Pure takes us deep inside a closed, secretive subculture through the eyes of a conflicted, good-hearted man trying to protect his family and preserve his faith. Inspired by true events, Pure is the journey of Noah Funk, a newly-elected Mennonite pastor, who is determined to rid his community of drug traffickers by betraying a fellow Mennonite to the police. But just when he thinks he's won, he’s thrust headlong into a desperate world of violence, greed and betrayal.
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).
Commissioned by the CBC and produced by Two East Productions and Cineflix, 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.
Ratings & Press
Ratings: PURE premiered #1 in its timeslot with over a million viewers and remained in the top 3 programs throughout its first season run.
PURE is CBC’s top-rated new drama and more than doubled the ratings of the previous program in the timeslot.
More than 20% of PURE’s audience record and then playback the episode in the same week.
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