Cardinal Season 3: First Look

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Are you ready for another round of Cardinal? The CTV series, starring Billy Campbell and Karine Vanasse, will return for Season 3 on Thursday, January 24 at 9 p.m. ET. The latest installment, Cardinal: By the Time You Read This, will pick up after the events of the Season 2 finale that saw John Cardinal (Campbell) discovering the suicide of his wife, Catherine (Deborah Hay). Also, production on a Season 4 of Cardinal, once again with six episodes, will begin production in Toronto and North Bay, Ontario in January.

It’s autumn in this year’s six-episode installment that returns to Algonquin Bay as Cardinal and his partner, Lise Delorme (Vanasse), investigate a double murder. Their investigation will also see them crossing paths with a doomsday cult. New faces this season include Killjoys‘ Aaron Ashmore, as well as Rya Kihlstedt, Alex Ozerov, Sophia Lauchlin, Nick Serino, Tom Jackson, Jennifer Podemski, Susan Coyne and Devery Jacobs.

In the premiere episode, “Sam,” it’s the aftermath of Catherine’s suicide, and Detective John Cardinal 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 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.

Patrick Tarr (Saving Hope) serves as head writer and executive producer on Cardinal: By the Time You Read This. He is joined by co-executive producer Noelle Carbone (Wynonna Earp, Saving Hope) and story editors Shannon Masters and Aaron Bala. All six episodes are directed by executive producer Daniel Grou a.k.a. Podz.

Check out photos from the January 24 premiere episode below!

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Are you excited for another cycle of Cardinal? Sound off below!

Cardinal returns Thursday, January 24 at 9 p.m. ET on CTV.

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