Trickster tells the story of Jared, an Indigenous teen struggling to keep his dysfunctional family above water. Jared holds down an after-school job and cooks ecstasy on the side to support his separated parents. But when Jared starts seeing strange things, his already chaotic life is turned upside down. At first, he thinks he’s losing his mind, but it turns out there’s more than meets the eye to the place Jared grew up, the people he loves.
When a drug dealer threatens his mom over an outstanding debt, Jared struggles to come up with the money to save her, as frightening hallucinations hint at bigger troubles.
While trying to ignore increasingly weird happenings and with Richie invading his home, Jared experiences an even bigger upset when he meets Wade, who claims to be his real father.
With Maggie missing, Jared is on his own to battle with Richie at home while trying to sort out the truth about Wade — only to be confronted by a dangerous new arrival, Georgina.
Reeling from the discovery about his parents, Jared’s world is further shaken when Wade warns him that he’s in danger from Georgina.
Jared struggles with the shock of knowing that he’s a Trickster and must one day kill his own father. Maggie begrudgingly realizes she’ll need Wade to take on Georgina.
this is more of a fantasy series not a horror series!
Great series. I loved seeing Indigenous people and their culture on screen! The transformation special effects was pretty darn good too. Sad to hear that there will be no more.
Dude… This series wasn’t the scariest, but it was absolutely ENTHRALLING. The fact that it’s a mostly indigenous cast, the soundtrack is mostly American-Indian artists, the special effects were phenomenal… I don’t know where to stop. I only wish it were a longer season and I PRAY there will be another. 11/10!!!! AMAZING!!
I want more!
This was really good. You don’t see indigenous stories/movies much, let alone be this authentic. I liked the acting. They were all very believable, even the mom (I’ve known people who act just like that, lol). It’s probably too late to fight for this series (many of us never knew it existed), but if Shudder would consider picking up production, I’m pretty sure they’ll have a very loyal audience!