CBC confirmed a not-so-secret secret this morning by formally renewing Moonshine for a second season. If you follow series star Jennifer Finnigan or showrunner Sheri Elwood on social media, you’ve seen their posts from the second season’s filming, which just wrapped last month in Nova Scotia. That’s the good news.
The bad news is you have to wait until next fall for the next set of eight new episodes. The badass news is that the charming and delightful Allan Hawco returns as a series regular to torment Lidia (and us) with his Gale-ness. Yes, please and thank you.
Here’s what Elwood had to say about the renewal:
“Moonshine is a passion project, and I’m thrilled by this early vote of confidence from CBC. I’ve never worked with such a brilliant cast, and the more we scratch the surface of this band of eccentric characters, the more I fall in love with them. I can’t wait to show the world how their stories evolve and learn that we all have a little Finley-Cullen magic in us — whether we want it or not.”
The producers had this to say:
“With a narrative expertly crafted by Sheri Elwood, we’re so proud of Moonshine’s ability to captivate audiences with its motley crew of characters navigating family dynamics, set against a stunning Nova Scotia landscape and timeless soundtrack,” said Jocelyn Hamilton, President, Canada, eOne Television. “The pedigree of talent behind and in front of the camera is remarkable, and we’re looking forward to delivering another stellar season of this show to Canadian audiences next year.”
“We are hard at work to deliver another exciting season of Moonshine for CBC and we’re delighted to be able to shoot in our home province of Nova Scotia with our incredible cast and crew led by the incomparable Sheri Elwood,” said Charles Bishop, CEO and Executive Producer, Six Eleven Media.
And here’s the tease for what to expect when we pick back up next year: Season 2 will include epic dance routines, dirty bingo, snow crab-jacking and a high stakes turf war with a band of outlaw bikers. Fate will manifest very differently for the entire family, with characters fighting their destiny tooth and nail as Lidia goes to extremes to save the business from financial ruin.
You can catch all of Season 1 streaming now on CBC Gem and all our coverage, including previews and interviews, is here. For the cast’s fans in the States, we’ll keep you posted on a U.S. outlet when we hear about it.
Photos courtesy of CBC.