Missing persons drama series ‘Alert’ to shoot in Montreal

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Pop Goes The News – The new Fox drama series Alert will be filmed in Montreal.

The show, which counts Jamie Foxx among its executive producers, was announced earlier this year as being about the Los Angeles Police Department’s Missing Person’s Unit (LAMPU).

Scott Caan and Dania Ramirez will star in the series.

It’s not clear how Montreal will double as Los Angeles during filming, which is scheduled for Sept. 12 to Jan. 20. No casting information has been announced.

Alert, described in a Fox press release as “a character-driven police procedural – will focus on officer Nikki Parker (Ramirez), who joins the LAMPU after her son goes missing. Six years later, her ex-husband Devon Zoellner (Caan) shows up with a photo of someone who could be their missing son.

Fox said the series will feature “a heart-pounding, life-or-death search for a missing person in each episode, that runs alongside Nikki and Devon’s quest to find out the truth about the person claiming to be their long-lost son.”

Montreal is already home to the hit CBS comedy series Ghosts, which shoots its sophomore season until December, and the Toronto-set drama Transplant, which returns to CTV for a third season. The city also recently hosted production of the new drama series Graymail, which arrives on Netflix later this year.

This post has been updated since it was first published.