Pure takes us deep inside a secretive subculture through the eyes of a conflicted, good-hearted man trying to protect his family and preserve his faith. Based on true events, Pure is the journey of Noah Funk, a newly elected Mennonite pastor determined to rid his community of the scourge of drugs and its ties to a smuggling alliance with Mexican cocaine cartels. Just when he thinks he's won, Funk is propelled into a ruthless cycle of violence, greed, and betrayal.
Season 2 of Pure thrusts us back into the world of the Mennonite Mob a year after the death of kingpin Eli Voss. Abandoned by her husband Noah, excommunicated by her church, Anna and her children eke out a living in the godless world of the Auslanders. Determined to re-open the Mennonite drug pipeline, a fixer for a Mexican cartel arrives with an offer Anna can’t refuse. Meanwhile, a guilt-ridden Noah gets a chance at redemption when an ambitious young police forensic accountant hunts him down with an offer of her own: help take down a criminal enterprise—or put Noah and Anna in prison for their past crimes.
The series stars Ryan Robbins (Arrow, Continuum, The Killing), Alex Paxton-Beesley (Murdoch Mysteries, Copper), A.J. Buckley (CSI: NY, Justified, Narcos), Peter Outerbridge (Orphan Black, Bomb Girls, ReGenesis), and Oscar® and Golden Globe® nominee Rosie Perez (White Men Can’t Jump, Fearless).
Pure is created and written by Michael Amo (The Listener) and directed by Ken Girotti (Orphan Black, Vikings). The executive producers are Michael Amo, Brett Burlock, Peter Emerson, Ken Girotti, and David MacLeod.
Season 1: Two East Productions and Cineflix for CBC (Canada)
Season 2: Two East Productions and Cineflix for Super Channel (Canada), CBC (Canada), WGN America, and Hulu
Canadian Screen Awards 2018, Best Drama Series, Best Direction, and Best Original Music (Fiction) nominations
Ratings & Press
Ratings: Pure premiered #1 in its timeslot and more than doubled the average audience of the series that it replaced.
When it launched in 2016, Pure was CBC’s top-rated new drama.
Press: “Fascinating... intense... gripping... a tightly drawn crime drama” - The Globe & Mail
“The dialed-back stillness in Robbins’ performance…[is] some of his best work yet as his character navigates his own personal hell.” - Toronto Star