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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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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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JCardinal Productions See more »
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Jonathan Keltz (Kevin) & Bruce Ramsay (Ray) previously worked together on episode 2.11, Reign: Getaway (2015), of Reign (2013) as Leith Bayard & Cardinal Perazzo respectively. See more »

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Excellent depiction of the John Cardinal books by Giles Blunt
15 February 2017 | by imcross-94206See all my reviews

I've seen 3 episodes so far. Actually the Algonquins were in this area, which was disputed in a different review. They were and remain very much in the North Bay region, which is where the fictional Algonquin Bay is based on. The role of Lise Delorm played by Karine Vanasse is spot on in my opinion. The Giles Blunt books depict Lise as French Canadian and again to dispute an earlier review, many of the northern Ontario towns are french or half-french - Mattawa near North Bay for instance. So it is not really a stretch as suggested. I've read all the John Cardinal books and I think the casting is excellent. I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of the series before submitting a review, but the landscape captured in the series evokes the mood of the book very well.

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