Canadian supernatural series TRICKSTER arrives on NITV this October

National Indigenous Television (NITV) is proud to announce that the channel will be the Australian home of the CBC Original Series Trickster.

Based on the best-selling novel Son of a Trickster by Eden Robinson, newcomer Joel Oulette plays Jared – an Indigenous teen struggling to keep his dysfunctional family above water.

Jared juggles high school, his job at the local drive-thru and his side hustle selling ecstasy, all while supporting his Mum, Maggie (Crystle Lightning), who self-medicates an undiagnosed mental illness and his unemployable Dad, Phil (Craig Lauzon) while also trying to attract the interest of intriguing new neighbour Sarah (Anna Lambe).

But when Jared starts seeing strange things — talking ravens, doppelgängers and skin monsters— his already chaotic life is turned upside down.

The CBC original series is produced by Streel Films and Sienna Films and directed by Michelle Latimer (RISE, Nuuca). Latimer also took on the role of Executive Producer, alongside Tony Elliott (Orphan Black), Jennifer Kawaja and Julia Sereny.

Tanya Denning-Orman, Director of Indigenous Content at SBS, said: “NITV are thrilled to bring Trickster to Australian screens – co-creators Michelle Latimer and Tony Elliot bring to life Indigenous Canadian author Eden Robinson’s book Son of Trickster.

“The incredible Latimer is reclaiming the narratives around First Nations people as creator and director of all six episodes and bringing talented Indigenous people into as many roles as possible in-front and behind the camera.

“We know this unique coming of age story will strike a chord with our viewers, and we can’t wait to share it, and this history making moment with our audiences.”

Michelle Latimer, Creator and Director, said: “We are thrilled that NITV and SBS On Demand will bring Trickster to Australia.  We know that Eden’s amazing story and the stellar work of our cast will resonate for audiences there as they do here.”

Trickster premieres Tuesday October 27 at 8:30pm on NITV and SBS On Demand.


Similar Articles


We Want To Hear From You


Follow US



Broadcast Guide | PANTHERS vs STORM 2020 NRL Grand Final LIVE Sunday on NINE

The most unique NRL season ever reaches its climax in the Grand Final between the Penrith Panthers and Melbourne Storm

Historic 100th Cox Plate set to sparkle on Australian sport’s greatest day

Sports fans are in for a once-in-a-lifetime experience on Seven this Saturday as Australasia’s most prestigious weight-for-age race, the W.S. Cox Plate, celebrates its 100th edition on a day that promises to be the greatest in our nation’s proud sporting history.

Airdate confirmed and new trailer released for upcoming BRYAN CRANSTON event series YOUR HONOR

Stan has today released a brand new trailer and confirmed the new event series Your Honor, starring Bryan Cranston will premiere this December.

Season Finale of GRANTCHESTER this weekend on ABC

When a woman is found dead, laid out in the shape of a crucifix on Jesus Green, Will and Geordie discover the ring on her finger proves she was married to God

Accountability, ethics and leadership on Q+A

The Premiers of two of our key states are both under mounting pressure. In NSW, Gladys Berejiklian faces questions over her relationship with disgraced former MP Daryl McGuire, while Victorians are demanding greater accountability from Daniel Andrews over the hotel quarantine debacle. Is a federal anti-corruption body the answer?

Netflix releases trailer for THE PROM directed by Ryan Murphy and starring Meryl Streep, James Corden and Nicole Kidman

Dee Dee Allen (three-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep) and Barry Glickman (Tony Award winnerJames Corden) are New York City stage stars with a crisis on their hands: their expensive new Broadway show is a major flop that has suddenly flatlined their careers.

Support TV Blackbox by using our partners