It was announced today that the highly anticipated web series Jason will premiere on APTN lumi across Canada with all six episodes on February 14th, 2024. Written and directed by Andrew Genaille (Rehab) and shot in Vancouver, BC, Jason is a romantic comedy with an all-star lineup of Indigenous talent launching just in time for Valentine’s day.

Peter Robinson (Hey Viktor!) stars alongside Tanis Parenteau (Billions) as Jason, a young writer who is going through significant changes in his life. He moved out of his parent’s place on the rez to attend university in the city and with his newfound freedom, he is making choices that challenge the expectations of his family and friends. One of these choices is his romantic involvement with his sister’s best friend, a woman who is twice his age. Jason’s emotional journey is heartwarming as he navigates life, finding love and discovering his true self.

(L-R): Peter Robinson as Jason and Tanis Parenteau as Karen in Jason. Photo by: APTN

“What I love about the show is that it features a woman over 40 with a little salt and pepper in her hair in a leading role as the love interest. As someone who has been in the industry as an actor for a long time and now as a producer it is something I don’t often see on screen. Creating space for women and also for Indigenous people to be empowered in this industry is important to me. I hope the project resonates with audiences in a new way,” says Parenteau.

Jason also stars Tahmoh Penikett (Taken), Stefany Mathias (Prey), Jason Deline (Kryptic debuting at SXSW 2024), Mitchell Saddleback (First Cow), Shae-Lynn Pearson (Alaska Daily), and Jarrod Daniel (Superman & Lois).  The series was produced in association with APTN and with the financial participation of the Bell Fund and the Indigenous Screen Office. It was developed with the assistance of NSI Art of Business Management – Indigenous Edition.

Check out the trailer here
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