Trickster

 

TRICKSTER”

Tuesdays (9:00 p.m. ET) on The CW

 

 The CW’s new drama TRICKSTER, based on the bestselling trilogy of novels by Eden Robinson, tells the story of the Indigenous Gothic, spirits, ancient magic, deadly rites of passage in a coming of age story unlike any you’ve ever seen. 

 

Jared (Joel Oulette) is an Indigenous teen struggling to keep his dysfunctional family above water. Jared holds down an after-school job and cooks ecstasy on the side to support his separated parents: partying mom Maggie (Crystle Lightning), who self-medicates an undiagnosed mental illness, and unemployable dad Phil (Craig Lauzon), who has a painkiller addiction and a new girlfriend. But when Jared starts seeing strange things – talking ravens, doppelgängers, skin monsters – his already chaotic life is turned upside down. At first, he thinks he’s losing his mind, but to his relief, and terror, the supernatural events surrounding him are all too real.  There is more than meets the eye to the place Jared grew up, the people he loves – and to Jared himself.

 

Rounding out the TRICKSTER cast are Kalani Queypo as Wade, Anna Lambe as Sarah, Nathan Alexis as Crashpad, Joel Thomas Hynes as Richie, Gail Maurice as Georgina and as Georgina Lightning as Sophia.

 

A CBC Original, TRICKSTER is a Sienna Films/Streel Films production, executive produced by co-creators Michelle Latimer (“RISE”) and Tony Elliott (“Orphan Black”) and Sienna Films’ (Cardinal) Jennifer Kawaja and Julia Sereny.

 

 

 

 

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Day and time:

Tuesday, 9:00 – 10:00 ET/PT

 

Network debut:

January 12, 2020

 

 

Short Synopsis:

 

 

Jared (Joel Oulette) is an Indigenous teen struggling to keep his dysfunctional family above water.  When Jared starts seeing strange things – talking ravens, doppelgängers, skin monsters – his already chaotic life is turned upside down. 

 

 

Cast:

Joel Oulette as Jared

 

 

Crystle Lightning as Maggie

 

 

Kalani Queypo as Wade

 

 

Anna Lambe as Sarah

 

 

Nathan Alexis as Crashpad

 

 

Joel Thomas Hynes as Richie

 

 

Craig Lauzon as Phil

Georgina Lightning as Sophia

Gail Maurice as Georgina

 

 

 

 

Executive Producers:

Michelle Latimer

Tony Elliott

Jennifer Kawaja

Julia Sereny

 

 

Produced by:

 

Format:

 

Sienna Films/Streel Films

 

Drama / 60 min 

 

 

 

Origination:

 

North Bay, British Columbia

 

 

 

 

Media contacts:

Lynn Esparo, 818-977-2284

 

 

Lynn.Esparo@cwtv.com

 



December 2020