Jared is an Indigenous teen struggling to keep his dysfunctional family above water. When he starts seeing strange things - talking ravens, doppelgängers, skin monsters - his already chaotic life is turned upside down.
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Series cast summary:
Joel Oulette ...  Jared 6 episodes, 2020
Crystle Lightning ...  Maggie 6 episodes, 2020
Kalani Queypo ...  Wade 6 episodes, 2020
Anna Lambe ...  Sarah 6 episodes, 2020
Nathan Alexis ...  Crashpad 6 episodes, 2020
Craig Lauzon ...  Phil 6 episodes, 2020
Gail Maurice ...  Georgina 5 episodes, 2020
Joel Thomas Hynes ...  Richie 5 episodes, 2020
Kirsten Johnson ...  Edna 5 episodes, 2020
Darren Hynes Darren Hynes ...  Albert 5 episodes, 2020
Mark Camacho ...  Tony 5 episodes, 2020
Georgina Lightning ...  Sophia 4 episodes, 2020
Andrea Ciacci ...  Skinless Ancient 4 episodes, 2020
Griffin Powell-Arcand ...  Dylan 3 episodes, 2020
Bianca Nugara Bianca Nugara ...  Ebony 3 episodes, 2020
Rebekah Manella Rebekah Manella ...  Diner Server / ... 2 episodes, 2020
Ziibiwan Ziibiwan ...  Gothic Peter 2 episodes, 2020
Jamie Spilchuk ...  Mr. White 2 episodes, 2020
Danny VanZandwyk Danny VanZandwyk ...  Randi 2 episodes, 2020
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Described as a "darkly humorous coming-of-age story," The Trickster is a supernatural thriller that follows an Indigenous teen named Jared who struggles to keep his family afloat when a stranger named Wade ruptures the balance. "What begins as an unnerving slow burn of strange events in Jared's already-messy life crescendos to an epic clash of magic, monsters and mayhem," said the CBC in a press release.

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Drama | Fantasy | Mystery

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Trickster premiered on Canada's CBC back in October 2020 and scored an early Season 2 renewal before premiering on The CW on January 12, 2021, but TVLine reported two weeks later that CBC cancelled the series after controversy surrounding co-creator and director Michelle Latimer, who falsely claimed to be Indigenous for 20 years. A representative from CBC addressed the decision to cancel in a statement, saying: "We have had many conversations over the last few weeks with a view to continuing production on a second season of Trickster. Those conversations included producers, writers, actors, and the author of the books on which Trickster is based. Fully respecting everyone's perspective, season two will not move forward as planned unfortunately." See more »

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Hidden gem
29 December 2020 | by egy_flameSee all my reviews

I was really surprised about how good this was. Sparked my interest straight away - the supernatural stuff wasn't too fantastical- you could almost believe the being existed. This also gave some info on indigenous peoples modern way of life living in the UK and being so far removed from the modern day reality it was interested and sparked me to read up a bit on it.


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12 January 2021 (USA) See more »

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North Bay, Ontario, Canada See more »

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