Fil-Canadians star in new TV series on Asian millennials
WATCH: Trailer for “Second Jen,” a new Canadian TV series. SECOND JEN
TORONTO, Ontario — Get set to tune in and watch “Second Jen,” a groundbreaking Canadian comedy series about two best friends, second-generation Asian millennials, both named Jen.
Amanda Joy (nicknamed Mo) plays a Filipino Canadian millennial who experiences lots of life’s firsts with best bud Samantha Wan (Jen), a Chinese Canadian.
They move into their own apartment, get their first jobs and experience their first loves. They strive to prove to their protective immigrant families–and themselves– that they can make it on their own.
The six-part, 30-minute coming-of-age comedy premieres Thursday, October 27, at 8:30 p.m. on City.
“Second Jen” stars co creators Amanda Joy and Samantha Wan and features Al Mukadam as Lewis and Munro Chambers as Nate.
Atticus Mitchell is Mo’s boss, Garth, Nile Seguin is Mo’s co-worker Alister. Caroline Mangosing plays Mo’s mom, Maryjun.
Janet Lo, Richard Tse and Timothy Lai play Jen’s mom Bunny, dad Harold, and brother Eric.
The series is written by Amanda Joy, Samantha Wan, Kevin Wallace and Carly Heffernan. Romeo Candido is the director.Don Ferguson Productions is the producer of “Second Jen” in association with Rogers Media.
Leading the project is show runner Jeff Biederman, who also acts as executive producer alongside Don Ferguson, Lucy Stewart and Kevin Wallis.
From Rogers Media, Nataline Rodrigues is director of Original Programming, Hayden Mindell is vice president of Television Programming and Content, and Colette Watson is vice president of Television and Broadcast Operations.
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