From a media release:
Creator, producer, and starÂ Vanessa MatsuiÂ alongside producers Katie Nolan and Lindsay Tapscott ofÂ Babe Nation FilmsÂ today announcedÂ Ghost BFFÂ will return toÂ Shaftesburyâ€™s KindaTVÂ for its second season on July 7.Â Ghost BFF,Â which stars Matsui (The Handmaidâ€™s Tale,Â Shadowhunters,Â The Smurfs 2) andÂ Kaniehtiio HornÂ (Barskins, Letterkenny) in the lead roles, launched in 2018 and received two Canadian Screen Award nominations in 2019 for Best Web Series, Fiction and Best Lead Performance in a Digital Program or Series (Matsui). Award-winning actorsÂ Angela AsherÂ (Bad Blood),Â Jean YoonÂ (Kimâ€™s Convenience) andÂ Dani KindÂ (Workin’ Moms),Â along withÂ Steve LundÂ (Schittâ€™s Creek,Â Bitten),Â Yani GellmanÂ (The Lizzie McGuire Movie, Pretty Little Liars),Â andÂ Thomas ColfordÂ (Backstreet) join season one regularsÂ Jane MoffatÂ (Backstage),Â Dan BeirneÂ (Workinâ€™ Moms,Â Murdoch Mysteries) andÂ Rick RobertsÂ (Fortunate Son,Â This Life), as part of this seasonâ€™s stellar cast.
Filmed in Toronto, the fully female-led dark comedyÂ Ghost BFFÂ continues its exploration of mental health as it follows two best friends, Amy (Matsui) and Tara (Horn), one alive, one dead, across planes of existence, as they struggle to find themselves and right past wrongs following Taraâ€™s suicide. Season Two delves deeper into Amyâ€™s struggles as she addresses unemployment, singledom, unexpected challenges, and the grief of missing her friend. Tara returns once again as a ghost to find closure with her mother (Asher), to help Amy heal, and to gain a better understanding of her own narrative of what happened the day she died.
As part of theÂ Ghost BFFÂ experience, eight mental health PSAs have been created by the production team to accompany the eight seriesâ€™ episodes and will be launched in parallel as a supportive element to discuss mindfulness, depression, anxiety, boundaries, and self-care.
Created and written by Vanessa Matsui, the series is produced by Katie Nolan and Lindsay Tapscott of Babe Nation Films, and is directed by Lindsay MacKay (Wet Bum,Â Running with Violet). Matsui, who is a recent fellow of the Sundance Institute | YouTube New Voices Lab Program where Season Two was developed, also acts as Executive Producer and directs episode #6. Produced with the assistance of the Ontario creates, Bell Fund, Telus, Canada Media Fund. Shaftesbury holds worldwide distribution rights, excluding the U.S.
Season OneÂ is currently available on KindaTV.