Cardinal is a Canadian crime drama television series, currently in production for a scheduled debut on CTV in the 2016-17. An adaptation of Giles Blunt's award-winning mystery novel Forty Words for Sorrow, the series stars Billy Campbell as John Cardinal and Karine Vanasse as Lise Delorme, detectives investigating the murder of a young girl.
The show is filmed in the future. On episode 5 (Cardinal: Keith (2017)), when Lise (Karine Vanasse) is watching surveillance footage of a Motel security camera, the date stamp is of March 17, 2017, when the show aired on Feb 25th, 2017. See more »
As a loyal fan of the Giles Blunt "Cardinal" book series, I can say I was delighted to learn they were headed for the screen. It is always a great concern when one has loved the books that the screened adaptations be faithful - and tho I know it is impossible for every page to be represented, the reader is usually the most critical viewer. That being said, I am happy with the show so far to the point that I am hoping there will be other 6-part TV series to represent the 5 (so far), Giles Blunt, remaining Cardinal books. Many proud Canadian moments for me: great Canadian fiction, represented in great Canadian TV, with many great Canadian actors...Canadian TV has come of age!
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