Even though its second season has yet to air, CBC has already went ahead and renewed the CSA-nominated original series Moonshine for a third season in 2023. Production on the dramedy (8×60) is currently underway in Nova Scotia. Created by Sheri Elwood (Lucifer, Call Me Fitz) and produced by Six Eleven Media and Entertainment One (eOne), the series follows the Finley-Cullens, a dysfunctional clan of adult half-siblings battling for control of the Moonshine, a ramshackle campground on the South Shore of Nova Scotia. The second season will premiere this fall on Sunday, October 2, 2022 at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT) on CBC and CBC Gem, and the entire first season is available to stream now on CBC Gem.
The 2022 Canadian Screen Award nominated series stars Jennifer Finnigan (Salvation), Anastasia Phillips (Reign), Emma Hunter (The Beaverton, Mr. D), Tom Stevens (The 100, Beyond), Alexander Nunez (Avocado Toast), Peter MacNeill (Good Witch), Erin Darke (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Miracle Workers), Farid Yazdani (Day Players, Suits), James Gilbert (Suits, Salvation), Celia Owen (A Small Fortune), Calem MacDonald (Umbrella Academy), Allan Hawco (Frontier, Departure), Allegra Fulton (Chapelwaite), Leigh-Ann Rose (The Young and the Restless) and JD Martin (Manifest). Guest stars rounding out the cast in Season 3 are Jonathan Silverman (Weekend at Bernie’s) and Kirsten Howell (Trailer Park Boys).
“I’m humbled and thrilled to be able to continue the saga of the Finley-Cullens along with my team of talented writers, directors and cast. These characters have taken on a life of their own and I’m beyond grateful to our partners at CBC and eOne for allowing us the creative freedom to wave our freak flags for another season,” said showrunner, creator and director Sheri Elwood.
“We welcome the Finley-Cullens back to CBC with open arms for Season 2 this fall, and we can’t wait to watch sparks fly between Jennifer Finnigan and Allan Hawco as he joins Moonshine’s incredibly talented cast of South Shore characters,” says Sally Catto, General Manager of Entertainment, Factual & Sports, CBC. “Sheri has crafted a heartwarming and hilarious series centered around a perfectly imperfect family that continues to keep us on our toes, and we can’t wait to see where Season 3 takes them.”
“We are delighted to be filming the third season of Moonshine in our beautiful home province of Nova Scotia with our world-class crew, remarkable talent and stunning locations,” said Charles Bishop, Executive Producer Six Eleven Media.
“It’s an honour to work with the incredibly talented cast and crew of Moonshine, and we’re thrilled to return to Nova Scotia to embark on a new season of exploits with the Finley-Cullens,” said Jocelyn Hamilton (President, Television – Canada, eOne). “With its unique mix of heart, hilarity and intrigue that fans have come to know and love, this is a season that Canadian audiences won’t want to miss.”
A CBC original series, Moonshine is produced by Six Eleven Media and eOne. Created and Executive Produced by showrunner, writer and director Sheri Elwood, the show is executive produced alongside Six Eleven Media’s Charles Bishop. Jocelyn Hamilton serves as executive producer for eOne. For CBC, Sally Catto is General Manager, Entertainment, Factual & Sports; Trish Williams is Executive Director, Scripted Content; Sarah Adams is Director of Current Production, Drama; and Gosia Kamela is Executive in Charge of Production, Drama. The series is produced with the assistance of the Government of Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia Film & Television Production Incentive Fund. Additional funding comes from the Canada Media Fund, Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit and the Canadian Film or Video Tax Credit. Moonshine is distributed internationally by eOne.
Moonshine Season 2 will premiere Sunday, October 2, 2022 at 9 p.m. on CBC and CBC Gem.
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