APTN reveals fall lineup

New series First Contact and Jennifer Podemski's Future History will air on the broadcaster, which kicks off its fall season on Sept. 3.

APTN has launched its Fall 2018 lineup, including new original series and the return of the CBC co-commission Taken. 

First Contact (3 x 60 minutes), produced by Animiki See Digital Production, Numan Films and Indios Productions, follows six non-Indigenous Canadians with strong opinions about Indigenous Peoples on a 28-day journey across various Indigenous communities. The original docuseries will premiere Sept. 11.

RedCloud Studios-produced docuseries Future History (13 x 30 minutes), hosted by Sarain Fox and Kris Nahrgang, will premiere on the broadcaster Nov. 12. Written, directed and produced by Jennifer Podemski, the series celebrates the reclamation of Indigenous knowledge.

Returning to the lineup are APTN and CBC’s docuseries Taken (13 x 30 minutes). Season three of the Eagle Vision-produced series, which focuses on solving the mysteries behind Canada’s missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, will be broadcast in Cree beginning Sept. 25 and English starting Sept. 28.

Meanwhile, season five of Longmire and season six of Wentworth will also air on the broadcaster, starting in October.

On the French-language side, new docuseries Première Ligne (13 x 30 minutes) will debut Sept 10. Produced by Cayenne Productions, the series follows Indigenous health and first aid professionals helping those in their communities. Cayenne Productions’ Princesses (13 x 30 minutes), which explores standards of beauty within an Indigenous context, will also air in French.

New Inuktitut-language series Nunavummi Mamarijavut (13 x 30 minutes) is set for a Sept. 3 debut. The Arctic adventure culinary series follows Inuit families and outfitters and showcases how food is a means of sharing culture. Season three of Moosemeat & Marmalade will air in Cree and Mohawk Girls season 5 will air in Mohawk.

APTN’s fall season kicks off Sept. 3.