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Cardinal 

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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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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
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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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Filmed in Sudbury, North Bay and Whitefish First Nation, Ontario. See more »

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Not for action fans, good for gritty detective drama
8 February 2017 | by keithm-18See all my reviews

The show may come across as plodding to people expecting an action series with a Hannibal Lector-like serial killer, but the show is a character-driven drama featuring a cast of flawed people very reminiscent of "Nordic Noir" shows such as "Wallander", but very unapologetic Canadian very with very good sense of place. Algonquin Bay on the show, and in the original novels, is quite clearly North Bay, Ontario in all but name (many of the same street names, located between the same lakes, and geographically in the same location), and the show, as with the novels, touches on the mix of English, French, and First Nations groups that form the culture of the area. And anyone who has lived in communities in northern Canada can sympathize with water lines freezing.

Billy Campbell does good work playing the troubled, but very good detective Cardinal, while Karinne Vanasse plays his partner Lise Delorme --also from the novels, lest people think they were casting a French-Canadian actress simply as a token--as equally competent, if not as experienced. The dynamic between is certainly not a copy of the Holmes-Watson relationship that people might be tempted to assume it is, and the pair do a very good job of portraying a detective paired up with a partner who is just as good as he is.

Overall, a very engrossing series again, as long as you aren't expecting shootouts or a serial killer leaving taunting clues.


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