Herstoric Night at Surrey City Hall Celebrates New Made-in-Surrey CBC Series

The world premiere of Allegiance, the made-in-Surrey police drama TV show from CBC, was held on February 6th at Surrey City Hall in Surrey BC. Created by Anar Ali, with showrunners Mark Ellis and Stephanie Morgenstern at the helm, the new TV show stars Sikh Punjabi Canadian actor Supinder Wraich who plays a rookie police officer in Surrey who must grapple with the limits of the justice system as she fights to exonerate her politician father after he’s been arrested. The new TV show, which was shot and is set in Surrey, focuses on identity and belonging, policing and politics, and finding truth within the heart of a flawed justice system. It’s the story of a young Sikh Punjabi Canadian woman in Surrey caught between her allegiance to her flag, to her badge, and to her family. Present on the occasion was Surrey Mayor Brenda Locke, Honourable Lana Popham, BC Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture & Sport, Prem Gill, Creative BC CEO, CBC/Radio-Canada President Catherine Tait, Jinny Sims, MLA for Surrey-Panorama, many of the Surrey City Council members, and a who’s who of Metro Vancouver’s South Asian community.

The premiere was held by CBC, Lark Productions and iSAFF.

Allegiance premiered on February 7; new episodes will be available to watch every Wednesday on the free CBC Gem streaming platform and at 9pm on CBC TV https://gem.cbc.ca/allegiance