Created by Sheri Elwood and produced by Six Eleven Media and eOne,

Season 2 recently ended production in Nova Scotia

Acclaimed actor Allan Hawco joins returning stars Jennifer Finnigan, Anastasia Phillips, Emma Hunter, Tom Stevens, Alexander Nunez, Peter MacNeill, Corrine Koslo, Erin Darke, Farid Yazdani, James Gilbert, Celia Owen and Calem MacDonald for season 2

Following last week’s season 1 finale of the original Canadian family drama series East Coast Contraband alcohol (8×60), CBC reveals casting and production details for Season 2. Created by Sheri Elwood (Lucifer, call me Fitz) and produced by Six Eleven Media and Entertainment One (eOne), the series follows the Finley-Cullens, a dysfunctional clan of adult half-siblings struggling for control of their family business – a run-down summer campground called The Moonshine. Production on the eight-episode second season recently wrapped up in Nova Scotia and is slated to premiere on CBC in the fall of 2022, with the full season one now available to stream on CBC Gem.

Contraband alcohol is an exciting project, and I’m thrilled with this first CBC vote of confidence, ”said showrunner, creator and director Elwood. “I’ve never worked with such a brilliant cast, and the more we scratch the surface of this bunch of eccentric characters, the more I fall in love with them. I can’t wait to show the world how their stories evolve and to learn that we all have a bit of Finley-Cullen magic within us, whether we like it or not.

New season will see acclaimed Canadian star Allan Hawco (Republic of Doyle, Caught, Frontier, Jack Ryan by Tom Clancy, Another Life) join the cast as biker Gale Favreau, after his steamy encounter with Lidia (Jennifer Finnigan) in the Season 1 finale. Picking up where the first season ends, Season 2 will feature epic dance routines, dirty bingo , snow crab hijacking and a high-stakes turf war with a group of outlaw bikers. Fate will manifest itself very differently for the whole family, with characters fighting tooth and nail their fate as Lidia goes to extremes to save the business from financial ruin.

Contraband alcohol stars Jennifer Finnigan (Hello), Anastasia Phillips (Reign), Emma Hunter (Mr. D), Tom Stevens (Wayward pines), Alexandre Nunez (Avocado Toast), Corrine Koslo (Anne with an E), Peter MacNeill (This life), Erin Darke (The wonderful Mrs. Maisel), Farid Yazdani (Suit), Allegra Fulton (The shape of water), James Gilbert (Hello), Celia Owen (A small fortune) and Calem MacDonald (Umbrella Academy).

Guest stars completing the season 2 cast include Jonathan Silverman (Weekend at Bernie’s), Shelley Thompson (Trailer Park Boys), Jonathan Torrens (Mr. D), Leigh Ann Rose (The young and the restless), Ernie Grunwald (Call me Fitz), Joe Cobden (The fisherman) and Kirstin Howell (Diggstown).

“With a story expertly crafted by Sheri Elwood, we are so proud to Contraband alcoholthe ability to captivate audiences with its motley crew of characters navigating family dynamics, stunning Nova Scotia scenery and a timeless soundtrack, ”said Jocelyn Hamilton, President, Canada, eOne Television. “The pedigree of talent behind and in front of the camera is remarkable, and we look forward to delivering another outstanding season of this show to Canadian audiences next year.

“We are working hard to deliver another exciting season of Contraband alcohol for CBC and we’re thrilled to be able to tour in our home province of Nova Scotia with our incredible cast and crew led by the incomparable Sheri Elwood, ”said Charles Bishop, CEO and Executive Producer of Six Eleven Media.

An original CBC series, Contraband alcohol is produced by Six Eleven Media and eOne. Created by Sheri Elwood, who is also a showrunner, the series is produced in collaboration with Charles Bishop of Six Eleven Media. Jocelyn Hamilton is the executive producer of eOne. For CBC, Sally Catto is Managing Director, Entertainment, Factual & Sports; Trish Williams is Executive Director, Scripted Content; Sarah Adams is in charge of production; and Gosia Kamela is executive director of drama production. The series is produced with assistance from the Government of Nova Scotia’s Film and Television Production Incentive Fund. In addition, funding comes from the Canada Media Fund, the Ontario Film and Television Production Tax Credit, and the Canadian Film and Video Production Tax Credit. Contraband alcohol is distributed internationally by eOne.

About CBC / Radio-Canada
CBC / Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster. Through our mandate to inform, enlighten and entertain, we play a central role in strengthening Canadian culture. As Canada’s trusted source of information, we offer a unique Canadian perspective on current affairs, current affairs and world affairs. Our uniquely local entertainment programming draws audiences from across the country. Deeply rooted in communities, CBC / Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We also deliver content in Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Punjabi and Tagalog, as well as in both official languages, through Radio Canada International (RCI). We are leading the transformation to meet the needs of Canadians in a digital world.

About Six Eleven Media
Six Eleven Media was founded in 2011 by Canadian media industry veteran and executive producer Charles Bishop. The talent-driven company creates and produces content for distribution across multiple platforms. With offices in Halifax and Los Angeles, Six Eleven Media has grown into a successful content provider in Canada and the United States.

About Entertainment One (eOne)

Entertainment One Ltd. (eOne) is an independent, talent-driven studio specializing in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sale of entertainment content. As a member of the global games and entertainment company Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS), eOne’s expertise extends to the production and sale of films and television; production, distribution and brand management of properties for children and families; digital content; and immersive, live entertainment. With its extensive reach and scale, as well as its deep commitment to high-quality entertainment, eOne unleashes the power and value of creativity.

eOne brings both original and existing content to market, sourcing intellectual property from Hasbro’s portfolio of more than 1,500 brands and through a diverse network of creative partners and eOne companies.

For more information please contact:

Winston Ma, RP CBC
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