The GWW has learned that CBC Television’s ‘Kim’s Convenience’ has officially been renewed for a fifth season.
The Canadian sitcom premiered on October 2016, and depicts the Korean-Canadian Kim family who run a convenience store in the Moss Park neighborhood of Toronto: parents “Appa” and “Umma” along with their daughter Janet and estranged son Jung. The series is based on Ins Choi’s 2011 play of the same name. It’s currently in the midst of airing its fourth season, with the latest episode being the fourth of season 4 (“Happy Ummaversary”).
The main cast includes; Paul Sun-Hyung Lee (‘Shoot the Messenger,’ ‘Almost Heroes’), Jean Yoon (‘The Expanse,’ ‘Orphan Black’), Andrea Bang (‘Luce,’ ‘Running with Violet’), and Simu Liu (‘Heroes Reborn,’ ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’).
Kevin White (‘Corner Gas,’ ‘Schitt’s Creek’) serves as showrunner and co-created the series with Choi (‘Insectibles,’ ‘Begin to Begin’).
While there is no premiere date yet, it could air as early as January 5, 2021 (following the pattern of the last two seasons).