Cardinal

Premieres Thursday January 24 at 9 p.m. ET

Synopsis

In Season 3 of CTV’s CARDINAL, entitled CARDINAL: BY THE TIME YOU READ THIS, the autumn season starts to shroud Algonquin Bay, but the glorious fall colours can’t hide the town’s most gruesome double murder. As Detective’s John Cardinal (Billy Campbell, THE KILLING) and Lise Delorme’s (Karine Vanasse, REVENGE) investigation brings them precariously close to a doomsday cult with nothing to lose, Cardinal launches his own investigation into a case far more personal and dangerous. With doubts about Catherine’s (Deborah Hay, The Anniversary) suicide swirling beneath Cardinal’s placid exterior, Delorme stretched thin in her role as lead investigator on an increasingly complex, and far-reaching case, the pursuit of the killers will push them both to the breaking point. Delorme must decide whether she can trust Cardinal, or whether the death of his wife has sent him into a delusional state that puts the entire case at risk.

Season 3 Episode 1
Season 3 Episode 1
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Season 3 - Episode 1

"Sam"

In the aftermath of Catherine’s (Deborah Hay, The Anniversary) suicide, Detective John Cardinal (Billy Campbell, THE KILLING) outwardly accepts the evidence that she took her own life, but when he starts to receive taunting greeting cards blaming him for her death, he begins to question the suicide. Back on duty, Cardinal and Detective Lise Delorme (Karine Vanasse, REVENGE) are called to a bloody cottage crime scene where at least two people have died, but there are no bodies to be found. With resources stretched thin as Delorme also works a string of ATM robberies, a hunch of Cardinal’s leads them to the two bodies.

Cast Info

JOHN CARDINAL Played by BILLY CAMPBELL
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JOHN CARDINAL Played by BILLY CAMPBELL

DETECTIVE JOHN CARDINAL

 Smart and tenacious, Detective John Cardinal has a dry sense of humour and a private quality that veers towards aloofness. That’s both his nature and a result of his circumstance. Unlike so many of his fictional contemporaries, Cardinal is not a misfit or maverick, not a drunk or a drug-user. He is sensitive to the pain caused by the crimes he investigates and maintains his humanity even when confronting corruption, madness, and absolute evil. However, Cardinal is burdened by his past as an undercover cop in Toronto and the recent suicide of his troubled wife Catherine. He struggles to support his grieving daughter Kelly, while hiding his doubt about the circumstances of Catherine’s death. Because of this, he throws himself into his work in search of not only justice, but redemption.

PLAYED BY BILLY CAMPBELL

 With a career spanning over thirty years, Billy Campbell is known for many feature film and television roles. Perhaps best known for his lead role opposite Sela Ward (CSI: NY) in the beloved television drama series ONCE AND AGAIN, which earned him a 1999 Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor in a Drama Series, as well as a People’s Choice Award for Favorite Male Performer in a New Television Series.

Campbell’s feature film credits include starring roles in Disney cult classic The Rocketeer, Enough opposite Jennifer Lopez (SHADES OF BLUE), Bram Stoker’s Dracula directed by Francis Ford Coppola (The Bling Ring), Ghost Town opposite Ricky Gervais (THE OFFICE) and Tea Leoni (MADAM SECRETARY), and Matthew Lillard’s (BOSCH) directorial debut, Fat Kid Rules the World, a comedy that won the Narrative Feature Spotlight Audience Award at the 2012 SXSW Film Festival.

In television, Campbell stars as Detective John Cardinal on CTV’s hit serialized drama CARDINAL. He previously starred in the critically acclaimed series THE KILLING, and in the docu-drama KILLING LINCOLN in the title role. His additional credits include the television series THE 4400, CRIME STORY, MOON OVER MIAMI, and the miniseries TALES OF THE CITY.

 Campbell grew up in Charlottesville, Virginia and attended the American Academy of Art in Chicago. He was trained at the Ted Liss Studio for the Performing Arts and the Players Workshop of Second City in Chicago and Howard Fine in Los Angeles.

Campbell’s stage credits include The Winter’s Tale at the Old Globe Theatre, a starring role in Fortinbras, for which he received a 1996 Ovation Award, as well as Backbone of America, Hamlet, Guys & Dolls, and The Best Man.

Aside from acting, Campbell’s other passion in life is sailing. From 2005 to 2006, Billy served as part of the crew on the 179-foot tall ship, the Picton Castle, to circumnavigate the globe. During this trip, sailing over 50,000 miles to more than 20 countries around the world, he and the crew delivered supplies and educational materials to islands in the South Pacific. Campbell also served on the stunning Norwegian full-rigger, the Sorlandet, on voyages all around the North Sea and Europe.

 

LISE DELORME Played By KARINE VANASSE
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LISE DELORME Played By KARINE VANASSE

DETECTIVE LISE DELORME

 Detective Lise Delorme is a gifted investigator – shrewd, imaginative, and incisive. A native of Algonquin Bay’s French-Canadian community, this workaholic cop cut her teeth in the Financial Crimes Section, busting dirty councilors and real estate frauds. A precise, black-and-white thinker, she excelled at the work, cutting through bureaucratic accounting jargon to sort the good guys from the bad. Her success was noticed, and she was promoted to the Homicide division to partner with Cardinal, at first secretly investigating him before becoming a real partner. When Catherine is found dead, Delorme turns down an offer to join the National Intelligence Service and takes on Catherine’s case for Cardinal, where all of the evidence points to suicide. Bereaved Cardinal returns to work and joins Delorme in the hunt for the Island Road killer, but their partnership is tested when Cardinal begins questioning Delorme’s findings and begins his own investigation into Catherine’s death.

PLAYED BY KARINE VANASSE

Award-winning Canadian actress Karine Vanasse has been recognized for her dazzling performances on both TV and film.

Vanasse stars as Detective Lise Delorme in the critically acclaimed CTV series CARDINAL.  Other notable television credits include REVENGE, portraying French heiress Margaux LeMarchal, PAN AM, which followed the glamorous lives of pilots and stewardesses employed by the iconic airline in the 1960s, and the hugely successful French series BLUE MOON.

Perhaps best known for her starring role as Valerie in Denis Villeneuve’s, Polytechnique, Vanasse also co-produced the film which premiered at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. The film went on to win nine Genie Awards including Best Picture, and a nod to Vanasse for Best Female Performance.

She currently stars in the hit film De père en flic 2 and appears in Léa Pool’s  Et au pire, on se mariera, due out in fall 2017. Most recently, Vanasse completed work on the Canadian feature Trench 11 and the Quebec film Mr. Roach.

Vanasse has appeared more than a dozen feature films over the course of her career including lead roles in dramas All the Wrong Reasons, En Solitaire, Switch, the comedy French Immersion, the romantic-dramedy I’m Yours, as well as the short film Tomorrow’s Shadows. Additional film credits include Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris, the Quebec thriller Angle mort, Rhonda’s Party, Andre Mathieu, Ma Fille Mon Ange, Sans Elle, Head in the Clouds, Un Homme et Son Peche, Du Pic Au Coeur and Emporte-Moi. As the lead in Emporte-Moi, Vanasse’s performance earned her a Chlotrudis Award, the Gala des Jutra Award, the Festival du film Francophone de Namur Award and the Filmcan Festival Award for Best Actress. In television, she has appeared in the Quebec series 2 FÈRES, as well as TV mini-series KILLER WAVE, OCTOBER 1970, and the TV movie MARIE-ANTOINETTE.

In 2017, Vanasse was named ambassador to Telefilm’s Talent Fund, a private donation fund that supports Canada’s emerging film talent. She is also currently the face of Marcelle skin care line in Canada

SHARLENE "MAMA" WINSTON Played By RYA KIHLSTEDT
SHARLENE "MAMA" WINSTON Played By RYA KIHLSTEDT
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SHARLENE "MAMA" WINSTON Played By RYA KIHLSTEDT

SHARLENE “MAMA” WINSTON

After a traumatic military tour in Somalia, Sharlene ended up in prison for running guns. There, she began obsessing over her belief in a rapidly-approaching world collapse. Soon after she began calling herself ‘Mama’ and recruiting young street kids, convincing them follow her to a safe haven in the north. Mama has a plan to stock up on weapons and supplies – but the plan goes wrong when Jack kills the Barstows. Hunkered down until they find the guns they came for, Mama controls her volatile family through fear and manipulation. As Delorme and Cardinal get closer to Mama they learn the dangerous truth of who she really is – the long-missing Amy Scriver, a highly disturbed teenager who killed her parents and staged her own death before assuming an even more dangerous new identity.

PLAYED BY RYA KIHLSTEDT

After growing up in Pennsylvania and graduating from Skidmore College, Rya Kihlstedt lived in NYC where she helped start the theater company Seraphim, while also acting in both film and television. She decided to take a break in 1999 to start a family and returned to acting a few years ago.

Kihlstedt has starred in several movies including Home Alone 3, Women in Trouble, The Atticus Institute, The Squeeze, Her Last Will, and most recently the independent film The Untold Story.

Kihlstedt’s television credits include CRIMINAL MINDS, HEROES REBORN, NASHVILLE, NCIS, CSI, DROP DEAD DIVA, MASTERS OF SEX, BOSCH, and ONCE UPON A TIME, and she has had recurring roles on Season 6 of DEXTER, RAY DONOVAN, ONE MISSISSIPPI, and most recently LAW & ORDER: TRUE CRIME and AGENTS OF SHIELD.

Kihlstedt is a member of the Los Angeles based Echo Theater company. In addition to acting, she silk screens, paints, and is an editor on The Laboratory Arts Magazines. Kihlstedt lives in Los Angeles with her husband, kids, and dogs.

SAM DUCHENE Played By DEVERY JACOBS
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SAM DUCHENE Played By DEVERY JACOBS

SAM DUCHENE

An aspiring artist who lives with her mom on Nipissing First Nation while working as a chef to pay for art classes at the community college, Sam has a talent that’s sure to take her far from her home town. When not writing comics in her spare time, she’s sneaking away with her married boyfriend Randall to one of his empty real estate listings. He keeps telling her he’ll leave his wife someday, and she’s young and naïve enough to believe him, though she’d never dare tell her no-bullshit mother about it. Preparing to leave after one of her rendezvous with Randall, Sam overhears the murders of the Barstows and narrowly escapes. Afraid for her life, she wants to call the police but Randall pressures her out of it. Soon, however, Sam’s conscience and fear for her life will lead her to do the right thing and make an anonymous call, one that will soon find her helping Cardinal and Delorme to close in on the killer and solve the case.

PLAYED  BY DEVERY JACOBS

Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs is a film and television actress and filmmaker. She was born and raised on the Mohawk reservation of Kahnawake, Q.C., which has shaped her passion for Indigenous rights activism and interest in politically-charged roles in film.

Her debut leading role as Aila in the award-winning feature film, Rhymes for Young Ghouls (2013), resulted in Jacobs being nominated for Best Performance By An Actress In A Leading Role at the 2014 Canadian Screen Awards. Since then, she has also been featured as the voice of Sam in Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead: Michonne (2016), as well as the television series, MOHAWK GIRLS (2013-2015). Jacobs portrayed the supporting role of Andrea in feature film, The Land of Rock and Gold (2016), as well as series regular Tina in the web series, “Cold” (2016). She also won Best Performance in a Canadian Film at the 2016 Whistler Film Fest and Best Actress at the 2017 American Indian Film Fest for her work in the feature film, The Sun at Midnight (2016) and has completed production on her third leading role in the feature film, The Road Behind (2018).

Recently, Jacobs was named as one of the participants of the prestigious Actors Conservatory offered by the Canadian Film Centre. After completing the program in January of 2018, Jacobs has recently explored the other side of the camera, with her directorial debut of the short film Stolen (2016). The film discusses the national issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada, and won Best Aboriginal Film at the 2017 Yorkton Film Festival. Jacobs was also awarded the BravoFact grant for her short film, Rae (2017), which garnered Best Youth Work prize at ImagineNATIVE Film Festival.

DETECTIVE JERRY COMMANDA Played By GLEN GOULD
DETECTIVE JERRY COMMANDA Played By GLEN GOULD
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DETECTIVE JERRY COMMANDA Played By GLEN GOULD

A detective with the Ontario Police Department serving the local Nipissing First Nation, Jerry Commanda is an accomplished detective with a spotless record. He grew up on the Nipissing First Nation reserve, so he knows everybody and everybody knows him. This doesn’t always make the job easier, but Commanda navigates the tricky political and social waters with calmness and humour. For all the injustices that Indigenous people have endured at the hands of white institutions like the police, Commanda believes his badge puts him in a position to do good.

Glen Gould is an Ontario based award-winning actor, with an extensive background in theater, television, and film. He recently had a recurring role on Guillermo Del Toro’s THE STRAIN and went directly into production on Hard Powder, a Hollywood remake of the Norweigean film, In Order of Disappearance, playing opposite Liam Neeson, Emmy Rossum, Laura Dern, and Raoul Trujillo (FRONTIER).

In addition to his role as Det. Jerry Commanda on CTV’s hit serialized drama CARDINAL, Gould can be seen on the Irish production titled Dominion Creek as Chief Isaac, and Season 4 and 5 of BLACKSTONE as Smokey Stoney.

In film, most recently Glen starred in the LGBT Action-Thriller North Mountain and the award- winning feature film Rhymes for Young Ghouls, which earned him a Best Actor win at the 2014 American Indian Motion Picture Awards, and a Best Actor Nomination at the 2014 Red Nation Film Festival. He also starred in the award-winning Charlie Zone, which earned him the prestigious David Renton Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actor at the Atlantic Film Festival, and the Best Actor Award at the Dreamspeakers Film Festival.

In addition to theater, television, and film, Gould is known for his rich voice, providing voice overs and narration for numerous television series, documentaries, and animation. He has also embarked on a career as a musician, performing under the stage name Donna’s Boy. Gould recently released his debut album titled On the Road featuring the single “Billy the Kid”, currently available on iTunes and Amazon,as well as other on-line retailers.

 

 

NOELLE DYSON Played By KRISTEN THOMSON
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NOELLE DYSON Played By KRISTEN THOMSON

KELLY CARDINAL Played By ALANA BALE
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KELLY CARDINAL Played By ALANA BALE

KELLY CARDINAL

 When Cardinal and Catherine moved from Toronto to Algonquin Bay, precocious and independent Kelly was just entering junior high. The family agreed it wasn’t fair to uproot her, so she stayed in the city at boarding school. With her mother in and out of hospital, Kelly grew very close to her father – the steady parent. Kelly returns to Algonquin Bay for Catherine’s funeral and to comfort her dad. Kelly has always struggled with Catherine’s mental illness, and her suicide pushes Kelly over the edge into a spiral of resentment and grief for the mother she lost too soon.

PLAYED BY ALANA BALE

Alanna Bale was born in Ottawa, but as the daughter of a diplomat, had the privilege of living in different countries around the world. Moving every three years, she spent her earliest years in the Philippines, followed by successive postings in Lima, Ottawa, Cairo, and Warsaw. She currently lives in Toronto.

At 13 years old, Bale landed her first professional acting job in Poland after responding to an audition notice for the film Thr3e that was posted at the American school she was attending. Bale left a lasting impression on the director; so much so, that when production company returned a year later to shoot the film House, they offered her a more substantial role alongside Bill Moseley (Halloween) and Michael Madsen (The Hateful Eight).

Upon her return to Ottawa, Bale landed a lead role in PRIME RADICALS, which ran for two seasons. She sought more substantial training and at the age of 17 was accepted into Ryerson University’s prestigious Performance Theatre program in Toronto where she discovered her affinity for classical theatre. Shortly after completing her BFA, Bale booked roles in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, Merchant of Venice, Macbeth, and Hamlet with various Toronto-based theatre companies. She was then offered a role in Tucaret with Odyssey Theatre, for which she was awarded the Prix Rideau Award for Emerging Artist in 2015.

While her love of theatre remains, Bale switched her focus back to film and television and has since appeared in PYOTR495, NEXT STOP, REIGN, WARRIOR, and most recently on CTV’s hit serialized drama CARDINAL.

LLOYD KREEGER Played By TOM JACKSON
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LLOYD KREEGER Played By TOM JACKSON

LLOYD KREEGER

 Lloyd Kreeger made obscene money running a hedge fund, but the hours took a toll on his family. When his wife left with their daughter, it was the wakeup call he needed, so he sold his penthouse and used the money to build a lodge on Black Lake. It was the retirement place he’d always dreamed of, and a peace offering to his estranged daughter. But it was too little, too late. Lonely, trying to make the best of his new home, Lloyd hired Henry to do maintenance on the cottage and to keep him company. Henry is Lloyd’s only friend – until the night four strangers come knocking. Soon Lloyd is a hostage in his own home, in a game of mental cat-and-mouse with the fierce Mama, trying to survive it all..

PLAYED BY TOM JACKSON

Most recently Tom Jackson starred in the upcoming feature Hard Powder opposite Liam Neeson and Laura Dern, directed by award winning Norwegian director Hans Petter Moland. Previously he played one of the leads opposite Louis Gossett Jr in Sidney Furie’s feature Pride of Lions, Lionsgate’s action feature Skinwalkers and John Henderson’s Mee-Shee: The Water Giant. Jackson is best known to most Canadians for 6 seasons as ‘Chief Peter Kenidi’ in CBC’s inspired view into the lives of a First Nation community, North of 60, for which he still receives fan accolades, his guest star turn on Star Trek The Next Generation and “Billy Twofeathers” in PBS series Shining Time Station.

Whether one links Tom to The Huron Carole – the song or the national concert tour – Singing for Supper or Swinging for Supper, the evidence of his earning and staying power in the fundraising circle is without question and one of infamy for this country’s food banks. When there’s trouble or trauma, Tom steps up with ideas to alleviate and compensate those devastated by floods, typhoons, fires, drought, terrorism, youth suicide, homelessness, environmental disaster and economic disadvantage, earning Tom some of our country’s highest honours.

Among his many awards are the Officer of the Order of Canada, the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement, Red Cross Ambassador, two Queen’s Jubilee Medals 2002 & 2012 and an Honorary Degree recipient at 10 universities – 1998 to 2017.

JACKSON "JACK" TILL Played By Alex Ozerov
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JACKSON "JACK" TILL Played By Alex Ozerov

JACKSON “JACK” TILL 

 Jack grew up with parents who cooked and smoked meth and fought like feral animals. 8-year-old Jack watched his mother kill his father during a domestic that landed her in a Kentucky prison, and into a cell with Sharlene Winston where she overdosed a year later. Jack’s inborn rage led him to kill his foster father but newly-released Sharlene took him under her wing before he could be caught. Jack repays Sharlene’s kindness and unconditional love with savage loyalty. But when he encounters Sam Duchene he discovers a twisted tenderness in himself that he can’t control. As he risks everything over a woman he doesn’t even know, he inadvertently draws the police closer to a fatal showdown.

PLAYED BY ALEX OZEROV

Alex Ozerov was born in Tula, Russia and immigrated to Toronto at the age of 13. With an interest in the performing arts, Ozerov took some drama classes and quickly took an interest in acting, studying alongside filmmaker Walter Alza at the Alza Acting Studio.

Ozerov quickly started booking roles in film and television and made his breakout performance in the Canadian film BLACKBIRD, opposite Connor Jessup (FALLING SKIES). The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2012, and his performance garnered him rave reviews.

Ozerov also starred in leading roles in the Canadian indies NATASHA and COCONUT HERO. He can also be seen in a supporting lead in the film adaptation of the New York Times best seller The History of Love, directed by Radu Mihaileanu and opposite Sophie Nelisse (Monsieur Lazhar).

On the small screen, Ozerov recurred on the Space/SYFY series BITTEN as well as the Space/BBC America series ORPHAN BLACK, opposite Tatiana Maslany. Most recently, he shot eight episodes on THE AMERICANS.

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