Devon Sawa shooting ‘Real Detective’ in Montreal

Pop Goes The News — Canadian actor Devon Sawa is back in his native country this week to star in an episode of a new series for U.S. cable channel Investigation Discovery.

Real Detective is an eight-part series about real-life American detectives and their most compelling cases. It recently began production in Montreal.

Sawa is the 36-year-old Vancouver native who starred in movies like Wild America, Idle Hands and Final Destination as well as the made-in-Toronto TV series Nikita.

Directing Sawa in Real Detective is Toronto’s David Hackl, who directed 2008’s made-in-Toronto Saw V and the recently-completed B.C.-made feature film Life on the Line (in which Sawa appears with John Travolta and Kate Bosworth).

According to WAM, the Montreal production company behind Real Detective, each episode “will focus around a crime and will go into great depth to reveal the investigation’s twists and turns as well as the personal challenges faced by the detective working the case.”