– Calgary-based Tenaj Williams (BIG SKY, WYNONNA EARP) and Vancouver-born Charlie Kerr (SUPERNATURAL, THE MAGICIANS) join lead cast –
– Michael Bublé set to guest star this season –
– New eight-episode season of JANN, from EMMY® Award-winning producer Andrew Barnsley (SCHITT’S CREEK), and 2020 WGC Screenwriting Award-winners Jann Arden and Jennica Harper with Leah Gauthier, filming in Calgary –
CALGARY, AB – CTV, in association with Project 10 Productions and SEVEN24 Films, announced today that production has begun in Calgary on Season 3 of hit original comedy series, JANN. Starring multi-platinum award-winning Canadian singer, songwriter, broadcaster, and author Jann Arden as a fictionalized version of herself, Season 3 consists of eight half-hour episodes.
Joining the cast of JANN in leading roles this season are Canadian actors Tenaj Williams (BIG SKY, WYNONNA EARP) and Charlie Kerr (SUPERNATURAL, THE MAGICIANS). Williams stars as Trey, Jann’s (Jann Arden) personal assistant; while Kerr plays Nate, who finds himself in a love triangle with Jann and her ex-girlfriend Cynthia (Sharon Taylor).
Confirmed to guest star on the series’ third season is GRAMMY® Award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter Michael Bublé as himself.
Season 3 of JANN is a period of new beginnings as Jann takes her life, career, and relationships into her own hands. She hires a personal assistant, commits to making a new album from the heart, and, after her girlfriend refused her marriage proposal, starts dating someone new… a younger man.
“I’m very excited and relieved to be going forward with Season 3 of JANN in light of all the strange things happening in the world,” said Jann Arden, Co-Creator, Executive Producer, and star of JANN. “It feels like a little ray of sunshine to be back with my TV family working on JANN. We are all very excited about what the future holds for all these characters this season.”
Returning cast starring alongside Arden are Zoie Palmer (PURE, Spiral) as Jann’s sister Max; Deborah Grover (My Next Door Nightmare, THE SURREALTOR, GOODWITCH) as Jann’s mom Nora; Patrick Gilmore (Travelers; You, Me, Her) as Jann’s brother-in-law Dave; Elena Juatco (Escape the Field, SCHITT’S CREEK) as Jann’s fired manager Cale; Jason Blicker (UMBRELLA ACADEMY, Finding Hannah) as Jann’s former manager Todd; Sharon Taylor (BIG SKY, Bad Blood) as Jann’s ex-girlfriend Cynthia; Alexa Rose Steele (Friends Who Kill, Vicious Fun) as Jann’s eldest niece Charley; Ceilidh MacDonald as Jann’s niece Sam; and Keaira Pliva as Jann’s niece Frankie.
Nominated for three Canadian Screen Awards in 2020 including Best Comedy Series, JANN continues to be led in Season 3 by EMMY® Award-winning producer Andrew Barnsley (SCHITT’S CREEK); President of Project 10, Ben Murray; and Playback’s “Production Company of the Year”, SEVEN24 Films (HEARTLAND, WYNONNA EARP) Executive Producers Jordy Randall and Tom Cox. In 2020, Jann Arden and Jennica Harper were the recipients of a Writers Guild of Canada Screenwriting Award for Best Comedy Series.
Set and filmed in Calgary, JANN was co-developed by Bell Media and Project 10 Productions, and is produced in association with Project 10 Productions and SEVEN24 Films.
JANN is created by Jann Arden, Leah Gauthier, and Jennica Harper who also serve as Executive Producers with Jennica Harper Showrunning. For Bell Media, Chris Kelley is Production Executive; Sarah Fowlie is Director, Original Programming; Carlyn Klebuc is General Manager, Original Programming; Pat DiVittorio is Vice-President, CTV and Specialty Programming. Justin Stockman is Vice-President, Content Development & Programming, Bell Media. Karine Moses is Senior Vice-President, Content Development & News, Bell Media.
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ABOUT PROJECT 10 PRODUCTIONS
Project 10 Productions Inc. was established in 2009 with offices in Toronto and Los Angeles. They are committed to building long term talent relationships in the development and creation of original content. The company specializes in production and creative services and has a proven track record of generating world class episodic television for the global market. Project 10 is currently producing the 8-episode return of THE KIDS IN THE HALL for Amazon Prime in partnership with Lorne Michaels’ Broadway Video. The company is also currently in production on the third season of the series JANN, co-created by and starring Jann Arden, with the second season currently airing on CTV (14 x ½ hour). Other recent production credits include the 15 x ½ hour Family Channel series MY PERFECT LANDING, the digital series TOM GREEN’S SNOW JAM for CBC Comedy, the 26 x ½ hour comedy SPUN OUT for CTV, the 6 x ½ hour doc series, Sports On Fire for TMN and Movie Central and the award-winning feature documentary, Spirit Unforgettable for HBO Canada. The principal executives for Project 10 Productions Inc. are Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Barnsley – who served as Executive Producer on CBC/PopTV’s SCHITT’S CREEK, which won a record-setting nine EMMY Awards including Best Comedy Series in 2020, President of Project 10 Canada, Ben Murray. Leveraging their considerable strengths and decades of experience with those of partner and three-time MLB All-Star Vernon Wells, Project 10 brings compelling content to the worldwide marketplace in innovative ways.
ABOUT SEVEN24 FILMS
SEVEN24 Films is an independent film and television production company whose work has spanned over two decades. Executive Producers Tom Cox and Jordy Randall have produced dramatic series, mini-series, television movies and feature films garnering over one hundred industry awards and nominations.
In addition to the two-time People’s Choice Award winning series, Wynonna Earp on Syfy and CTV Sci-Fi Channel, current projects include: Family Law, a one-hour legal series for Global, JANN, the #1 new comedy on CTV and now launching on Hulu, and the hit family series Heartland, the longest running one-hour series in Canadian history, now in its fourteenth season for CBC, Netflix and UPtv.
SEVEN24’s focus on integration of scripted programming with interactive content and social media has helped make Heartland and Wynonna Earp two of the most dynamic scripted television projects in the digital space.
Previous projects include Damnation with NBC Universal for USA, Fortunate Son, a political thriller for CBC and NBCU International, Dark Cargo, a noir thriller for YouTube Premium, Young Drunk Punk for Rogers and CBC, the Canadian Screen Award winner Borealis, the Gemini Award winning movie Mayerthorpe and Gemini Award winning Mini-Series Burn Up.
Tom Cox and Jordy Randall were also co-producers on numerous high-profile feature films including the Academy Award nominated Brokeback Mountain and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.
They are both recipients of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of their contribution to the arts and SEVEN24 Films was recently named Playback Magazine’s Production Company of the Year.
ABOUT BELL MEDIA ORIGINAL PRODUCTIONS
Bell Media has commissioned some of Canada’s most-watched and most-acclaimed original programming, working with the best Canadian independent producers in the country. Hit series commissioned by CTV include #1 Canadian drama TRANSPLANT; record-breaking Canadian formats THE AMAZING RACE CANADA and MASTERCHEF CANADA; #1 Canadian comedy series in all key adult demos JANN; culinary series MARY’S KITCHEN CRUSH; inspirational series HOLMES FAMILY EFFECT starring Mike Holmes, his son Michael, and daughter Sherry; and CANADA’S WALK OF FAME AWARDS. Upcoming new series include CHILDREN RUIN EVERYTHING from the producers of LETTERKENNY. Among the original series on Bell Media specialty and streaming platforms are CTV Sci-Fi Channel’s WYNONNA EARP and upcoming THE SURREALTOR; CTV Drama Channel’s mystery dramedy CARTER; and CTV Comedy Channel’s CORNER GAS ANIMATED. Crave Originals include hits LETTERKENNY and CANADA’S DRAG RACE; dozens of original stand-up specials; original feature documentaries THE NEW CORPORATION: THE UNFORTUNATELY NECESSARY SEQUEL and ONCE WERE BROTHERS: ROBBIE ROBERTSON AND THE BAND, and more. Discovery is home to Bell Media’s hit factual series and franchises HIGHWAY THRU HELL, HEAVY RESCUE: 401, and DISASTERS AT SEA, in addition to upcoming docu-series MUD MOUNTAIN HAULERS and THE LAST OF THE GIANTS, and others. Bell Media is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. Learn more at www.BellMedia.ca.
CTV is Canada’s #1 television brand. CTV provides unparalleled entertainment programming across two broadcast television networks; a powerful suite of specialty channels including CTV Comedy Channel, CTV Drama Channel, CTV Life Channel, and CTV Sci-Fi Channel; and digital channels CTV Throwback and CTV Movies, streaming on demand from CTV.ca and the CTV app. CTV has been Canada’s most-watched television network for the past 19 years in a row and features a wide range of sports and information programming, including CTV News, Canada’s highest-rated national and local newscasts. CTV’s parent company is Bell Media, Canada’s premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, digital, and out-of-home advertising.