11 user 1 critic
Fortunate Son is about espionage, political activism and love, loyalty and healing.


Jessalyn Dennis
4,133 ( 109)






Series cast summary:
Darren Mann ...  Travis Hunter 8 episodes, 2020
Zoé De Grand Maison ...  Destiny 8 episodes, 2020
Matthew Edison 8 episodes, 2020
Patrick Gallagher 8 episodes, 2020
Kari Matchett 8 episodes, 2020
Stephen Moyer 8 episodes, 2020
Alexandre Nachi 8 episodes, 2020
Ty Olsson 8 episodes, 2020
Rick Roberts 8 episodes, 2020
Kacey Rohl ...  Ellen Howard 8 episodes, 2020
Dylan Taylor ...  Chief Kelly 8 episodes, 2020
Victor Andres Turgeon-Trelles 8 episodes, 2020
Roger LeBlanc Roger LeBlanc 7 episodes, 2020
Sage Kitchen ...  Brigitte 4 episodes, 2020
Duncan Alexander ...  The Russian 3 episodes, 2020
Liana Shannon ...  Mrs. Montgomery 3 episodes, 2020
Linda Kee ...  Doris Yang 2 episodes, 2020
Bud Klasky ...  Bar Patron 2 episodes, 2020
Kristopher Turner ...  Anthony Triskin 2 episodes, 2020
Learn more

More Like This 

Transplant (TV Series 2020)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

An ER doctor, who fled his native Syria to come to Canada, must overcome numerous obstacles to resume a career in the high stakes world of emergency medicine.

Stars: Kenny Wong, Hamza Haq, Laurence Leboeuf
Tommy (TV Series 2020)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A former high-ranking NYPD officer becomes the first female Chief of Police in Los Angeles.

Stars: Olivia Lucy Phillip, Edie Falco, Michael Chernus
Nurses (TV Series 2019)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

The series follows five young nurses working on the frontlines of St.Mary's hospital dedicating their lives to helping others, while figuring out how to help themselves.

Stars: Tiera Skovbye, Natasha Calis, Jordan Johnson-Hinds
Deputy (TV Series 2020)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Deputy Bill Hollister, a career lawman who is very comfortable kicking down doors, but is utterly lost in a staff meeting, becomes acting sheriff of Los Angeles County when the sheriff drops dead.

Stars: Stephen Dorff, Yara Martinez, Brian Van Holt
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A retired forensic criminologist teams up with an ambitious young detective to help capture some of the most dangerous criminals in America.

Stars: Russell Hornsby, Arielle Kebbel, Roslyn Ruff
FBI: Most Wanted (TV Series 2020)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

It follows the division of the FBI tasked with tracking and capturing the notorious criminals on the FBI's Most Wanted list.

Stars: YaYa Gosselin, Julian McMahon, Kellan Lutz
Tribal (TV Series 2020)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

The controversial new Chief of Tribal Police is forced to partner with a big-city cop amid allegations of corruption from the federal government.

Stars: Jessica Matten, Brian Markinson, Adam MacDonald
Baghdad Central (TV Series 2020)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Following the fall of Saddam Hussein, former police inspector Muhsin al-Khafaji has lost virtually everything. He searches for one of the few things remaining in his life, his missing estranged elder daughter.

Stars: Waleed Zuaiter, Corey Stoll, Bertie Carvel
The Gloaming II (TV Series 2020)
Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

When an unidentified woman is found brutally murdered, Detective Molly McGee teams up with fellow cop, Alex O'Connell, with whom she shares a tragic past, to solve the crime.

Stars: Emma Booth, Ewen Leslie, Aaron Pedersen
Briarpatch (TV Series 2019)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

An investigator returns home to solve the death of her sister from a car-bombing. The search for a killer unravels a system of corruption in her small border town.

Stars: Rosario Dawson, Jay R. Ferguson, Edi Gathegi
Coroner (TV Series 2019)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A newly appointed coroner investigates a string of mysterious deaths in Toronto.

Stars: Tamara Podemski, Serinda Swan, Ehren Kassam
Belgravia (TV Series 2020)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

It follows events decades later when the emerging nouveau riche, including the Trenchard family, rub shoulders with London's established upper classes, and when secrets from the past threaten to emerge.

Stars: Tamsin Greig, Philip Glenister, Harriet Walter




Fortunate Son is about espionage, political activism and love, loyalty and healing.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Drama | Thriller

User Reviews

Great Acting but this CBC series lacks Cancon
13 January 2020 | by EilisNiGhliasainSee all my reviews

So this is an example of a 2020 style of CBC television dramatic programming. Titles that indicate Blaine, Washington but Ladner Canada. (Even "The X-Files" producers saw fit to indicate provinces on place names). And it's not just Éilís and "her views." A lot of Canadians find this practice belittling. It makes us feel like we live in Asia rather than next door. Also, it's pretty pathetic if Americans fail to locate British Columbia on a map. It takes a millisecond for Canadians to find California in the same game. Additionally, most of the scenes and historical references in the first episode encompass the US rather than the country - Canada, hello -where the action takes place. Hide any Canadian references as much as possible. Ensure that your program caters to the American market at all costs. Even if your funding comes from another source (the Canadian government). The Prime Minister of Canada in 1968 - the year "Fortunate Son" occurs - certainly had a different cultural mindset and policy than the one in power now. Apart from their relationship.

Despite all, "The Globe and Mail"' describes this new CBC series as "solid if unsubtle entertainment." And well known Canadian actress Kari Matchett headlines the show. From all accounts, she is the star; deservedly, as "Fortunate Son" focuses on Ms Matchett's character Ruby who transports Vietnam War draft dodgers across the Canada-US border. Family turmoil ensues as a result of her activism. Ms Matchett gives a powerful performance. Rick Roberts plays her husband Ted. He's great, too. Now streaming on CBC Gem. Or is it NBC Universal? Because the latter appears to call the shots.

Note: This review also appears on one of the author's "lists."

7 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 11 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »






Release Date:

8 January 2020 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Fortunate Son See more »

Filming Locations:

Calgary, Alberta, Canada See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Recently Viewed