About the Show

Unlike anything you’ve ever seen before, TRICKSTER (6x60) is based on the best-selling novel Son of a Trickster by Eden Robinson. Starring newcomer Joel Oulette, this unique series is created by award-winning filmmaker Michelle Latimer (RISE, Nuuca) and Tony Elliott (Orphan Black). Latimer also directed all six episodes. 

Oulette plays Jared, an Indigenous teen struggling to keep his dysfunctional family above water, holding down an after-school job and selling ecstasy to support his partying mom, Maggie (Crystle Lightning), who self-medicates an undiagnosed mental illness, and his unemployable dad, Phil (Craig Lauzon) and his new girlfriend. But when Jared starts seeing strange things — talking ravens, doppelgängers, skin monsters— his already chaotic life is turned upside down. Additional cast includes Kalani Queypo (Jamestown), Anna Lambe (The Grizzlies), Joel Thomas Hynes (Little Dog), Gail Maurice (Cardinal) and Georgina Lightning (Blackstone).

A CBC original series, TRICKSTER is produced by Streel Films and Sienna Films. Executive Producers are Streel Films’ Michelle Latimer, Tony Elliott, Sienna Films’ Jennifer Kawaja and Julia Sereny. Co-Executive Producer is Penny Gummerson. Michelle Latimer directs all six episodes. For CBC, Sally Catto is General Manager, Entertainment, Factual & Sports; Trish Williams is Executive Director, Scripted Content; Helen Asimakis is Senior Director, Scripted Content; and Melanie Hadley is Executive in Charge of Production. Abacus Media Rights handles international sales.

Program Name

Trickster

Program Type

Television Show

Appears On

CBC

Genre

Scripted

Schedule

Premieres Fall 2020

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Press Releases

CASTING ANNOUNCED AS CBC ORIGINAL SERIES TRICKSTER BEGINS PRODUCTION

CASTING ANNOUNCED AS CBC ORIGINAL SERIES TRICKSTER BEGINS PRODUCTION

With production now underway in North Bay, Ontario, Sienna Films and Streel Films announce casting for new CBC original series TRICKSTER (6x60), coming to CBC and the free CBC Gem streaming service in 2020. Read More »

Program Name

Trickster

Program Type

Television Show

Appears On

CBC

Genre

Scripted

Schedule

Premieres Fall 2020

Bios

No related Bios.