One can never prepare himself or herself for parenthood. Yet, many women dive into an intense pursuit, preparing and practising motherhood even before they are mothers. Many women also set expectations for themselves which includes, giving birth, nursing and returning to work once the child is of manageable age. However, what comes after giving birth isn’t always what one may have anticipated.
Workin’ Moms is a Canadian comedy series that showcases the real-life struggles of working moms after delivering a baby and while raising a child. It centres around four working mothers who try to maintain a balance between their jobs, love life, family and mostly try to give time to their kids in today’s world as they reside in Toronto, Canada.
The series is created by Catherine Reitman along with Philip Sternberg and filmed in Toronto and first premiered on January 10, 2017 on CBC television. This comedy-drama is written by Rebecca Kohler, Diane Flacks, Karen Moore and Ingrid Haas, and directed by Catherine Reitman, Aleysa Young, and Paul Fox. Workin’ Moms is produced by Wolf & Rabbit Entertainment which is owned by Catherine Reitman and her husband Philip Sternberg.
After a successful stint in Canada, the picked up by Netflix and released on the platform in January 2019. “Being a strong supporter of Canadian creators and producers we are thrilled when our series are seen around the world. There’s no denying that [streamers] like Amazon and Netflix have that incredible platform,” CBC’s general manager of programming, Sally Catto, says. “They allow audiences outside the country and even perhaps within Canada that haven’t had an opportunity to see these series or weren’t aware of them be exposed to them.”
The show has garnered a dozen Canadian Screen Award nominations and an International Emmy nomination. In 2017, the show won a prestigious award, the World’s Best Comedy Television Program in New York Festival.
Workin’ Moms Cast: Who is in it?
The main cast of the show is led by Catherine Reitma, who plays plays Kate Foster, Dani Kind who plays Anne Carlson and Juno Rinaldi who stars as Frankie Coyne. Other cast members include Dennis Andres as Ian Matthews, Jessalyn Wanlim as Jenny Matthews and Trenna Keating as Shanon. The recurring cast of the show includes Katherine Barrell as Alicia Rutherford (season 1–2), Ryan Belleville as Lionel Carlson, Kevin Vidal as Mo Daniels (season 1–2), Novie Edwards as Sheila (season 1), Jess Salgueiro as Mean Nanny / Renya, Oluniké Adeliyi as Giselle Bois and Philip Sternberg as Nathan Foster.