Mohawk Girls renewed for a final season

The half-hour Rezolution Pictures comedy will conclude with a six-episode fifth season.

Mohawk Girls

Mohawk Girls has been renewed for a fifth and final season.

The half-hour Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) comedy, produced by Montreal’s Rezolution Pictures, will conclude with a six-episode season. Each season of the show had six episodes, except the eight-ep fourth. The greenlight takes the show’s tally to 32 episodes in total.

Created and executive produced by Tracey Deer and Cynthia Knight (with Deer directing and Knight serving as head writer), Mohawk Girls was first greenlit by APTN in February 2012. The series went on to become a mainstay on APTN, receiving a number of CSA nominations, including three this year for best writing in a comedy, best directing in a comedy and best comedy.

The series, about four women in their 20s trying to figure out what it means to be a modern day Mohawk woman, stars Jenny Pudavick, Brittany LeBorgne, Heather White and Maika Harper.

The show is filmed in Montreal and in the Kahnawake Mohawk Territory in Quebec and airs on APTN in English and Mohawk. It was previously picked up by U.S.-based distributor GRB Entertainment, which represents the series globally. The series also began airing on SBS network in Australia in June last year.

Mohawk Girls was inspired by Deer’s 2005 feature-length doc of the same name about teenage girls growing up on the Kahnawake Mohawk reserve.