From a media release:
Principal photography on Season 6 (10 x 30) ofÂ Mr. DÂ â€“ the popularÂ CBCÂ series starring comedianÂ Gerry DeeÂ â€“ is now under way in Halifax. The new season will premiere this fall.Â
Exploring the staff and student dynamics at a private school,Â Mr. DÂ is based on the stand-up comedy act of Dee, who was a teacher for nine years before transitioning to a career in comedy. The series revolves around the eponymousÂ Mr. D, an under-qualified and unmotivated teacher trying to fake his way through work â€“ and life.Â
The current season picks up from the hilarious Season 5 finale, in which Gerry and principal Lisa Mason (Lauren Hammersley) got hitched in a drunken haze following a disastrous fun fair at the elite day school. Â
Season 6 storylines include Gerry teaching in a prison to earn extra cash; Robert (Jonathan Torrens) fulfilling a few of his lifelong dreams; and Simon (Mark Little) and Nisha (new principle cast memberÂ Emma Hunter) slowly exploring their complicated relationship.Â Â
Mr. DÂ also starsÂ Bette MacDonaldÂ (Trudy),Â Naomi SnieckusÂ (Bobbi),Â Darrin RoseÂ (Bill),Â Wes WilliamsÂ (Paul), Suresh John (Malik), Kathleen PhillipsÂ (Emma), andÂ Bill WoodÂ (Frank). Guest stars this season will once again include Youtube sensationÂ Madison Tevlin, reprising her role as feisty Ricki, and other surprise guests to be announced later.Â
As well,Â Sandra Rogers, the winner ofÂ CBCâ€™sÂ Mr. DÂ Favourite Teacher Contest, will be heading to Halifax for a walk-on role later this summer. A teacher-librarian at Garth Webb Secondary School in Oakville, ON, Rogers was nominated by one of her students, 15-year-oldÂ Ishmam Tanveer.Â
Mr. DÂ is produced by Topsail Productions Limited and Gerard ADHD Entertainment Inc., in association with CBC, and is distributed worldwide by Entertainment One Television International Ltd. The series shoots in studio and on location in and around Halifax until mid-August.