Trickster: Miniseries (2021)


Miniseries
Trickster

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Trickster's intelligent horror interrogates the impacts of intergenerational trauma, crafting a creeping mystery that will get under your skin and stay there.

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Critic Ratings: 18

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User Ratings: 7

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Episodes

Air date: Jan 12, 2021

Series premiere. A drug dealer threatens Jared's mom over an outstanding debt, and he struggles to come up with the money to save her, but frightening hallucinations hint at much bigger troubles lurking right around the corner.

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Jared experiences an even bigger upset when he meets Wade, who claims to be his real father, while trying to ignore increasingly weird happenings and with Richie invading his home.

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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.

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Jared reels from the discovery about his parents, but his world is further shaken when Wade warns him that he's in danger from Georgina?because Jared may also be a Trickster.

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Critic Reviews for Trickster Miniseries

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (5)

An engrossing fantasy, a moving coming of age story and a profound reflection on the plight of First Nations people in Canada

Dec 3, 2020 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Trickster is the rare story where Indigenous folklore isn't twisted into a thin plot device, but reimagined into a fun teen mystery.

Sep 17, 2020 | Full Review…

There are so many enticing elements in the early Trickster episodes that I'd hope CBC would take the opportunity to move even more Indigenous voices front-and-center - in other words, to continue to amplify what is worthwhile here.

Jan 14, 2021 | Full Review…

The series never feels like it's labouring to educate on Indigenous history, intergenerational trauma and the current moment. But that history and this moment flow like a current through Trickster.

Jan 11, 2021 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Trickster is a promising new series that boasts an incredible ensemble of Indigenous actors, a story about Haisla people and the stories they tell.

Jan 21, 2021 | Full Review…

The supernatural elements are more grounded than in the usual CW fare, and the backdrop of an impoverished community adds unexpected realism. This "Trickster" is worth watching.

Jan 21, 2021 | Full Review…

Gritty, brimming with magic, and set in a Canadian world that's as mesmerizingly cool as it is grim, this series breaks the mold for coming of age supernatural mysteries.

Jan 14, 2021 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Trickster has a wonderfully unique tone and sly sense of humor, and an absolutely incredible cast.

Jan 14, 2021 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

[The premiere] isn't perfect and the series needs to move a little faster if it is going to succeed, but overall it's a promising start.

Jan 13, 2021 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

We'll give Trickster points for having a mostly Indigenous cast and writing staff. But the show itself has to become a bit less bleak for us to want to keep watching.

Jan 13, 2021 | Full Review…

Score one for diversity in The CW's latest import from our Northern neighbor, even if we might wish for this downbeat youth drama to get spookier a bit faster.

Jan 11, 2021 | Full Review…

Latimer knows about horror, which is evident in the various Cronenberg nods that can be seen throughout the set, and she uses the techniques to her advantage.

Jan 11, 2021 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Trickster: Miniseries

  • 1d ago
    It's slow but not too slow. I like the fresh presentation of this supernatural series. Keeps me coming back.
  • 6d ago
    Not much happening really in the show - gave up after 2 episodes
  • 6d ago
    An excellent and moody supernatural show, but slow as an ice age.
  • Jan 13, 2021
    Started slow stayed slow, kept waiting for something interesting other then a drug dealer with a messed up life. Nothing happened to make me want to watch another episode.

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