InSecurity is a Canadian action comedy television series. The series focuses on a team of spycatchers set at the fictional Canadian National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA). The series is set in Ottawa but filmed primarily in Regina. The initial season of 13 episodes premiered January 4, 2011. It was followed by a second season of 10 episodes before cancellation by CBC on April 19, 2012 due to budget cuts from the 2012 Canadian federal budget.
|Written by||Kevin White|
|Directed by||Robert de Lint|
Grace Lynn Kung
|Theme music composer||The Asteroids Galaxy Tour|
|Opening theme||The Sun Ain't Shining No More|
|Country of origin||Canada|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||23 (list of episodes)|
Robert de Lint
|Production location(s)||Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada|
|Running time||22 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Vérité Films Inc.|
Company Name Here Productions Inc.
|Original release||January 4 –|
December 12, 2011
The initial pilot focused on the tedium involved in electronic eavesdropping but the decision was made that it would be too "niche". A second pilot was done with a more 24 approach.
The series revolves around a team of incompetent spy-catchers who work for the Canadian National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA), a fictional intelligence gathering agency.
- Natalie Lisinska as Alex Cranston, the leader of the team
- William deVry as Peter McNeil, the director of NISA.
- Richard Yearwood as Benjamin N’udu, a loyal and slightly deranged former agent of the fictional Ligerian Secret Service.
- Rémy Girard as Claude Lesage, a veteran French Canadian NISA agent.
- Matthew MacFadzean as Burt Wilson, an incompetent NISA agent that's always getting himself and others into trouble.
- Grace Lynn Kung as Jojo Kwan, a brilliant scientist and NISA agent.
- Ali Kazmi as Nigel
The CBC Television premiere episode was viewed by approximately 724,000 people.
On February 11, 2011, CBC announced that the show was renewed for a second season.
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2011||Gemini Awards||Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Comedic Role||Grace Lynn Kung|
Lost to Tracy Dawson (Call Me Fitz)
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