Cameras rolling on Kim’s Convenience season two

Thirteen new episodes of the Korean-Canadian family comedy are now filming ahead of its fall premiere on CBC.

Kim's ConvenienceFilming is underway in Toronto on the sophomore season of CBC half-hour comedy Kim’s Convenience.

Produced by Vancouver-based Thunderbird, in association with Soulpepper, the show will return this fall for 13 more episodes on CBC. Shooting is scheduled to wrap on Sept. 8.

Production is currently on a one-week break as stars Paul Sun-Hyung Lee and Jean Yoon and co-creator Ins Choi head to New York to perform the stage version of the property. The Kim’s stage show made its U.S. premiere last weekend at the The Pershing Square Signature Center.

Season one’s 13 episodes drew an average audience of 877,000 viewers (2+) to CBC, according to Numeris data provided by CBC, with the pubcaster announcing the season two renewal in December.

The show also won four Canadian Screen Awards in March after receiving 13 nominations, with Sun-Hyung Lee winning the prize for best actor in a leading comedic role, while Andrew Phung won best actor in a supporting comedic role. Kye Meecham also won the award for best picture editing in a comedy and Deirdre Bowen won best achievement in casting for season one of the series.

Kim’s Convenience is produced by Ivan Fecan and co-created by Ins Choi and Kevin White. Executive producers on season one were Ivan Fecan, Tim Gamble, Alexandra Raffé, Leslie Lester, Albert Schultz, Ins Choi and Kevin White, with Sandra Cunningham and Robin Cass of Toronto’s Strada Films serving as supervising producers.