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, Funk is 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.
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 garnered over one million viewers.
Pure more than doubled the average audience of the series that it was replacing in its timeslot.
Pure was the CBC’s top-rated new drama when it launched in 2016.
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