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Cardinal 

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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Billy Campbell ...  John Cardinal 20 episodes, 2017-2020
Karine Vanasse ...  Lise Delorme / ... 20 episodes, 2017-2020
Kristen Thomson ...  Noelle Dyson 18 episodes, 2017-2019
Glen Gould ...  Detective Jerry Commanda / ... 18 episodes, 2017-2020
Eric Hicks ...  Constable Fox / ... 16 episodes, 2017-2020
Deborah Hay ...  Catherine Cardinal 12 episodes, 2017-2018
Zach Smadu ...  Detective Ash Kular 11 episodes, 2018-2019
Alanna Bale ...  Kelly Cardinal 10 episodes, 2017-2019
David Richmond-Peck ...  Malcolm Musgrave 9 episodes, 2017-2018
James Downing ...  Detective McLeod 9 episodes, 2017-2018
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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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16 June 2017 (USA) See more »

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Sudbury, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Based on the first of the 'Cardinal' series by Giles Blunt. See more »

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We have a serial killer amongst us...a repeater as John Cardinal would say
26 January 2017 | by Ed-ShullivanSee all my reviews

We have a serial killer loose who is killing young girls and boys in various ways so the serial killer's method of operation is still not clear. Lead detective John Cardinal (Billy Campbell) believes this serial killer stalks his victims and when the opportunity presents itself the killer strikes. Not much else is known about the serial killer mainly because the only one who believes there is a repeater (serial killer) loose is detective Cardinal. He is like a dog with a bone who will not let go that a serial killer is loose in their northern township somewhere in the Canadian province of Ontario.

Detective Cardinal seems to prefer to work alone but when his superior Noelle Dyson (Kristen Thomson) assigns a recent new hire to the precinct, a young female detective Lisa Delorme (Karine Vanasse), Cardinal makes it clear to her that he does not need a lap dog, and diverts her attention to another case he was working which was trying to catch a thief who breaks into peoples homes after the homeowners had just purchased a high end priced electronic such as a microwave oven or a flat screen television.

This 6 episode mini-series is dark, moody with a cast that shines. Lead actor Billy Campbell is a perfect fit to play detective John Cardinal on the hunt for what he calls a repeater, and what we normally refer to as a serial killer. My only complaint is that the six (6) 60 minute episodes should have been extended to three (3) 120 minutes so we wouldn't have to wait six weeks to see how the series ends. So far it has been great!


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