(Burbank, CA): Chrysler Dodge has jumped into the highly anticipated show, “Venice 13,” and agreed to provide vehicles in many aspects of the show. The one-hour crime drama, currently shooting in Los Angeles, CA, tells the true story of the highly successful undercover precinct 13 in Venice California. “We are very enthusiastic about the integration of Dodge and Chrysler into the show,” notes Executive Producer Bob Bekian. “Dodge has a brand that is very popular in the demographic that the show speaks to, and the vehicles being incorporated into the show are exciting.”
The Dodge Challenger and Charger SRT8 will both be featured as prominent “Hero Cars” and the Dodge sprinter van is converted into a high-tech mobile crime lab. “We modified the performance on the Challenger to increase the horsepower and add some Hollywood tricks,” Bekian adds.
Based on a true story, Precinct 13 in Venice has been very successful in bringing down several criminal operations in L.A. including a well publicized infiltration and apprehension of an Al-Qaeda cell which was planning on shooting down airplanes at LAX. The Precinct is a division of the National Terrorism Advisory System and is integrated with most of the major United States law enforcement agencies. Precinct 13 is known as very effective, and highly secretive unit consisting of agents work deep undercover often for several months before apprehending their target. “The fact the Dodge is willing to provide the vehicles in the show helps to legitimize the project, and we are very happy about the co-branding agreement,” added JoJo Ryder, Co -Executive Producer.