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CBC Drops Trickster

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Gail Maurice as Georgina in the CBC series Trickster. Image courtesy of CBC.

CBC Drops Trickster
by Staff

(January 29, 2021 – Toronto, ON) CBC has announced its decision to not go forward with the 2nd season of its series Trickster, stating in an emailed media release, “We have had many conversations over the last few weeks with a view to continuing production on a second season of Trickster. Those conversations included producers, writers, actors, and the author of the books on which Trickster is based.

Fully respecting everyone’s perspective, season two will not move forward as planned unfortunately.

CBC is extremely proud we were able to bring this compelling story to the screen and are grateful to the many talented individuals who made it possible.

We are as committed as ever to telling other important Indigenous stories, of which there are many. In fact, CBC currently has eight such scripted projects in development and we look forward to sharing more details about what’s next in the coming months.”

Trickster starred Medicine Hat native Joel Oulette, Crystle Lightning, Craig Lauzon, Kalani Queypo, Anna Lambe, Joel Thomas Hynes, Gail Maurice (pictured above), and Georgina Lightning.

Problems began following a CBC investigation into filmmaker and series director Michelle Latimer’s claim to indigenous identity. Two producers resigned as a result of the news and Latimer herself resigned from the production on December 21st, last year.

CBC also released a statement from the author of the books once which the series was based, Eden Robinson: “One of the best parts of 2020 was watching the young, Indigenous cast soar. The outpouring of support for the first season was magical. I’m deeply grateful that CBC and Sienna respect this situation. It gives me hope that future collaborations with Indigenous creatives can be done with care and integrity.”