CTV announced Monday it has acquired the action-fueled drama "Drive", co-starring Canadian actors Kristin Lehman and Nathan Fillion.

The high-octane drama follows a diverse group of strangers who have joined an intense and twisted cross-country competition known as "The Race." CTV has scheduled a special two-hour series premiere this Friday, April 13 at 8 p.m. on CTV.

"Drive" follows a group of people driving for their lives (or the lives of their loved ones) in a sinister race across America. Some of them have been coerced into joining "The Race" while others have sought out The Race themselves upon hearing rumors of a $32 Million grand prize. Each person has their own reason for competing and needing to be the one to ultimately win.

Among the varied racers in "Drive" are: a man thrust into The Race in an effort to find his missing wife; a single mother competing under great strain - or possibly something much more strange; a buttoned-down scientist and his rebellious 15-year-old daughter; two brothers in a stolen, pimped-out Caddy that carries secrets of its own; and a gorgeous and mysterious female stowaway who may well hold the key to the secrets of The Race.

When no one is told whom they're racing against, or even where the finish line is, anything is possible in "Drive". With each mile clocked, the drivers get closer, not only to the finish line and a critical life-changing victory, but to understanding the mystery behind The Race itself.

"Drive" stars Canadians Kristin Lehman (Prison Break, Judging Amy) as Corinna and Nathan Fillion (Lost, Firefly) as Alex.

Also starring are Taryn Manning (Hustle & Flow, 8 Mile) as Ivy, Dylan Baker (Spider Man 3) as John, Michael Hyatt (The Wire) as Susan, Rochelle Aytes (Madea's Family Reunion) as Leigh, Emma Stone (Malcolm in the Middle) as Violet, Melanie Lynskey (Flags of Our Fathers) as Wendy, Kevin Alejandro (Ugly Betty) as Winston, JD Pardo (CSI: Miami) as Sean, Mircea Monroe (The Ulitmate Gift, The Contract) as Ellie and Riley Smith (Eight Legged Freaks, Not Another Teen Movie) as Rob.

"Drive" was created and executive-produced by Tim Minear (The Inside, Wonderfalls) and Ben Queen. Greg Yaitanes (Grey's Anatomy, Prison Break) directed and executive-produced the pilot.