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 24 episodes, 2017-2020
Karine Vanasse ...  Lise Delorme 24 episodes, 2017-2020
Kristen Thomson ...  Noelle Dyson 24 episodes, 2017-2020
Glen Gould ...  Detective Jerry Commanda / ... 21 episodes, 2017-2020
James Downing ...  Detective McLeod 21 episodes, 2017-2020
Deborah Hay ...  Catherine Cardinal 17 episodes, 2017-2019
Zach Smadu ...  Detective Ash Kular 16 episodes, 2018-2020
Eric Hicks ...  Constable Derek Fox / ... 16 episodes, 2017-2020
Alanna Bale ...  Kelly Cardinal 15 episodes, 2017-2020
Alden Adair ...  Josh 10 episodes, 2017-2020


Cardinal is a Canadian crime drama television series, currently in production for a scheduled debut on CTV in the 2016-2017. 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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The show is set slightly 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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Cool Canucks
25 January 2017 | by jc-999-591106See all my reviews

The characters and situations seem real and interesting.

Cardinal is a guy with a lot of issues and secrets, there are 50 degrees of grey to this guy.

The show feels Canadian, from the snow covered streets to the remote tree lined roads.

I really enjoyed the first episode and wonder if the show will continue to build interest for me. The politics of the police department feel uncontrived and realistic too.

Cardinal's new partner is initially uncertain of Cardinal and he of she. It seems like they might develop a good or trusting relationship but there are many things going against this outcome. It will be interesting to see the relationship develop as the characters are both smart and strongly independent.

A potentially very interesting show that is truly Canadian.

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16 June 2017 (USA) See more »

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