Vanessa Morgan might be returning to the CW very soon, alongside Giacomo Giannotti in procedural Vancouver set Wild Cards.
Wild Cards is a crime-solving procedural with a comedic twist. It follows the unlikely duo of a gruff, sardonic cop and a bubbly, clever con woman.
Ellis, a demoted detective, has unfortunately spent the last year on Vancouver’s marine unit (i.e., he’s now a “water cop”), while Toni has been living a transient life elaborately scamming everyone she meets.
But when Toni gets arrested and ends up helping Ellis solve a local crime, the two are offered the opportunity to redeem themselves, with Ellis going back to detective and Toni staying out of jail. The catch? They have to work together, with each using their unique skills to solve crimes.
For Ellis, that means hard-boiled shoe leather police work; for Toni, it means accents, schemes, and generally befriending everyone in sight (while driving Ellis absolutely nuts).
Against the backdrop of beautiful Vancouver — with all its unique, charming, and even contradictory neighborhoods and subcultures — the two will have to learn what it means to trust another person and maybe actually become partners.
Blink 49, Front Street Pictures, CBC and The CW are producers of the project. Filming will take place between July 24 2023 and October 27 2023. Michael Konyves has been named as showrunner.
Morgan is well known to fans for portraying another Toni. She played Toni Topaz on Riverdale which ran on the CW for 7 seasons. She also starred in cult classic Canadian teen show My Babysitter’s A Vampire.
Wild Cards is currently filming as it has secured a SAG-AFTRA interim agreement. The show will air on the CBC in Canada and the CW in the US.
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