CTV will begin production next month in Winnipeg
The show is a 10 episode light-hearted offering created by Alan McCullough (Private Eyes). It stars Stacey Farber (Superman & Lois) and Lea Thompson (Star Trek: Picard) as daughter and mother. McCullough and Jenn Engels (Sort Of) have showrunning duties.
What’s It About?
The Spencer Sisters follows a hot-headed former police officer Darby Spencer (Farber) and her estranged, internationally renowned, mystery novelist mother, Victoria Spencer (Thompson). Despite opposite personalities, differing sensibilities, and complicated history, they embark on the unlikeliest of ventures: becoming partners in a private detective agency.
Meet The Spencers
Victoria Spencer (Thompson) is an intelligent, charismatic, and renowned best-selling author of mystery novels. She now finds herself suffering from crippling writer’s block. When her estranged daughter Darby returns home, Victoria seizes the opportunity to reconnect with her. After the two work to solve a crime together, Victoria is inspired by the experience – and the possibility of a mended relationship with her daughter – to sit behind the keyboard once more.
Darby Spencer (Farber) is a smart, opinionated, and passionate woman who follows in her late police officer father’s footsteps. Much to Victoria’s stark disapproval. Carrying an innate intellect and the natural intuition of an experienced detective, Darby’s career aspirations come to a halt when she impetuously quits her job as a police constable after an unjust reprimand. About to turn 30 and in a dead-end relationship with a cheating boyfriend, she returns home. Once there her surprise, she finds she may have more in common with her mother than she thought.
Jocelyn Hamilton, President, Canada, eOne Television had this to say “With a stellar, female-led cast, quick-witted writing, and talented creative partners in CTV, we’re excited to begin principal photography on this engaging new series, and look forward to bringing it to audiences next year.”
The Spencer Sisters airs sometime in 2023 on CTV.