The Canadian hit Kim’s Convenience may have just been cancelled after five glorious seasons, but that doesn’t mean we’ve seen the last of these iconic characters. Rumours have been swirling about a potential spin-off hitting our screens. Here’s everything we know about it so far…
So word on the street is that CBC has picked up a new series titled Strays. It’s already in production and stars Kim’s Convenience alumna Nicole Power playing her character from the original show, Shannon Ross. In this new series, the upbeat and enthusiastic car-rental agency manager is embarking on a new career in Hamilton.
The show was co-created by Kevin White, who you may also know from his work on other Canadian hits like Schitt’s Creek, Corner Gas, and of course, Kim’s Convenience. Safe to say we’re in good hands!
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As if that’s not enough! CBC is also working on a new original comedy starring a different Kim’s Convenience actor. You’ll recognize Andrew Phung (who plays Kimchee on Kim’s) in a new show called Run The Burbs. The series will be all about a Canadian family living life to the fullest in the suburbs.
Both new shows will be half-hour comedies that are sure to leave us in stitches. Both are set to hit our screens as part of the 2021-2022 CBC season.
So pop that popcorn and get ready, people! Canadian television has two exciting new contenders.