Country of origin Canada
Running time 60 minutes
First episode date 10 October 2016
Opening theme "Truth" by Jully Black
No. of episodes 8
Original network CBC Television
Network CBC Television
|Created by Sudz Sutherland
Production company(s) Hungry Eyes Film and Television
Starring Elyse Levesque; Lyriq Bent; Alex Kingston; Lucas Bryant
Program creators Sudz Sutherland, Jennifer Holness
Similar This Life, The Romeo Section, X Company, The Nature of Things, Murdoch Mysteries
Trailer shoot the messenger cbc
Shoot the Messenger is a Canadian television drama series that premiered on CBC Television on October 10, 2016.
Produced by Hungry Eyes Film and Television, the series stars Elyse Levesque as Daisy Channing, a young journalist who witnesses an apparent gang-related murder and is drawn into a criminal underworld with ties to the city's political and business elite. The series also stars Alex Kingston as her editor Mary Fowler, Lucas Bryant as her coworker Simon Olendski, and Lyriq Bent as police homicide detective Frank Lutz. Supporting cast members include Hannah Anderson, Ari Cohen, Edie Inksetter, Al Sapienza and Nicholas Campbell, as well as guest appearances by Ed Robertson, Jamaal Magloire and Rick Fox.
Producer and creator Sudz Sutherland acknowledges that the series was indirectly inspired by the Rob Ford video scandal of 2013, but states that the series is not meant to be interpreted as being about Ford in any real way.