Don Cherry sequel entering production

The cameras start rolling in Winnipeg for Keep Your Head Up Kid: The Sequel.
Don Cherry

The cameras are rolling in Winnipeg on the two-part drama mini-series sequel about Don Cherry.

Keep Your Head Up Kid: The Sequel is the continuing story of the hockey personality, which will be shooting for eight weeks in the Manitoba capital, as well as in other locations around the province.

Naturally, the project will involve lots of hockey action, which will be filmed in Winnipeg’s MTS Centre and PCU Centre in Portage la Prairie, with other shooting locations in Manitoba such as the Selkirk Recreation Complex in Selkirk and Stonewall Curling Club in Stonewall.

Jared Keeso (I Love You, Beth Cooper, The Guard; Monster Warriors), steps into the title role, with Sarah Manninen (The Line; Naked Josh; Never Forget) playing his wife, Rose Cherry.

The mini-series comes from 5 for Fighting, Pier 21 Films, Entertainment One and Frantic Films in association with CBC Television, and will be broadcast on the pubcaster, as was the first installment in 2010. Keep Your Head Up Kid earned the highest ratings for a CBC mini-series in a decade and took home several Gemini Awards last year.

The Sequel is written by Andrew Wreggitt and directed by Jeff Woolnough, with executive producers Laszlo Barna (Pier 21), Tim Cherry and Wayne Thompson (5 For Fighting), Jamie Brown (Frantic Films) and Margaret O’Brien (Entertainment One).

Barna is leading production with Tim Cherry, Wayne Thompson, Suzanne Berger (eOne), Shawn Watson (Frantic Films), and Melissa Williamson (Pier 21), and Lesley Oswald is on board as line producer.