• Critically acclaimed series goes to camera in Calgary
  • Award-winning leads Jessica Matten and Brian Markinson return
  • TRIBAL Cast and Crew return to set following COVID-19 enhanced health and safety protocols

CALGARY, AB – November 17, 2020 – APTN and Prairie Dog Film + Television’s one-hour crime drama series, TRIBAL begins production of Season Two today in Calgary.

In Season Two of TRIBAL, Chief Sam Woodburn and Detective Bukansky’s grisly discovery causes them to question who they can trust. Connie appoints a new leader of the Task Force as they try to uncover who is responsible for the “Tomb”, indigenous bodies buried under a water treatment plant. An uprise of crime continues. A white poacher is found dead on a reserve. A hostage is taken into custody. Murders linked to ritualistic manners take place. Are the “Starlight Tours resurrected”? Sam and Buke come face-to-face with the memory of Buke’s shooting, which has caused lasting traumatic effects. The divide between the Metro and Tribal police departments escalate, affecting Sam and Buke’s partnership.

TRIBAL’s cast and crew return to set following health and safety protocols due to COVID-19. TRIBAL’s Showrunner Ron E. Scott shares:

“It has been an interesting journey. We are looking forward to getting back to shooting with our hard-working cast and crew. Season 2 includes new dimensional, ripped-from-the-headlines stories, including missing and murdered indigenous people, police corruption and the effects of PTSD. We look forward to welcoming the new cast and crew to the series.”

TRIBAL’s award-winning cast returns including Jessica Matten (Frontier, Blackstone) and Brian Markinson (Mad Men, Unspeakable). The series will again feature the talented Garry Chalk, and Julian Black Antelope with new characters featuring Marci T. House, Stephen Huszar, Wesley French and Ashley Callingbull.

Filming will take place at various locations in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

TRIBAL is led by Executive Producer & Showrunner Ron E. Scott, Co-Executive Producer Janet Hamley, Co-Executive Producer Adam Frost, and produced by Scott Lepp. The series will broadcast in Canada on APTN.


TRIBAL is produced in association with APTN, in participation with the Canada Media Fund and the Rogers Cable Network Fund, with assistance from the Government of Alberta, the Screen-based Production Grant and the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit.



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Founded by Ron E. Scott, Prairie Dog Film + Television is a world-class independent production company. With over 190 episodes of television produced, Prairie Dog’s content has streamed worldwide on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Hulu, and its programs have aired on major networks across North America (APTN, ABC, CBC, City TV, CTV, Global and Showcase). It is also active in global markets, including New Zealand, Australia, China, Europe, Russia and South Africa. In addition, their programming is used as an educational resource and has been donated to numerous universities, educational institutions and libraries around the world.

Prairie Dog’s programming has been recognized and awarded for excellence in Canadian drama through the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, the Leo Awards and the Alberta Media Production Industry Association – with over 150 nominations. Selected wins include Best Dramatic Series, Best Writing for Television Drama and Best Performance by an Actress at the Canadian Screen Awards.

APTN launched in 1999 as the first national Indigenous broadcaster in the world, creating a window into the remarkably diverse mosaic of Indigenous Peoples. A respected non-profit and charitable broadcaster, it’s the only one of its kind in North America. The network is Sharing Our Stories of authenticity in English, French and a variety of Indigenous languages to approximately 11 million Canadian subscribers. With over 80% Canadian content, APTN connects with its audiences through genuine, inspiring and engaging entertainment on multiple platforms.

For media inquiries, please contact:
Justine Gamez Huckabay
Publicist, Intercommunicate

For more information about TRIBAL or Prairie Dog Film + Television, please contact:
Carmen Bachez
Associate Producer, Prairie Dog Film + Television
(403) 457-7735