June 26, 2018

Kim’s Convenience to launch on Netflix internationally

All seasons of the hit comedy series will soon be available on the streamer in select international territories.

Lauren Malyk/ Playback Thunderbird Entertainment has inked a deal with streaming giant Netflix to bring its hit comedy Kim’s Convenience to select international territories.

All current seasons of the series will be available on the streamer soon, according to a release.
Netflix declined to provide more information on when the show will be available and in which
territories.

Kim’s Convenience currently airs on CBC and is also available on Netflix in Canada. In March, the
comedy walked away with the 2018 Canadian Screen Award for best comedy.

Production is currently underway on season three of the show, and in May, CBC announced the
series had been renewed for a fourth season. Season three of Kim’s is slated to join the
pubcaster’s winter 2019 lineup.

Co-created by Ins Choi and Kevin White, Kim’s Convenience follows the daily lives of a Korean-
Canadian family who run a convenience store in Toronto. Based on Choi’s play of the same name,
the show is produced in association with Soulpepper. Both co-creators serve as exec producers on
the project, alongside Thunderbird’s Ivan Fecan and Alex Raffé.

Last week, Jennifer Twiner McCarron was named CEO of Thunderbird. She takes over for
Fecan, who was named interim CEO last September. Fecan will stay on as exec chair of the
prodco.