From a media release:
Dani Kind, Juno Rinaldi and Jessalyn Wanlim join Catherine Reitman in the brash new comedy Workin’ Moms
- Series Starts Production in August 2016
Wolf & Rabbit Entertainment ULC and CBC today announced that Dani Kind (The Good Witch), Juno Rinaldi (The Killing), and Jessalyn Wanlim (Orphan Black) have been cast in leading roles alongside Catherine Reitman in the upcoming original comedy series, Workin’ Moms. Commissioned by CBC, produced by Wolf & Rabbit Entertainment ULC, and created by Reitman, the edgy 13-episode half-hour series is set to start production in Toronto beginning August 2016.
“I can’t say enough about these three exceptionally talented women. They truly embody the spirit of the show, “ said Catherine Reitman, Creator, Executive Producer and Star, Workin’ Moms. “I was excited before, but now that we’ve cast these hilarious women to play Anne, Frankie and Jenny, I really can’t wait to get production started and bring these characters, that I have such affection for, to life.”
Can women have it all? For these Workin’ Moms, some days yes and some days… not so much. This original comedy series tests that modern ideal and dares to shatter the ‘cult of mom’. When long-time friends Kate (Reitman), a warm and grounded PR Exec, and Anne, a no-nonsense therapist (Kind), meet cute but timid Jenny (Wanlim) and lovable mess Frankie (Rinaldi) in a judgmental mommies’ group, the four quickly band together and form an unlikely friendship. The series follows the struggles of these four urban moms, providing a raw and honest look at how they juggle love, careers, and parenthood. Whether it’s dealing with terrible coworkers, insatiable babies, postpartum depression, or sexual awakenings – they make it to the end of each day with humour and sometimes even a drop of grace.
Kind’s previous credits include a starring role along with Brooke Shields and Beau Bridges in the upcoming Hallmark made-for-TV movie Dearly Depotted. Select television credits include The Divide, Saving Hope, and Remedy. She is represented by Patterson Talent Management.
Rinaldi has appeared in such TV productions as Degrassi: The Next Generation, The Killing, Arrow, Supernatural, Fringe, Robson Arms, These Arms of Mine and Psych, and in films such as Life, Jennifer’s Body, The Tooth Fairy and The Linda McCartney Story. She is currently set to release Elbow Grease, four webisodes she co-wrote and starred in. Rinaldi is represented by The Characters Talent Agency.
Wanlim has just finished a season-long arc on the hit drama Orphan Black opposite Tatiana Maslany. Her extensive résumé includes appearances in The Closer, Modern Family, Gossip Girl, Bad Teacher, CSI: NY, Bones, Scoundrels, Alex Cross and All My Children. Wanlim is represented by Pantheon, Link Entertainment and by Law Firm Meyer & Downs.
Workin’ Moms is produced by Wolf & Rabbit Entertainment ULC, with Reitman and Philip Sternberg serving as Executive Producers.
Broadcast and additional casting details will be announced in the coming weeks.
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