The new series features seasoned virtuosos and emerging stars.

Joel Oulette (Jared) & Kalani Queypo (Wade) in Trickster. (CBC)

The highly anticipated supernatural thriller series Trickster, adapted from Eden Robinson’s bestselling novel Son of a Trickster, follows an Indigenous teen struggling to keep his dysfunctional family in check. The series is set to premiere on October 7th at 9 p.m. (9:30NT), on CBC Television and CBC Gem.

While you may recognize some of the show’s stars from your other favourite shows, Trickster introduces emerging talent as well. Here’s a look at the cast who portray the series’ contemporary Indigenous characters with sheer conviction.

Joel Oulette

(Joel Oulette plays Jared in Trickster.)

Oulette, from Medicine Hat, AB, is a newcomer to the film and television industry. The 18-year-old Red River Métis (Cumberland House Cree Nation) actor started working as an extra and appeared in the series Tribal. Playing Jared in Trickster is one of his first leading roles on television.

“Playing Jared changed my life forever,” says Oulette, who had just finished high school and was going to apply to Home Depot when he got the good news that he was cast in the show.