From Creator, Showrunner, Director Ron E. Scott


CALGARY, AB – September 23, 2021 – Season 2 of the critically-acclaimed series TRIBAL will premiere Thursday, October 21st on APTN. APTN and Prairie Dog Film + Television’s one-hour crime drama series will premiere ten groundbreaking episodes in Season 2, up from eight episodes last season.

In Season 2 of TRIBAL, the Justice Department forms a task force to uncover the truth behind the tomb of Indigenous bodies discovered under the city, while the divide between the Tribal and Metro Police departments escalates. TRIBAL examines Indigenous crime stories based on real world cases including mistaken identity, police corruption, restorative justice, healing lodges, railroad blockades and missing and murdered Indigenous women.

TRIBAL Season 2’s award-winning cast returns including Jessica Matten (DARK WINDS, FRONTIER, BLACKSTONE) and Brian Markinson (MAD MEN, UNSPEAKABLE). The season will again feature the talented Garry Chalk, and Julian Black Antelope, with new characters played by Marci T. House, Stephen Huszar, Wesley French and Ashley Callingbull. Lead actress Jessica Matten shares, “I am proud to be a part of Sam Woodburn’s journey yet again for Season 2 with my brilliant and multi-talented co-star, Brian Markinson. As for mostly everyone around the world, we were put under extreme circumstances to make Season 2 happen during a pandemic, but we did it. And I cannot thank the crew enough for their tireless effort, kind hearts and talent to help us make it across the finish line. I hope everyone who watches this season enjoys it and knows there were some beautiful people behind the camera that made this all possible that I
can call friends for life.”

The series is created by Showrunner and Director Ron E. Scott, a prolific producer and innovator, who has contributed to over 200 episodes of TV that have broadcasted globally on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, including the one-hour dramatic series Blackstone on APTN and CBC. Ron is a member of the Metis Nation of Alberta.

Ron E. Scott adds, “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.”

The Calgary-filmed series will have its World Premiere at the Calgary International Film
Festival. Attendees will have the opportunity to view a never-before-seen episode from Season 2 followed by a Q&A with creator, Ron E. Scott and cast Marci T. House, Stephen Huszar and Stafford Perry on Saturday, October 2nd at 7:00pm MT in advance of the APTN premiere broadcast on Thursday, October 21st. More details including tickets can be found here.

TRIBAL is led by Director & Showrunner Ron E. Scott, Co-Executive Producer Janet Hamley-Morhart, Co-Executive Producer Adam Frost and Produced by Scott Lepp. TRIBAL is produced in association with APTN, in participation with the Canada Media Fund, the Independent Production Fund and the Rogers Cable Network Fund, with assistance from the Government of Alberta, the Alberta Film and Television Tax Credit and the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit.


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