From a media release:
APTN’s (Aboriginal Peoples Television Network) critically-acclaimed and award-winning dramatic comedy Mohawk Girls returns for its fifth and final season. The series 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 21st century. The half-hour dramedy follows these twenty-something women as they begin to forge their own identity within a community embedded with rules and cultural traditions.
Filmed and set in Montreal and the Kahnawake Mohawk Territory, the six-episode, fifth season of the half-hour dramedy premieres Tuesday, November 14 with weekly episodes airing on APTN e, and HD at 8:30 p.m. ET, APTN w at 8:30 p.m. MT and on APTN n at 8:30 p.m. CT.
Viewers can venture deeper into the world of Mohawk Girls via the interactive website, with a quiz app, behind-the-scenes secrets and entertaining content. Viewers can enjoy an enhanced viewing experience during the show by live Tweeting and simultaneously accessing bonus content via the link to the Second Screen Experience.
This season, the protagonists navigate love triangles, sex addiction, career aspirations, conformity, bad boyfriends, and impossible choices, all as they try to forge their own identities in a community embedded with rules and cultural traditions. With the show’s inimitable combination of humour and pathos, Season Five brings all four girls to the brink and forces them to answer the question of what kind of Mohawk they want to be.
The dynamic cast of four leading women includes returning cast members Jenny Pudavick (Bailey), Brittany LeBorgne (Zoe), Heather White (Caitlin), and Maika Harper (Anna). Meegwun Fairbrother (Butterhead), Shawn Youngchief (Ohserase), Dwain Murphy (Leon) and Jeffrey Wetsch (James) reprise their roles as the men they love. Also returning, Tantoo Cardinal as Zoe’s mom and Glen Gould as Bailey’s father.
Mohawk Girls 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 Pictures’ Catherine Bainbridge, Christina Fon and Linda Ludwick, and executive produced by Catherine Bainbridge, Christina Fon, Linda Ludwick and Ernest Webb. Innovate By Day is the Digital Media Producer. LVL is the producer of the Second Screen Experience web application. Monika Ille is the Executive Director, Programming and Scheduling for APTN.
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