Best new Canadian TV Shows (2017 list - TV & Netflix)

If there’s one show that put Canada back on the map of television series, it must be Orphan Black (2013) – a rightful hit. Also, the warrior stories in Vikings (2013) hail from Canada, representing its relevance. Below, an overview of the best recents shows from the land of woods, snow and people who may talk French.
The Vore's TV staff selects the top best Canadian TV series of 2017 on TV, DVD or Netflix. Are Lawrence Hill, Michael Hirst & Mike Clattenburg Canada's best creators?

Canadian TV series2017
Popular actorsAunjanue Ellis, Lyriq Bent & Ben Chaplin
Trending TV SeriesYoung Drunk Punk, Open Heart & Book of Negroes

2017 releases - most anticipated Canadian TV series to watch

    Ransom (Sunday January 1, 2017)

    Ransom tv poster Creator
    Frank Spotnitz, David Vainola
    Luke Roberts
    Sarah Greene
    Brandon Jay McLaren
    Ransom Trailer

    A show based on the experience of a real-life negotiator who together with his partner travel around the globe helping organizations and companies to resolve complex conflicts. Including crime cases. Pretty suspenseful stuff so far....Read more

    Mary Kills People (Wednesday January 25, 2017)

    Mary Kills People tv poster Creator
    Tara Armstrong
    Caroline Dhavernas
    Jay Ryan
    Richard Short
    Mary Kills People Trailer

    A medical drama in which an ER doctor secretly helps the terminally ill to end their own lives in a respectful manner. ...Read more

    Cardinal (Wednesday January 25, 2017)

    Cardinal tv poster Creator
    Aubrey Nealon
    Billy Campbell
    Kristen Thomson
    Glen Gould
    Cardinal Trailer

    A crime mini series from Canada about detectives investigating the murder of a young girl. It's an adaptation of the mystery novel Forty Words of Sorrow by Giles Blunt. ...Read more

    Bellevue (Thursday January 12, 2017)

    Bellevue tv poster Creator
    Jane Maggs, Adrienne Mitchell
    Anna Paquin
    Shawn Doyle
    Billy MacLellan
    Bellevue Trailer

    When in a small Canadian town a transgender teen goes missing, a detective played by Anna Paquin is on the case. It brings her in a tough spot, as she must also investigate and suspect people she has known her whole life.
    ...Read more

Best Canadian TV series on Netflix or DVD in 2017 & 2016

Best Canadian TV series out on DVD, Bluray or VOD (Netflix, Amazon).

    Fringe (Tuesday September 9, 2008)

    Fringe tv poster Creator
    J.J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci
    Anna Torv
    Joshua Jackson
    Jasika Nicole
    Fringe Trailer

    Olivia Dunham is a FBI special agent with a complicated task: she needs to look into weird stuff, together with a scientist, his son and a junior FBI agent . Whilst doing so, they come across connections to their own lives and a parallel universe. Yes, that sounds like The X-files, but The Fringe clearly found it's own voice. Very recommendable....Read more

    Orphan Black (Saturday March 30, 2013)

    Orphan Black tv poster Creator
    John Fawcett, Graeme Manson
    Tatiana Maslany
    Dylan Bruce
    Jordan Gavaris
    Orphan Black Trailer

    A young and streetwise woman witnesses the suicide of a girl that looks just like her. She then discovers that she’s been cloned, that she has many other clones spread throughout the world and that someone wants her dead. Naturally, malicious organizations and mystic key figures come across her long and surprising journey....Read more

    Trailer Park Boys (Sunday April 22, 2001)

    Trailer Park Boys tv poster Creator
    Mike Clattenburg
    John Paul Tremblay
    Robb Wells
    Mike Smith
    Trailer Park Boys Trailer

    The crazy adventures of three trailer park residents who try to get rich taking fruitless shortcuts....Read more

    Blue Mountain State (Monday January 11, 2010)

    Blue Mountain State tv poster Creator
    Eric Falconer, Chris Romano
    Darin Brooks
    Alan Ritchson
    Chris Romano
    Blue Mountain State Trailer

    Three freshmen fight the battles that need to be fought entering Blue Mountain State - a place for football and girls....Read more

    Vikings (Sunday March 3, 2013)

    Vikings tv poster Creator
    Michael Hirst
    Gustaf Skarsgård
    Katheryn Winnick
    Alexander Ludwig
    Vikings Trailer

    The viking Ragnar Lothbrok aims to conquer new territories in the West, but his chief wants to continue their travels to the familiar East. The tension between the two vikings rises, and culminates into a fierce battle. Very nice show for people who are into fantasy, blood en brave Scandinavian seafaring warriors....Read more

Canada country statistics

Country popularity
Country ranking#3
Familiar facesAunjanue Ellis, Lyriq Bent & Ben Chaplin
Trending showsYoung Drunk Punk, Open Heart & Book of Negroes
Amount of country shows per year from 2010 to 2017

98 Canadian TV series scheduled for release this year.

For a country with such a small English language film industry, Canada does surprisingly well in terms of TV. Through calloborations with France and the US, they make high quality drama's that are watched all over the world. And the amount of tv shows is increasing almost every year.