Each episode is a crime solution reenactment of a real murder. The actual detectives offer commentary throughout the show.
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Series cast summary:
Michael Douglas Cake ...  Bill Zbacnick / ... 3 episodes, 2016-2017
Liana Montoro Liana Montoro ...  Angela / ... 2 episodes, 2016
Tyrone Benskin ...  James Cooper / ... 2 episodes, 2016
Mizinga Mwinga ...  Det. John Davis / ... 2 episodes, 2016-2017
Julianne Jain ...  Police Officer #1 / ... 2 episodes, 2016-2017
Teneisha Collins ...  Monique Huffman 2 episodes, 2017
Victor Cornfoot Victor Cornfoot ...  David / ... 2 episodes, 2016
Lois Dellar Lois Dellar ...  Coroner / ... 2 episodes, 2016
Sebastian Labissiere ...  Eric Huffman 2 episodes, 2017
Susan Bain Susan Bain ...  Lydia Hammond / ... 2 episodes, 2016-2017
Katie Bird Nolan ...  Amanda 2 episodes, 2016
Cindy Sampson ...  Linda Hamilton 2 episodes, 2016


Real Detective is about real-life detectives and the true cases that consume and haunt them. Every detective has one. A case that pushes them to the brink. A case that takes hold of them and won't let go. A case so intense and personal it haunts them. When a real detective tells you their case, you never forget.

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Release Date:

7 January 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Настоящий детектив See more »

Filming Locations:

Laval, Québec, Canada

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Petro Duszara serves as show runner and executive producer on Real Detective (2016). Previous credits include camera operator and on-line editor on some TV shows such as Debbie Travis' Facelift (2003) and Dogs with Jobs (2000). Debbie Travis also acts as executive producer. See more »

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Well acted and often heartbreaking
11 May 2017 | by adfergzSee all my reviews

I have often been tearful by the end of an episode as the stories told by the detective involved has obviously had an enormous impact on their own personal lives. They have lived and breathed the case, often sacrificing their own happiness in their private lives, either with family, or the battle with some form of alcoholic addiction needed to cope and numb the pain. You cannot help but feel for these policemen who have dedicated so much mentally to get justice for the victims, who are often children, which makes it even more heartbreaking as the empathetic viewer I am. Only a few true crime documentaries have ever had me so hooked. Another of note being "Homicide Hunter" with Lt Joe Kenda. These stories will have you hooked from start to finish!

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