Production is currently underway for the upcoming Canadian psychological/crime drama Endgame, which was created and showrunned by Avrum Jacobson (Republic of Doyle), in Vancouver. The TV series will premiere in Canada in spring 2011 on Showcase, a cable network, and will be distributed outside of North America by Endemol Group.
The story is centred on a Russian chess champion, Arkady Balagan (Shawn Doyle). Because he's traumatized by the murder of his fiancée, Balagan no longer wants to step outside his hotel room in Vancouver. In order to pay his bill, Balagan decides to solve difficult crime cases or other problems that baffle the Vancouver police without leaving his hotel.
Besides Doyle, the show also stars Torrance Coombs (The Tudors), Patrick Gallagher (True Blood), Kate Isabelle (The Good Wife), Carmen Aguerre (Da Vinci’s Inquest) and Melanie Papilia (Intelligence).