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The first season of Trickster premiered on October 7, 2020, in Canada on CBC. The season consisted of six episodes that aired on Wednesdays.[1] It premiered in the US on Tuesday, January 12, 2021.[2]

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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.[3]

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Number # Episode Canada air date US air date
1 Episode 1 October 7, 2020 January 12, 2021
When a drug dealer threatens his mom over an outstanding debt, Jared struggles to come up with the money to save her, while frightening hallucinations hint at much bigger troubles lurking right around the corner.
2 Episode 2 October 14, 2020 January 19, 2021
While trying to ignore increasingly weird happenings and with Richie invading his home, Jared experiences an even bigger upset when he meets Wade, who claims to be his real father.
3 Episode 3 October 21, 2020 January 26, 2021
With Maggie missing, Jared is on his own to battle with Richie at home while trying to sort out the truth about Wade — only to be confronted by a dangerous new arrival, Georgina.
4 Episode 4 October 28, 2020 February 2, 2021
Reeling from the discovery about his parents, Jared’s world is further shaken when Wade warns him that he’s in danger from Georgina — because Jared may also be a Trickster.
5 Episode 5 November 4, 2020 February 9, 2021
Jared struggles with the shock of knowing that he's a Trickster and must one day kill his own father. Maggie begrudgingly realizes she'll need Wade to take on Georgina.
6 Episode 6 November 11, 2020 February 17, 2021
Maggie and Jared are on the run, but an encounter with Wade causes Jared to accept that only he can stop his father.

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