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Created by  Aubrey Nealon
Country of origin  Canada
First episode date  25 January 2017
7.8/10 IMDb

Directed by  Daniel Grou
No. of episodes  6
Network  CTV Television Network
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Written by  Aubrey Nealon Russ Cochrane
Starring  Billy Campbell Karine Vanasse
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Cardinal is a Canadian crime drama television series, which premiered January 25, 2017, on CTV (in English) and Super Écran (in French). 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 in Algonquin Bay. The cast also includes Deborah Hay, Alanna Bale, Glen Gould, David Richmond-Peck, Gail Maurice, John McCormick, Kristen Thomson, Brendan Fletcher and Allie MacDonald.


On February 28, 2017, CTV renewed Cardinal for a second and third season both to have six episodes. The second season is to be based on Blunt's third John Cardinal novel, Black Fly Season, while the third is slated to be based on By the Time You Read This and Crime Machine, the fourth and fifth novels in the series.

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  • Billy Campbell as Det. John Cardinal
  • Karine Vanasse as Det. Lise Delorme
  • Kristen Thomson as Noelle Dyson
  • Allie MacDonald as Edie Soames
  • David Richmond-Peck as Sgt. Malcolm Musgrave
  • Deborah Hay as Catherine Cardinal
  • Glen Gould as Det. Jerry Commanda
  • Brendan Fletcher as Eric Fraser
  • James Downing as Det. McLeod
  • Alden Adair as Josh
  • Eric Hicks as Const. K. Fox
  • James Thomas as Det. Hannam
  • Robert Naylor as Keith
  • Production

    The series is directed by Daniel Grou, and produced by Sienna Films and eOne Entertainment. It commenced production in Sudbury, Ontario in February 2016, with some additional location filming taking place in North Bay and Atikameksheng Anishnawbek. The series had a production budget of $1,800,000 per episode. Locations included the former studios of CBC Northern Ontario, which served as the Algonquin Bay police station.

    The show's theme music is from the song "Familiar" by Danish singer/songwriter Agnes Obel. Series music is composed by Toronto-based Todor Kobakov.

    Vanasse, who previously had appeared in the US television series Pan Am and Revenge, commented that Cardinal is the first time that she is playing a Québécoise, rather than European, character in an English-language television program.


    John Doyle of The Globe and Mail praised the series, calling it "a gripping, superbly made crime drama" which ultimately lands as "landmark Canadian TV".


    Cardinal (TV series) Wikipedia

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