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A cat-and-mouse series with a twist on the everyday whodunit, "Motive" centers on Angie Flynn (Kristin Lehman, "The Killing"), a detective on a backwards chase for clues to a killer that has already been revealed to viewers. The series, filmed in Vancouver, is an unconventional way to watch a crime unfold. Each episode begins by revealing to the audience, not only the victim, but the killer as well. The homicide detective then begins to piece together clues. How did they do it? How are the victim and killer connected? WhatÂ’'s the motive? As the mystery unfolds, the audience navigates the twisted and complicated maze of each murder and solves the puzzle alongside Det. Flynn and her team.


  • Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
  • Rating: 7.9 (18 votes)
  • Runtime: 45 minutes
  • Status: Ended
  • Years: 2013 - 2016
  • Episodes per season: 13
  • Network: CTV


Motive - season 1

Season 1 (2013)

Rating: 7.6
Motive - season 2

Season 2 (2014)

Rating: 8.0
Motive - season 3

Season 3 (2015)

Rating: 7.8
Motive - season 4

Season 4 (2016)

Rating: 3.3

Characters and Actors

Kristin Lehman as Det. Angie Flynn in Motive

Det. Angie Flynn

Actor: Kristin Lehman
Also in: Altered Carbon
Louis Ferreira as Det. Oscar Vega in Motive

Det. Oscar Vega

Actor: Louis Ferreira
Lauren Holly as Dr. Betty Rogers in Motive

Dr. Betty Rogers

Actor: Lauren Holly
Also in: Picket Fences, NCIS
Brendan Penny as Det. Brian Lucas in Motive

Det. Brian Lucas

Actor: Brendan Penny
Warren Christie as Sgt. Mark Cross in Motive

Sgt. Mark Cross

Actor: Warren Christie
Also in: Alphas
Valerie Tian as Wendy Sung in Motive

Wendy Sung

Actor: Valerie Tian
Cameron Bright as Manny Flynn in Motive

Manny Flynn

Actor: Cameron Bright
Roger R. Cross as Staff Sgt. Boyd Bloom in Motive

Staff Sgt. Boyd Bloom

Actor: Roger R. Cross
Also in: 24, Continuum, The Strain, Dark Matter