The action-packed sixth season of Hudson & Rex, starring John Reardon, premieres on Universal TV on 6 February

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Johannesburg, 1 February 2024: Hudson & Rex, the acclaimed action-packed drama, is set to return for its highly anticipated sixth season on Universal TV. The show stars John Reardon (TRON: LegacyScary Movie 4) as Detective Charlie Hudson and Diesel vom Burgimwald (Canadian Screen Awards with Samantha BeeThe Up & Adam Show) as his extraordinary German Shepherd partner, Rex. The new season promises 16, one-hour episodes of suspense, mystery, and heartwarming moments, every Tuesday at 20:00 CAT from 6 February exclusively on Universal TV, with episodes available on Universal+ immediately thereafter.

In the sixth season, Detective Charlie Hudson and his remarkable German Shepherd partner, Rex, face a more challenging caseload than ever before. From stopping a pair of desperate robbers on a spree, to uncovering the sinister plot behind a disappeared whale watching boat, the duo are kept on their toes (and paws) by the criminals of St. John’s. Through this batch of puzzling investigations, the extraordinary duo’s partnership only grows stronger – where Charlie’s impeccable logic and quick thinking meets Rex’s agility and keen senses. With assistance from their teammates in the Major Crimes Department, no mystery is left unsolved for long. Forensics scientist Dr. Sarah Truong will pursue a PHD in Behavioural Sciences, providing deeper insight into criminal psychology, helping the team establish motives and probable intent. Superintendent Joe Donovan draws on his established network of consultants and finds new angles of investigation. Tech specialist Jesse Mills continues to track digital clues with ultimate precision, beating his own records for accuracy and speed. Together, they take on any challenge thrown their way.

Joining the cast in supporting roles are Mayko Nguyen (ReGenesisGoing the Distance) as Dr. Sarah Truong, Kevin Hanchard (Orphan BlackSuicide Squad) as Superintendent Joseph Donovan, and Justin Kelly (Map to the StarsWarehouse 13) as Jesse Mills.

The cast will also be joined by some special guests throughout the season, including Laura Vandervoort (Smallville), Shayla Brown (Women Talking), Peter MacNeill (Moonshine), Emmanuel Kabongo (Outer Banks), Conrad Coates (The Expanse), Aurora Browne (Baroness von Sketch Show), and Ian Tracey (Virgin River).

The executive producers of Hudson & Rex season 6 are Christina Jennings, Scott Garvie, Lisa Porter, Liz Levine, Oliver Bachert, Friedemann Goez, John Reardon, and Sherri Davis. The showrunner is Mary Pedersen. Shaftesbury and Pope Productions Ltd. produce Hudson & Rex in association with Citytv, a division of Rogers Sports & Media, and Beta Film GmbH. Beta Film GmbH holds worldwide distribution rights. Produced with the participation of the Canada Media Fund, the Newfoundland and Labrador Film Development Corporation, the Rogers Cable Network Fund, Ontario Creates, and the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit.

The sixth season of Hudson & Rex premieres on Universal TV on 6 February at 20:00 CAT, with new episodes every Tuesday.