One of the funniest and boldest comedies to arrive on the scene last season was CBC’s W0rkin’ Moms. Series creator and star Catherine Reitman and company are now back at work, as production is underway on Season 2 of the series that looks at the polarizing and unexpected realities of the lives of a group of friends—all working moms—and their partners, as they adjust to life as parents. Production will continue in and around Toronto until October for a winter premiere on CBC.
“We are thrilled to be back in production with CBC on the new season of Workin’ Moms,” said Catherine Reitman, creator and executive producer. “The response to Season 1 was incredible and we’re excited to build on that momentum with our second season.” Season 2 will once again consist of 13 half-hour episodes.
Season 2 picks up as Kate faces the professional consequences of choosing her baby over her career. For Anne (Dani Kind), a past relationship resurfaces; revealing a secret she and Lionel had kept from Alice. Frankie (Juno Rinaldi) finds her way again without Giselle, and Ian and Jenny (Jessalyn Wanlim) deal with their separation as Ian continues to work on his screenplay.
Returning cast include Dani Kind as Anne, Juno Rinaldi as Frankie, Jessalyn Wanlim as Jenny, Philip Sternberg as Nathan, Ryan Belleville as Lionel, Olunike Adeliyi as Giselle, Dennis Andres as Ian, Sarah McVie as Val, Katherine Barrell as Alicia, Mimi Kuzyk as Eleanor and Peter Keleghan as Richard. Joining the ensemble cast this season are Amanda Brugel (Kim’s Convenience, The Handmaid’s Tale) as Sonia, a barista and improv teacher, Angela Asher (Hard Rock Medical) as Dorothy, a wealthy eccentric, Christopher Redman (CSI: Miami, Reverie) as Brad Heshinton, hypnotherapist, and as a special guest, singer, songwriter and author Jann Arden as Anne’s mother Jane.
Workin’ Moms is executive produced by Catherine Reitman and Philip Sternberg (Divorce Corp., Six Little McGhees). Directors for the season are Catherine Reitman, Paul Fox (Anne, Schitt’s Creek), Molly McGlynn (How to Buy a Baby), Philip Sternberg and Aleysa Young (Baroness von Sketch Show). The series is written by Reitman, Rebecca Kohler (Kim’s Convenience, This Hour Has 22 Minutes), Karen Moore (What Would Sal Do, Rookie Blue), Jillian Locke (X Company, Adam and Wiley’s Lost Weekend), Kathleen Phillips (Sunnyside), Robby Hoffman (Odd Squad) and Hannah Cheesman (Whatever, Linda). Series cinematography by Maya Bankovic (Below Her Mouth), production design by Elisa Sauve (Octavio Is Dead, Milton’s Secret) and costume design by Sheila Fitzpatrick (Degrassi: Next Class).
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Workin’ Moms will return for Season 2 to CBC in winter 2018.
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