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The Trickster

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The Trickster is based on the best-selling novel “Son of a Trickster” by Eden Robinson. The Trickster is coming to CBC and the free CBC Gem streaming service on 2020.

The series stars Joel Oulette as Jared, an Indigenous teen struggling to to keep his dysfunctional family above water. Jared holds down an after-school job and sells ecstasy to support his partying mom, Maggie (Crystle Lightning), who self-medicates an undiagnosed mental illness, and his unemployable dad, Phil (Craig Lauzon) and his new girlfriend. Jared starts seeing strange things like talking ravens, doppelgängers, skin monsters that makes his already chaotic life upside down. At first, he thinks he’s losing his mind, but to his relief and terror, the supernatural events are all too real.  This is Indigenous Gothic – spirits, ancient magic, deadly rights of passage – in a coming of age story unlike you’ve ever seen.

Also starring Kalani Queypo(Jamestown), Anna Lambe(The Grizzlies), Joel Thomas Hynes (Little Dog), Gail Maurice (Cardinal) and Georgina Lightning (Blackstone).

The Trickster is created by award-winning filmmaker Michelle Latimer (RISE, Nuuca) and Tony Elliott (Orphan Black). Latimer will also direct all six episodes.


Sienna Films, Streel Films