Adapted from author Giles Blunt’s award-winning “John Cardinal Mysteries” series, “Cardinal” is a six-episode dramatic thriller that follows Detective John Cardinal (Billy Campbell, "The Killing") on a chilling hunt for a brutal killer in a small Northern Ontario town.
Demoted for a hunch about a case that he wouldn’t let go, Cardinal is brought back to the Homicide Unit when the body of missing 13-year-old Katie Pine is discovered, proving his instincts correct. Back on the case, his search for her murderer soon becomes an all-consuming race to stay ahead of a serial killer.
Meanwhile, Cardinal must manage his own precarious family issues and secrets, and keep a watchful eye on his new partner, Detective Lise Delorme (Karine Vanasse, “Revenge”), who he believes may have her own secret agenda.
“Cardinal” is produced by Sienna Films and eOne in association with Bell Media’s CTV, with the financial participation of the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation, the Canada Media Fund and the Cogeco Program Development Fund, and with the assistance of the Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit and the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit. Super Écran has commissioned the series for French-language Canadian broadcast. eOne will distribute the series worldwide.