From a media release:
Wolf & Rabbit Entertainment ULC and CBC today announcedÂ that production is underway on the highly anticipated original comedy seriesÂ WORKINâ€™ MOMSÂ (13 x 30). Created by Catherine Reitman (Black-ish,Â Itâ€™s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,Â Breakin’ it DownÂ with Catherine Reitman), who serves as showrunner and also stars in the series,Â WORKINâ€™ MOMSÂ dares to shatter the â€˜cult of mom.â€™ Production will continue in Toronto until the end of October with the series premiere on CBC set for winter 2017.
Largely drawn from Reitmanâ€™s own personal experiences,Â WORKINâ€™ MOMSÂ is an ensemble comedy that examines the modern ideal that working mothers can have it all. When long-time friends Kate (Reitman), a warm and grounded PR Exec, and Anne (Dani Kind;Â The Good Witch), a no-nonsense therapist, meet timid IT tech Jenny (Jessalyn Wanlim;Â Orphan Black) and lovable mess real estate agent Frankie (Juno Rinaldi,Â The Killing) in a judgmental mommiesâ€™ group, the four quickly form an unlikely friendship. The series follows the struggles of these urban moms, providing a raw and honest look at how they juggle their burgeoning identities as mothers.
Previously announcedÂ cast membersÂ Kind,Â Rinaldi and Wanlim are joined by Philip Sternbergâ€”Reitmanâ€™s real life husband and producing partnerâ€”as Kateâ€™s husband Nathan; Ryan Belleville (Wynonna Earp,Â Satisfaction) as Anneâ€™s husband Lionel; Olunike Adeliyi (Republic of Doyle,Â Flashpoint) as Frankieâ€™s wife Giselle; Dennis Andres (Bed of the Dead) as Jennyâ€™s husband Ian; Kevin Vidal (Sunnyside,Â The Second City Project) as Kateâ€™s work nemesis Mo; Mimi Kuzyk (UnREAL,Â Blue Murder) as Kateâ€™s mother Eleanor; and Peter Keleghan (Murdoch Mysteries,Â Ginger Snaps) as Kateâ€™s boss, Richard Greenwood.
WORKINâ€™ MOMSÂ is executive produced byÂ Catherine Reitman and Philip Sternberg (Divorce Corp., Six Little McGhees). Reitman is set to direct two of the episodes with Paul Fox (Schittâ€™s Creek,Â This Life) and Aleysa Young (Baroness Von Sketch Show) directing the remaining 11 episodes.Â The series is written by Reitman, Rebecca Kohler (Kimâ€™s Convenience,This Hour Has 22 Minutes), Karen Moore (What Would Sal Do,Â Rookie Blue), Diane Flacks (Baroness Von Sketch Show,Â Young Drunk Punk) and Ingrid Haas (The UCB Show,Â Vice).Â Series cinematography by Maya Bankovic (Below Her Mouth), production design by Elisa Sauve (Miltonâ€™s Secret, Zoom) and costume design by Sheila Fitzpatrick (Degrassi: Next Class).
Commissioned by CBC,Â WORKINâ€™ MOMSÂ is produced by Wolf & Rabbit Entertainment ULC with the participation of the Canadian Media Fund. The series is distributed internationally by Coldsprings Media LLCÂ and represented by Vanguarde Artist Management and CAA.