From a media release:
Principal photography has begun on the fifth season of CBCâ€™s bold and irreverent original comedy WORKINâ€™ MOMS (10×30), produced by Wolf + Rabbit Entertainment. The series is created by Catherine Reitman (Black-ish, Itâ€™s Always Sunny in Philadelphia), who serves as showrunner and executive producer and stars as Kate Foster. WORKINâ€™ MOMS looks at the polarizing and unexpected realities of the lives of a group of friendsâ€”all working momsâ€”and their partners, as theyâ€™ve adjusted to life as parents. They might not be able to have it all, but theyâ€™re sure as hell going to try. Production will continue in and around Toronto through late November for a winter 2021 premiere on CBC and the free CBC Gem streaming service.
Season five ofÂ WORKINâ€™ MOMSÂ continues to explore careers, motherhood and the delicate balance of having it all. Kate is inspired by a formidable new client, but could it cost her everything sheâ€™s worked for? AnneÂ leaves Kate and her old life behind, as she, Lionel and the family move to Calgary. While Frankie easily steps into a leadership role at work, she struggles to find a connection withÂ baby Solomon at home. Meanwhile, Jenny realizes her relationship with MCP could have more strings attached than she thought. The women embark on new chapters of their lives, whileÂ striving to maintain their friendships, careers, and parenting goals.
Returning cast include Dani Kind as Anne; Juno Rinaldi as Frankie; Jessalyn Wanlim as Jenny; Philip Sternberg as Nathan; Ryan Belleville as Lionel; Olunike Adeliyi as Giselle; Sarah McVie as Val; Katherine Barrell as Alicia; Sadie Munroe as Alice; Alex Mallari Jr. as MCP; Mimi Kuzyk as Eleanor; and Peter Keleghan as Richard, among other fan favourites. Joining the ensemble cast this season is Enuka Okuma (Impulse, Caught, Rookie Blue) as razor-sharp publishing executive Sloane Mitchell.
Earlier this month, Catherine Reitman was recognized by the Alliance for Women in Media with two Gracie Awards for WORKINâ€™ MOMSÂ â€”one for Best Lead Actress, Comedy and one for Best Direction, Comedy. The GraciesÂ® are named after media pioneer Gracie Allen, who embodied the character of the awards, and recognize exemplary programming created by, for and about women in radio, television, and interactive media.
WORKINâ€™ MOMS is executive produced by Catherine Reitman, Philip Sternberg and Jonathan A. Walker. Directors for the season are Mars Horodyski (Murdoch Mysteries, This Hour Has 22 Minutes) and Aleysa Young (New Eden, Baroness von Sketch Show). The series is written by Reitman, Jessie Gabe (Frankie Drake Mysteries, Mr. D) who is also co-executive producer this season, Karen Moore (Mary Kills People, Detention Adventure) who serves as supervising producer, Daniel Gold (Workinâ€™ Moms) and Linsey Stewart (Mr. D, The Commute). Associate producers are Karyn Nolan (Workinâ€™ Moms, The Stork Derby) and Lisa Benedetto (Workinâ€™ Moms). Â Series cinematography by Ben Lichty (TallBoyz), production design by Danielle Sahota (Workinâ€™ Moms, TallBoyz) and costume design by Sheila Fitzpatrick (Workinâ€™ Moms, The Padre). For CBC, Sally Catto is General Manager, Entertainment, Factual & Sports; Trish Williams is Executive Director, Scripted Content; Michelle Daly is Senior Director, Comedy, Scripted Content; and Sandra Picheca is Executive in Charge of Production.
A CBC original series, WORKINâ€™ MOMS is produced by Wolf + Rabbit Entertainment with the financial participation of the Canada Media Fund. The series is distributed internationally by Coldsprings Media LLCÂ and represented by Executive Producer Tina Horwitz and her company Vanguarde Artists Management. Nominated for multiple Canadian Screen Awards and two International EmmyÂ® Awards, the series airs in Canada on CBC and CBC Gem, and streams worldwide as a Netflix Original.