Syfy UK Sets November Premiere Date For Canadian Supernatural Drama ‘Trickster’
Syfy UK has set a November premiere date for the Canadian supernatural drama ‘Trickster‘ the broadcaster has announced.
Based on the best-selling novel Son of a Trickster by Eden Robinson, 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 premieres Monday, 23rd November 2020 at 9pm on Syfy UK. If you’re in the USA, The CW has picked up the drama to premiere January 12, 2021, at 9pm. The series began airing in it’s native Canada on CBC from October 7, 2020.
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