Tribal gets festival treatment ahead of season two premiere

APTN drama Tribal (pictured) will have the world premiere of its second season at the Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) on Oct. 2 ahead of its broadcast air date. The series, produced by Prairie Dog Film + Television and created by Ron E. Scott, will air ten new episodes on APTN beginning on Oct. 21. The new season follows the justice department after they find a tomb of Indigenous bodies under the city.

Scott serves as showrunner and director of the series. Returning cast members include Jessica Matten, Brian Markinson, Garry Chalk and Julian Black Antelope alongside new cast members Marci T. House, Stephen Huszar, Wesley French and Ashley Callingbull.

The screening at CIFF includes a Q&A with Scott and select members of the cast. “I’m grateful to be able to continue to provide an entertaining, character-driven crime drama that showcases Canadian talent. With Tribal season two, our goal is to tell relevant, ripped-from-the-headlines Indigenous stories that aren’t typically shown on-screen. This season, we put a focus on family and how investigating these serious crimes affect Sam and Buke personally and professionally.”