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The Trojan Horse (miniseries)

The Trojan Horse
Created by Paul Gross
John Krizanc
Written by John Krizanc
Paul Gross
Directed by Charles Binamé
Starring Paul Gross
Greta Scacchi
Tom Skerritt
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 2
Producer(s) Paul Gross (exec.)
Penny McDonald (assoc.)
Thom J. Pretak (line)
Frank Siracusa (exec.)
Original channel CBC
Original release 30 March 2008 (Ep. 1) – 6 April 2008 (Ep. 2)
Preceded by H2O

The Trojan Horse is a Canadian political drama two-part miniseries that first aired on CBC Television on 30 March 2008. It is a sequel to the 2004 miniseries, H2O. It starred Paul Gross, Greta Scacchi and Tom Skerritt. It was directed by Charles Binamé.


The story begins while a nationwide referendum is being held to decide whether or not Canada will join the United States. The people of Canada vote to join the U.S., while Prime Minister Tom McLaughlin (Paul Gross) watches the results on the news. Sitting at the house of former Prime Minister Marc Lavigne (Guy Nadon; from H2O), he plots revenge, stating that one day, he would tell Lavigne the fable of "The Mouse and the Frog".

Two years pass, at which point the film resumes. Canada has been split into six states (British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and Terra Nova), each with electoral votes, and representation in Congress. The story proceeds to focus on three major storylines: Tom McLaughlin attempting to reshape his political career and ascend to the presidency; reporter Helen Madigan (Greta Scacchi) uncovering elements of political intrigue as she follows leads into the murder of her estranged son; and U.S. President Stanfield (Tom Skerritt) using any means necessary to justify an invasion of Saudi Arabia in order to halt China's oil supply.


Actor Role
Paul Gross Thomas David McLaughlin
Rick Cosnett Will Tullman
Tom Skerritt President Stanfield
Martha Burns Mary Miller
Clark Johnson John Neelon
Saul Rubinek Rafe Kott
Rachael Crawford Colleen Howell
Kenneth Welsh Randall Spear
William Hutt Miles Fortnum (of MI6)
Stephen McHattie Jack Shea


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