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Brooke Nevin cracks Cracked for season two on CBC

- September 26th, 2013

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There are criminals, and then there are complex criminals, according to Brooke Nevin of Cracked.

“Certainly people who have mental issues represent a particular sort of criminality, more complicated than your run-of-the-mill burglar,” Nevin says. And exploring those nuances is exactly what her new character does in the second season of Cracked, which debuts Monday, Sept. 30 on CBC.

Cracked stars David Sutcliffe (pictured above right) as Detective Aidan Black, who himself is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. Nevin (above left) – a Canadian actress who you’ll recall from her regular roles on Breakout Kings and Call Me Fitz, as well as tons of episodic TV work in Canada and the U.S. – joins Cracked as Dr. Clara Malone, a new member of the psych-crimes team.

It’s not as if Dr. Malone applies for the job in a direct way. A crime at the facility where she’s working first puts her into contact with Det. Black, and it becomes clear she might have a liking for this line of work.

“I join the psych-crimes unit as a new forensic psychiatrist, so I lend my knowledge and expertise, not coming from a cop background, but from a very medically based background, and also having dealt with some criminals in the past,” Nevin explains.

“What I love about Cracked is, it’s a procedural, but it’s still very human-based. We’re not dealing only with the inhumanity of psychotic killers and sociopaths and some of the darker aspects. It’s bringing to light the grey areas that occur when people with mental illness are thrust into situations that are crisis points.”

Of course, everyone has dealt with some sort of trauma in their lives.

“But where trauma begins and ends is, how much do you keep on the inside?” Nevin observes.

Whoa. Deep. Nothing Cracked about logic like that.

Bill.harris@sunmedia.ca

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1 comment

  1. Janet Troughton | October 3, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    Season one was great,….I am not so sure about season two as I liked the complexity of ‘Danielle’”s character…new female lead seems bland but I have only seen one episode. Hope it gets better as I found Danielle compelling. Keep the dark side.

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