Kim’s convenience, the Canadian comedy that airs on Netflix in the US and many countries around the world, is wrapping up its upcoming fifth season.
The show, which has been praised for its portrayal of a Korean Canadian family, was renewed until season six, but co-creators Ins Choi and Kevin White decided to move on and will now end with season five.
The season will end on CBC in Canada on April 13.
The show follows the Kim family, who run a convenience store in Toronto’s Moss Park neighborhood. It stars Paul Sun-Hyung Lee and Jean Yoon as the parents and children played by Andrea Bang and Simu Liu, who will lead the cast of Marvel’s. Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings film.
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Kim’s convenience, which is based on Choi’s play from 2011, premiered in 2016 and is produced by Ivan Fecan, created by Choi and White on behalf of Thunderbird Entertainment in association with Soulpepper Theater Company. The executive producers are Fecan, Alexandra Raffé, Choi, White and Sandra Cunningham.
“The authenticity of the narrative is at the heart of the success of Kim’s convenience. At the end of season 5 production, our two co-creators confirmed that they were moving on to other projects, ”the producers said in a statement. “Given his departure from the series, we have come to the difficult conclusion that we cannot deliver another season with the same heart and quality that has made the show so special. Kim’s convenience It has meant a lot to our cast, writers, crew, and audiences around the world. Despite the restrictions and complications of shooting during the pandemic, season five is our best season to date. It has been a privilege and a great pleasure to work with Kim’s family of talented writers and performers for the past five years. Thank you to our fans for the love and support you have given to this show. “
“Kim’s convenience has built a powerful and inspiring connection with audiences in Canada and around the world, ”added Sally Catto, General Manager, Entertainment, Factual and Sports, CBC. “While we are saddened to say goodbye to this beloved and innovative show, we are incredibly proud to have been a part of its journey and we understand the producers’ creative decision to conclude the show at this time.”