Canadian TV Hit ‘Kim’s Convenience’ Headed to Netflix

Tae Hong
Jul 06,2018
(CBC/Caitlin Cronenberg)(CBC/Caitlin Cronenberg)

One of Canada’s top television comedies, “Kim’s Convenience,” is headed to Netflix for U.S. and international audiences on July 13.

The CBC series follows a Korean Canadian family — Appa (Paul Sun-Hyung Lee), Umma (Jean Yoon), the son (Simu Liu) and the daughter (Andrea Bang) — that runs a convenience store in Toronto.

“Kim’s Convenience” is created by Ins Choi, who also wrote the play of the same name from which the series is adapted.

The show premiered in 2016 and in two seasons proved itself a ratings and awards darling, picking up accolades at the Canadian Screen Awards.

Liu made the Netflix announcement Friday on his Twitter. “Might get in trouble for this but I NEED TO LET YOU KNOW,” he wrote. “To all of our US fans that have been asking since day one; we’re FINALLY here!!!”

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