A supernatural mystery which delves into an indigenous mythology rarely, if ever, seen before on television.
Based on the bestselling trilogy Son Of A Trickster, written by Eden Robinson, Tricksteris a supernatural mystery which delves into an indigenous mythology rarely, if ever, seen before on television.
Jared is an Indigenous teen in the town of Kitimat, a coastal town in Northern British Columbia, struggling to keep his dysfunctional family above water. He holds down an after-school job and cooks ecstasy on the side to support his separated parents - partying mum Maggie, who self-medicates an undiagnosed mental illness, and unemployable dad Phil, 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 are all too real. It turns out there’s more than meets the eye to the place Jared grew up, the people he loves - and to Jared himself. He’s inherited magical abilities from his mum, and from someone Jared never even knew existed - his real dad, Wade.
Jared’s mum hid the truth from him because Wade is not just any dad. He’s also the mythical Trickster. And Wade’s reason for suddenly showing up in his son’s life is centuries in the making. Wade has come back to determine if Jared has inherited his magic. Because only one Trickster can exist at a time.
With his friend Crashpad and girlfriend Sarah, Jared navigates an already tricky situation that has deadly implications - Jared needs to stop his dad from killing him, but his real struggle is to control his own life. Being a teenager already sucks. The supernatural death threat makes it suck that much harder.
“Trickster is on track to be some of the best television of the year, an insightful, fun, and clever blend of the fantastic and the political.”
“New series Trickster is a can’t-miss drama meets supernatural thriller.”
"Both familial and supernatural redefines what a homegrown TV series can be: fantastical, sexy, dangerous."
THE GLOBE AND MAIL
"Trickster is a scrappy, bare-knuckle answer to the Harry Potter series."
THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT
"Trickster explodes off the screen."
THE GLOBE AND MAIL
“Excited to watch this!”
"Director Michelle Latimer's wicked-cool style pulses and throbs through this CBC TV adaptation of Eden Robinson's novel."