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CBC's Trickster to make its world premiere this September at TIFF

TIFF 2020 has announced their line-up includes the highly-anticipated TV series, Trickster.

TIFF 2020 has announced their line-up includes the highly-anticipated Trickster.

Joel Oulette and Kalani Queypo in CBC's Trickster. (CBC)

CBC is launching Michelle Latimer's much-anticipated Trickster, an adaptation of author Eden Robinson's Indigenous supernatural trilogy starring at TIFF this September.

The other-worldly series coming to CBC and CBC Gem stars newcomer Joel Oulette as Jared, an Indigenous teen struggling to keep his dysfunctional family above water. He holds down an after-school job and sells ecstasy to support his partying mom, Maggie (Crystle Lightning), who self-medicates an undiagnosed mental illness, and his unemployable dad, Phil (Craig Lauzon). 

But when Jared starts seeing strange things, his already chaotic life is turned upside down.

Watch the official trailer for Trickster:

Official Trailer for CBC Gem's Trickster 1:57

Trickster has received a lot of excitement since the trailer was released last week.

Trickster will premiere with TIFF's full slate of films as physical, socially distanced screenings such as drive-ins and outdoor experiences that take them beyond the movie theatre. It will also be available to stream for free on CBC Gem. 

The 45th Toronto International Film Festival runs September 10 to 19, 2020. For additional information visit tiff.net/festival.

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