Later this week, CTV is airing the first episode of a six-part thriller based on a series of books written by a North Bay man. The six-part series is called Cardinal and the main character is John Cardinal, a fictional detective created by Giles Blunt. Blunt first introduced his detective 16 years ago in the book Forty Words of Sorrows which became an award-winning novel. More John Cardinal stories followed and CTV decided it was time to move the character to the small screen. Cardinal was shot in North Bay, Sudbury, a remote First Nation in the north and Toronto last winter. It premiers this Wednesday at 10:00pm.