From a media release:
APTNâ€™s (Aboriginal Peoples Television Network) critically-acclaimed and award-winning dramatic comedyÂ Mohawk GirlsÂ returns for season four. The show takes a comedic look at the lives of four modern-day women trying to stay true to their roots while navigating sex, work, love and what it means to be Mohawk in the 21stÂ century.
Filmed and set in Montreal and the Kahnawake Mohawk Territory, the eight-episode, fourth season of the half-hour dramedy premieresÂ Tuesday, OctoberÂ 25Â with weekly episodes airing onÂ APTN E,Â andÂ HDÂ atÂ 9:30 p.m. ET, APTN W at 9:30 p.m. MTÂ and onÂ APTN NÂ onÂ SundaysÂ atÂ 10:30 p.m. CTÂ (premiering on Oct. 30).
Viewers can venture deeper into the world ofÂ Mohawk GirlsÂ via the interactiveÂ website, with a quiz app, behind-the-scenes secrets and entertaining graphic content. The devoted online community of the series can connect viaÂ Facebook,Â Instagram,Â TwitterÂ andÂ TumblrÂ .
This season, the girls are pushed further out of their comfort zones as they deal with interracial dating, politics, wedding planning, love triangles, career aspirations, all as they try to forge their own identities in a community embedded with rules and cultural traditions.
The dynamic cast of four leading women includes returning cast members Jenny Pudavick (Bailey), Brittany LeBorgne (Zoe), Heather White (Caitlin), and Maika Harper (Anna).Â Meegwun Fairbrother (Butterhead), Kyle Nobess (Thunder), Jimmy Blais (Watio) and Shawn Youngchief (Ohserase), reprise their roles as the men they love.Â Also returning, Tantoo Cardinal as Zoeâ€™s mom, Glen Gould as Bailey’s father and Jeffrey Wetsch as James. New this year is Dwain Murphy, who takes over the role of Leon.
The series was nominated for 4 Canadian Screen Awards this spring, including Best Comedy Series, Best Direction in a Comedy Program or Series, Best Writing in a Comedy Program or Series, and Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Comedic Role (Brittany LeBorgne). It has several awards to its name, including a Golden Sheaf Award in the Comedy category at the Yorkton Film Festival, the APTN Award at the Festival PrÃ©sence Autochtone (Montreal First Peoplesâ€™ Festival) and a nomination for Best Sitcom at the Banff Rockie Awards. Spafax has licensed several episodes of the show, airing them on the Comedy TV channel on Air Canada enRoute Inflight Entertainment on domestic and international flights. US distributor GRB represents the show worldwide andÂ Mohawk GirlsÂ debuted in Australia on the SBS network in June.
Mohawk GirlsÂ is created and executive produced by Tracey Deer and Cynthia Knight; Tracey Deer directs the episodes and Cynthia Knight is the head writer. The series is produced by Rezolution Picturesâ€™ Catherine Bainbridge, Christina Fon and Linda Ludwick, and executive produced by Catherine Bainbridge, Christina Fon, Linda Ludwick and Ernest Webb.Â Innovate By DayÂ is the Digital Media Producer. Monika Ille is the Executive Director, Programming and Scheduling for APTN.