Played follows the Covert Investigations Unit (CIU), an elite undercover police unit which infiltrates criminal worlds. In nerve-wracking confidence games or “plays, these cops flirt with killers, befriend gangbangers, arrange gun shipments – all to collect evidence, coax confessions.
CIU cops are full of charm and humour. They think quickly, talk smoothly, rely on their charisma to inspire trust. But, undercover "plays" are unpredictable -- they can turn on a dime. If these cops aren’t convincing, if they aren’t real, if they miss one cue - their lives could be over in an instant.
After posing as high-rolling millionaires, cocaine dealers and hit men, they return home and try to prevent the job from corroding their own lives. The bonds between these cops are close, the conflicts are intense. Only another undercover cop can understand the life. The team is everything.
CREATOR/ HEAD WRITER
Back Alley Films
Writers Guild of Canada Awards
Best Drama Series (Daniel Godwin, Matt MacLennan)