“…it’s a consistently intriguing thriller, its appeal ensured by the bone-chilling glories of the scenery.” – Dorothy Rabinowitz, The Wall Street Journal
“The jousting and bonding between the senior Anglo investigator and his younger French-Canadian partner gives Cardinal emotional depth.” – Bill Keveney, USA TodayTORONTO (November 29, 2017) – CTV officially announced today that CARDINAL, the international success and #1 new Canadian drama series of the 2016/17 broadcast season, returns for a gripping Season 2 on January 4. Strategically scheduled in a Thursday night timeslot immediately following the two biggest shows on television, THE BIG BANG THEORY (8 p.m.) and YOUNG SHELDON (8:30 p.m.), the critically acclaimed series airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO, following a CraveTVTM FIRST LOOK streaming beginning Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET. CARDINAL is also set to premiere on Super Écran day-and-date with CTV. Viewers can catch up on Season 1 now on CraveTVTM and in a six-part television event beginning Monday, Dec. 25 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CTV Two and CTV.ca. Click HERE for the Season 2 trailer. Directed by Jeff Renfroe (ROGUE), Season 2 of the Directors Guild of Canada (DGC) award-winning series stars Golden Globe®-nominee Billy Campbell (THE KILLING) as John Cardinal and the multiple Genie Award-winning actress Karine Vanasse (REVENGE) as Detective Lise Delorme, as they weave through an intricate investigation that exposes the seedy underbelly of picturesque Algonquin Bay. Cycle 1 of CARDINAL garnered a worldwide audience after Entertainment One (eOne) successfully licensed the series internationally to more than 100 territories, with additional sales still pending. For eOne, the series has been a hit with international audiences, debuting to critical acclaim and strong ratings. International sales include: Hulu in the U.S., BBC Four in the UK, and Canal Plus in France, Telekom in Germany, Calle 13 in Spain, C More in Scandinavia (Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway), and SBS in Australia, to name a few. **MEDIA NOTE**
- Season 2 Episode 1 entitled “Red” available in its entirety for media review HERE.
- Interview opportunities are available with series leads, ensemble cast, and producers today (Wednesday, Nov. 29), as they wrap filming Season 3 in Toronto.
- Download press kit and photos of CARDINAL at BellMedia.ca/PR.