Cardinal struggles to right past wrongs that could derail his investigation and end his career, as the case grows more violent and twisted, and the clock ticks down on the killer's next victim.
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Series cast summary:
Billy Campbell ...  John Cardinal 18 episodes, 2017-2018
Karine Vanasse ...  Lise Delorme / ... 18 episodes, 2017-2018
Glen Gould ...  Detective Jerry Commanda / ... 17 episodes, 2017-2018
Eric Hicks ...  Constable Fox / ... 14 episodes, 2017-2018
Kristen Thomson ...  Noelle Dyson 12 episodes, 2017-2018
Deborah Hay ...  Catherine Cardinal 12 episodes, 2017-2018
Alanna Bale ...  Kelly Cardinal 10 episodes, 2017-2018
David Richmond-Peck ...  Malcolm Musgrave 9 episodes, 2017-2018
James Downing ...  Detective McLeod 9 episodes, 2017-2018
Zach Smadu ...  Detective Ash Kular 9 episodes, 2018


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.

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Release Date:

16 June 2017 (USA) See more »

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Cardinal: Blackfly Season See more »

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Sudbury, Ontario, Canada See more »

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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 »

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High-ranking Canadian TV from Top Notch Novel
2 February 2017 | by jwaggeSee all my reviews

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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