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Trickster is a 2020 Canadian supernatural drama television series. The series was created by Tony Elliott and Michelle Latimer,[4][5] and premiered on CBC on October 7, 2020, on CBC.[6]. It is adapted from the 2017 novel Son of a Trickster by Eden Robinson.

On November 2, 2020, Abacus Media Rights acquired distribution rights for the series.[7] American networks The CW and AMC Networks' Sundance Now and Shudder later bought the US distribution rights from Abacus.[8] The series made its US premiere on the CW on January 12, 2021.[9]

The series was initially renewed for a second season in November 2020,[10] however, the renewal was reversed in January 2021, ending the series after one season.[11][12]


Based on the bestselling trilogy of novels by Eden Robinson, Trickster tells the story of Jared, 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 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.

This is Indigenous Gothic - spirits, ancient magic, deadly rites of passage - in a coming of age story unlike any you've ever seen.[13]


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