From a media release:
Thunderbird Entertainment Group Inc. (TSXV: TBRD) (OTC: THBRF) (“Thunderbird” or the “Company”) is thrilled to announce that production of the next season of its hit CBC original comedy seriesÂ Kim’s ConvenienceÂ begins today inÂ Toronto. One ofÂ Canada’sÂ most-watched homegrown comedies, the fifth season is setÂ to premiere on CBC TV and CBC GemÂ in Winter 2021. As previously announced, CBC has also renewed the series for a sixth season.
In season five,Â the Kim family faces one of its toughest challenges yet, as they navigate a difficult medical diagnosis for Umma (Jean Yoon). With Appa (Paul Sun-Hyung Lee) stepping up asÂ the primary caregiver, and a recently graduated Janet (Andrea Bang) moving back in, boundaries are inevitably crossed. Meanwhile, Jung’s (Simu Liu) brief tripÂ to business school tests his relationship withÂ ShannonÂ (Nicole Power) as Kimchee (Andrew Phung) reconnects with his family, and his high school crush.
Earlier this year,Â Kim’s ConvenienceÂ was recognized byÂ TV GuideÂ as one of the best “feel good” streaming series available. It was also recently dubbed as a perfect quarantine distraction byÂ Oprah magazine. Additional accolades include numerous Canadian Screen Awards, Leo Awards, ACTRA Awards and a Canadian Comedy Award. The series has also received nominations for awards from the Writers Guild ofÂ Canada, and the Directors Guild ofÂ Canada. In addition, the series has received international acclaim, winning a 2019 award for “Most Popular Foreign Drama” at the 2019 Seoul International Drama Awards inÂ South Korea.
In addition to airing inÂ CanadaÂ on CBC and CBC Gem, the series also streams on Netflix and is watched on cable and VOD platforms around the world, including inÂ JapanÂ and Korea.
A CBC original series, Kim’s Convenience is based on the award-winning play by Ins Choi, who also adapted it for television. The series is produced by Ivan Fecan and co-created by Ins Choi and Kevin White on behalf of Thunderbird Entertainment in association with the Soulpepper Theatre Company. Executive Producers are Ivan Fecan, Alexandra RaffÃ©, Ins Choi and Kevin White, and Sandra Cunningham is Supervising Producer.