Despite its flaws and Billy Campbell’s incessant half-whisper, Cardinal was very watchable when series one of the Canadian crime drama debuted on BBC Four last year.
Now we have series two, subtitled Black Fly Season, which BBC Four has confirmed the transmission details.
Series one saw Detective John Cardinal (Campbell) return to his hometown after 10 years to join the homicide brigade. With the help of Lisa Delorme (Karine Vanasse), his new partner, he must investigate the death of a teenager. That wasn’t all – Old Cardie was being investigated for corruption, too.
Series two will be a six-part, shown in double bills each Saturday. Here’s a trailer:
In series two, after the long, dark winter, everything seems to be going well for detectives John Cardinal and Lise Delorme. But the dream of an idyllic summer is soon shattered when a young woman shows up in town with a bullet lodged in her brain and no memory of who she is, let alone what happened to her.
Cardinal: Black Fly Season: Saturday 4th August, 9pm, BBC Four
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