'Revenant' Actor Brendan Fletcher Hospitalized After Firearm Injury on TV Set

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Brendan Fletcher

The Canadian actor suffered throat lacerations on the set of the CTV drama 'Cardinal,' now shooting in Sudbury, Ontario.

Actor Brendan Fletcher was hospitalized after sustaining an injury during a scene involving a firearm on the set of Canadian drama Cardinal.

Tyman Stewart, an agent at The Characters Agency who represents Fletcher, confirmed the incident to The Hollywood Reporter. 

Fletcher, who recently appeared in The Revenant, was shooting the CTV drama in Sudbury, Ontario. On the Cardinal set, the actor took a discharge to his throat from a firearm not fully emptied of blanks and suffered a serious flesh wound.

"Definitely no fault of his. He [Fletcher] is recovering well, but to what extent only time will tell," Stewart said in a statement.

Canadian broadcaster CTV, which will air Cardinal, confirmed Fletcher received treatment at a hospital and has since been discharged.

"Production was interrupted for one day and has since resumed," the broadcaster said. Fletcher plays Eric Fraser in the six-part drama, which also stars Billy Campbell (The Killing) and Karine Vanasse (Revenge, Pan Am).

The Ontario Ministry of Labor, which investigates workplace injuries in the province and is probing the Cardinal incident, was not available for comment.

The Canadian serialized drama, produced by Sienna Films and Entertainment One, has Orphan Black writer-producer Aubrey Nealon executive producing and showrunning.

Cardinal is based on John Cardinal Mysteries, a crime novel series written by Giles Blunt. The series starts with the discovery of Katie Pine, a missing 13-year-old whose body is found in the shaft-head of an abandoned mine.

The series follows detective John Cardinal (Campbell) as he tries to uncover the mystery of what happened to the young girl while coming under investigation by his new partner, Lise Delorme, played by Vanasse, a tough investigator in her own right.

CTV will debut the drama as part of its 2016-17 season. Production started last month in northern Ontario.

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