From Ron Johnson of Post City:
Link: Ins Choiâ€™s award-winning Toronto play Kimâ€™s Convenience ready to make its comedic debut on CBC-TV
Ins Choi was happy when his play Kimâ€™s Convenience made it into the Toronto Fringe Festival. That was enough for a young kid fresh out of acting school at York University.
Now, after many stage productions at Soulpepper Theatre Company, tours, accolades and acclaim, Choiâ€™s plucky comedy about a Korean family running a convenience store is about to make its premiere on CBC-TV this fall. Continue reading.Â
From Bill Brioux of Brioux.tv:
Link: Set visit: party time at CBCâ€™s Kimâ€™s Convenience
Headed out toÂ Kimâ€™s ConvenienceÂ Tuesday but not for milk and bread. The comedy, premiering in OctoberÂ on CBC, is shooting in Toronto on seven standing sets spread across two large sound stages.
If youâ€™ve been watching CBCâ€™s Summer Olympic Games coverage, youâ€™ve no doubt seen the promos for the series. Continue reading.
From a media release:
Thunderbird, in association with Soulpepper, is pleased to announce that production is underway in Toronto on 13 episodes of new half-hour comedy KIMâ€™S CONVENIENCE, based on the Soulpepper production of Ins Choiâ€™s award-winning hit play. The series will premiere this fall on CBC.
KIM’S CONVENIENCE is the funny, heartfelt story of The Kims, a Korean-Canadian family who run a convenience store in downtown Toronto. The series centres around Mr. and Mrs. Kim (‘Appa’ and ‘Umma’), who immigrated to Toronto in the ’80s to set up shop near Regent Park, and their two grown kids, Jung and Janet. The world of KIM’S CONVENIENCE is real, colourful and urban – a diverse landscape of people and places – with the Kim family at its core, as they find humour in their everyday lives running the store.
Produced by Ivan Fecan and co-created by Ins Choi and Kevin White, the series stars Paul Sun-Hyung Lee (Shoot The Messenger, Degrassi: The Next Generation) as Appa, Jean Yoon (Orphan Black, The Expanse) as Umma, Simu Liu (Blood and Water, Taken) as Jung, Andrea Bang (Camp Death III: The Final Summer) as Janet, Andrew Phung (Adventures of a Pizza Guy) as Kimchee, and Nicole Power (Anne of Green Gables) as Shannon.
Executive Producers on KIMâ€™S CONVENIENCE are Ivan Fecan, Tim Gamble, Alexandra RaffÃ©,Â Leslie Lester, Albert Schultz, Ins Choi and Kevin White. Supervising Producers are Sandra Cunningham and Robin Cass.