CBC, and APTN Collaborate on New Arctic Comedy Series “North of North”

Netflix, CBC & APTN team up for ‘North of North,’ a comedic journey in Arctic life. Starring Mary Lynn Rajskub & Jay Ryan.

Netflix, CBC & APTN team up for 'North of North,' a comedic journey in Arctic life. Starring Mary Lynn Rajskub & Jay Ryan.
Mary Lynn Rajskub and Jay Ryan. (Photo: Instagram, Getty images)

In an exciting collaboration between Netflix, CBC, and APTN, the production of a unique Arctic comedy series titled “North of North” has commenced in Nunavut, northern Canada.

The show, spearheaded by creators Stacey Aglok MacDonald and Alethea Arnaquq-Baril, promises to deliver laughter and warmth amidst the chilly backdrop of a small Arctic town.

The star-studded cast includes renowned actors Mary Lynn Rajskub and Jay Ryan, known for their versatile performances in various acclaimed productions.

Rajskub, famous for her role as Chloe O’Brian in the iconic series “24,” brings her comedic prowess to the forefront once again, following her recent appearances in “Night School” and “Mayfield Games.”

Meanwhile, Jay Ryan, recognized for his roles in New Zealand soaps and series like “Mary Kills People” and “Beauty and the Beast,” adds depth to the ensemble with his seasoned acting skills.

Joining the lead, Anna Lambe, who portrays the determined young Inuk mother Siaja, are talented newcomers Maika Harper, Braeden Clarke, Kelly William, Zorga Qaunaq, Doreen Simmonds, and Tanya Tagaq. Notably, Keira Cooper, a 7-year-old actress from Iqaluit, Nunavut, captivates audiences as Siaja’s daughter, Bun, infusing the series with youthful energy and innocence.

“North of North” follows Siaja’s journey as she navigates the complexities of life in her close-knit Arctic community while striving to carve out a brighter future for herself and her daughter.

Set against the backdrop of a small town where everyone knows each other’s business, the series promises to explore themes of resilience, community, and the universal quest for fulfillment.

The production boasts a talented lineup of directors, including Anya Adams, Danis Goulet, Zoe Leigh Hopkins, Lisa Jackson, Renuka Jeyapalan, and Aleysa Young, who are poised to bring the creators’ vision to life with their distinct storytelling styles.

As Netflix continues to expand its investment in Canadian content, “North of North” represents the latest addition to its growing portfolio of homegrown series.

The collaboration with CBC, Canada’s esteemed public broadcaster, underscores the commitment to fostering diverse voices and narratives within the Canadian entertainment industry.

Executive producers Stacey Aglok MacDonald, Alethea Arnaquq-Baril, Miranda de Pencier, Anya Adams, Susan Coyne, and Garry Campbell are at the helm of the project, ensuring a seamless production process and a compelling viewing experience for audiences worldwide.

“North of North” not only promises to entertain but also shines a spotlight on the rich cultural heritage of Canada’s Arctic communities.

With its blend of humor, heart, and authenticity, the series is poised to captivate audiences and leave a lasting impact in the world of television comedy.

Stay tuned for updates as “North of North” continues its production journey, offering viewers a refreshing take on life in the far north and the enduring bonds that unite us all.

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