Best new Canadian TV Shows in 2018 & 2017 (Netflix & TV List)

The Vore's TV staff selects the top best Canadian TV series of 2018 on TV, DVD or Netflix. Are Lawrence Hill, Michael Hirst & Mike Clattenburg Canada's best creators?

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.

New Canadian TV series in 2018

Top series up for release in 2018

  • Caught

    CAST: Allan Hawco, Paul Gross & Eric Johnson

    After escaping from Prison, David Slaney tries to salvage his life by doing one more drug deal with his former partner. All the while being chased by the Police. This Canadian show is based on the... Read more

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Best Canadian TV series of 2017

Top rated 2017 Canadian TV series

  • Ransom

    CREATOR: Frank Spotnitz, David Vainola
    CAST: Luke Roberts Sarah Greene Brandon Jay McLaren

    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

    RATING: 62/100

    RELEASE DATE: January 1st, 2017

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  • Mary Kills People

    CREATOR: Tara Armstrong
    CAST: Caroline Dhavernas Jay Ryan Richard Short


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

    RATING: 73/100

    RELEASE DATE: January 25th, 2017

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  • Cardinal

    CREATOR: Aubrey Nealon
    CAST: Billy Campbell Kristen Thomson Glen Gould

    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

    RATING: 78/100

    RELEASE DATE: January 25th, 2017

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  • Bellevue

    CREATOR: Jane Maggs, Adrienne Mitchell
    CAST: Anna Paquin Shawn Doyle Billy MacLellan

    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

    RATING: 67/100

    RELEASE DATE: January 12th, 2017

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Best Canadian TV series on Netflix or DVD in 2018

2010's best rated Canadian TV series out on DVD, Bluray or streaming on VOD (Netflix, Amazon).

  • Vikings

    CREATOR: Michael Hirst
    CAST: Gustaf Skarsgård Katheryn Winnick Alexander Ludwig

    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

    RATING: 87/100

    RELEASE DATE: March 3rd, 2013

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  • Trailer Park Boys

    CREATOR: Mike Clattenburg
    CAST: John Paul Tremblay Robb Wells Mike Smith

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

    RATING: 85/100

    RELEASE DATE: April 22nd, 2001

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  • Fringe

    CREATOR: J.J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci
    CAST: Anna Torv Joshua Jackson Jasika Nicole

    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

    RATING: 85/100

    RELEASE DATE: September 9th, 2008

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  • Blue Mountain State

    CREATOR: Eric Falconer, Chris Romano
    CAST: Darin Brooks Alan Ritchson Chris Romano

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

    RATING: 84/100

    RELEASE DATE: January 11th, 2010

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  • Orphan Black

    CREATOR: John Fawcett, Graeme Manson
    CAST: Tatiana Maslany Dylan Bruce Jordan Gavaris

    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

    RATING: 84/100

    RELEASE DATE: March 30th, 2013

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