Syfy UK Picks Up Canadian Supernatural Drama ‘Trickster’

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17 Sep 20

Syfy UK Picks Up Canadian Supernatural Drama ‘Trickster’

In a deal with Abacus Media Rights, Syfy UK has picked up the upcoming Canadian Supernatural drama Trickster, based on the best-selling novel Son of a Trickster by Eden Robinson it has been announced (check out the trailer below).

The series stars newcomer Joel Oulette as Jared, an Indigenous teen struggling to keep his dysfunctional family above water, holding down an after-school job and selling ecstasy to support his partying mom, Maggie (Crystle Lightning – ‘Outlander’, ‘Yellowstone’), who self-medicates an undiagnosed mental illness, and his unemployable dad, Phil (Craig Lauzon – ‘Beyblade’, ‘Royal Canadian Air Farce’) and his new girlfriend. But when Jared starts seeing strange things – talking ravens, doppelgängers, skin monsters – his already chaotic life is turned upside down.

Additional cast includes Kalani Queypo (‘Jamestown’), Anna Lambe (‘The Grizzlies’), Joel Thomas Hynes (‘Little Dog’), Gail Maurice (‘Cardinal’) and Georgina Lightning (‘Blackstone’).

The series is created by award-winning filmmaker Michelle Latimer (‘Rise’, ‘Nuuca’, ‘Burden of Truth’) and Tony Elliott (‘Orphan Black’, ‘Hunters’). Latimer also directed all six episodes.

‘Trickster’ is produced by Streel Films and Sienna Films. Executive Producers are Streel Films’ Michelle Latimer, Tony Elliott, Sienna Films’ Jennifer Kawaja and Julia Sereny. Co-Executive Producer is Penny Gummerson. Michelle Latimer directs all six episodes. For CBC, Sally Catto is General Manager, Entertainment, Factual & Sports; Trish Williams is Executive Director, Scripted Content; Helen Asimakis is Senior Director, Scripted Content; and Melanie Hadley is Executive in Charge of Production. Abacus Media Rights handles international sales.

Trickster‘ Season 1 is due to premiere “Fall” 2020 on CBC in Canada, so we don’t have a UK premiere date yet, but it will obviously be after that! In the meantime, check out the trailer below!