Omni Regional announced today (November 1) that it has greenlit production on new seasons for three original Canadian TV series, all of which feature multicultural content.
Although lead actor Steph Song of the crime drama series Blood and Water previously informed the Georgia Straight in October that the series was in production for its third season, Omni confirmed that the show has been renewed with eight new half-hour episodes.
In the previous two seasons of the multilingual, Vancouver-set drama, detective Jo Bradley (Song) returned home from a trip to China and teamed up with a new partner (Byron Mann) to investigate a new murder case involving the dynastic Xie family.
The comedy series Second Jen, created by and starring Amanda Joy and Port Moody's Samantha Wan, follows the adventures (and misadventures) of two spirited second-generation Asian Canadian millennials as they move out on their own in Toronto.
Production on six new half-hour episodes will begin in January.
Due to popular demand, the digital series Mangoes will join the programming lineup.
This Toronto-based dramedy, created by and starring Adeel and Khurram Suhrwardy, follows South Asian Canadian newcomers Sami (Adeel), Rakey (Khurram), and Asha (Maha Warsi) as they learn about and integrate into their new country.
Six new half-hour episodes will begin filming in January.
The new seasons of these series are all slated to air in 2018, with premiere dates yet to be announced.