6 January 2010 on CBC
Jake Doyle is a rogue, a charmer, a drinker, a brawler and emotionally immature. He's also an ex-cop who has as big a nose for sniffing out the bad guys as he does for finding trouble.
Set in the historic and colourful city of St John's, Newfoundland, private detective Jake is as likely to crack heads as crack cases. And it's just as well - St John's has been transformed from a sleepy seaport into a booming oil town, and where there's cash, there's crime. Helping him in his private detective adventures are his father, respected ex-cop Mal, his partner Rose, and Jake's feisty, volatile handful of a teenage niece, Katrina. All living under the same roof, there's never a dull day in the Doyle household and the banter often flows freely. Throw into the mix Jake's estranged wife Nikki, and their ongoing divorce case, and you can see why Jake's life is constantly boiling over.
Republic Of Doyle stars Allan Hawco (H2O , ZOS: Zone of Separation) as Jake Doyle, Seán McGinley (Gangs of New York, The Wind That Shakes The Barley ) as Malachy Doyle, Lynda Boyd as Rose Miller, Rachel Wilson (Show Me Yours, the Total Drama franchise) as Nikki Renholds, Krystin Pellerin (The Tudors) as Leslie Bennett, Marthe Bernard as Tinny Doyle, Mark O'Brien as Des Courtney, Sean Panting as Walter, and Bob Cole as Voice of the Republic.
The third season features some fresh faces joining the Doyle universe and further complicating Jake’s life, including older sister, Kathleen Doyle (Krista Bridges) and Des’s new girlfriend, Chandra O’Neill (Mishael Morgan). Returning to the Republic are fan favourites: Rose’s shady ex-husband, Martin Poole (Nicholas Campbell), eccentric millionaire Carl Maher (Shawn Doyle), arrogant author, Garrison Steele (Victor Garber), and archnemesis, Maurice Becker (Gordon Pinsent). Adding to the fun are incredible new guest stars: Russell Crowe, Kevin Durand, Scott Grimes, and Shannon Tweed – among others.
Republic Of Doyle was created and is executive produced by series star Allan Hawco and comes from Republic Of Doyle [the production company of the same name as the show] and E1 Entertainment. Jim Allodi directed the pilot and Mike Clattenburg directed the re-shot for series.