APTN’s (Aboriginal Peoples Television Network) critically-acclaimed and award-winning dramatic comedy Mohawk Girls returns for season four. The show takes a comedic look at the lives of four modern-day women trying to stay true to their roots while navigating sex, work, love and what it means to be Mohawk in the 21st century.
Filmed and set in Montreal and the Kahnawake Mohawk Territory, the eight-episode, fourth season of the half-hour dramedy premieres Tuesday, October25 with weekly episodes airing on APTN e, and HD at 9:30 p.m. ET, APTN w at 9:30 p.m. MT and on APTN n on Sundays at 10:30 p.m. CT (premiering on Oct. 30).
Viewers can venture deeper into the world of Mohawk Girls via the interactive website, with a quiz app, behind-the-scenes secrets and entertaining graphic content. The devoted online community of the series can connect via Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Tumblr.
This season, the girls are pushed further out of their comfort zones as they deal with interracial dating, politics, wedding planning, love triangles, career aspirations, all as they try to forge their own identities in a community embedded with rules and cultural traditions.
In Season 4, Bailey chooses a path that she hopes will make her happy while satisfying her family and community. But it soon becomes clear to her that she can’t have her cake and eat it too; she’ll have to choose between following her heart and being a good Mohawk. Zoe goes to extremes to win back the community’s approval after shirking her duties at a fundraiser at the end of Season 3. But trying to be everything to everyone takes its toll and she reverts to indulging in her kinky little secret, which threatens to derail both her personal and professional life. Caitlin, after discovering that she’s never had a healthy relationship before, throws caution to the wind and embarks on one, despite her community’s disapproval. But when things begin to go a little too well, she falls back into an all-too-familiar pattern of self-sabotage, putting the relationship – and her chance of happiness – in jeopardy. And, after fighting with her mother and losing her boyfriend Thunder at the end of last season, Anna is ready to call it quits and move back to New York. But to her surprise, she’s finally welcomed into the community with open arms… as long as she conforms to the rules of the rez. But will that be too much conformity for this free spirit?
The dynamic cast of four leading women includes returning cast members Jenny Pudavick (Bailey), Brittany LeBorgne (Zoe), Heather White (Caitlin), and Maika Harper (Anna). Meegwun Fairbrother (Butterhead), Kyle Nobess (Thunder), Jimmy Blais (Watio) and Shawn Youngchief (Ohserase), reprise their roles as the men they love. Also returning, Tantoo Cardinal as Zoe’s mom, Glen Gould as Bailey’s father and Jeffrey Wetsch as James. New this year is Dwain Murphy, who takes over the role of Leon.
The series was nominated for 4 Canadian Screen Awards this spring, including Best Comedy Series, Best Direction in a Comedy Program or Series, Best Writing in a Comedy Program or Series, and Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Comedic Role (Brittany LeBorgne). It has several awards to its name, including a Golden Sheaf Award in the Comedy category at the Yorkton Film Festival, the APTN Award at the Festival Présence Autochtone (Montreal First Peoples’ Festival) and a nomination for Best Sitcom at the Banff Rockie Awards. Spafax has licensed several episodes of the show, airing them on the Comedy TV channel on Air Canada enRoute Inflight Entertainment on domestic and international flights. US distributor GRB represents the show worldwide andMohawk Girls debuted in Australia on the SBS network in June.