After several weeks of waiting, an official indication regarding Little Mosque on the Prairie’s future has been released. Indeed the series has been renewed for a fifth season, reports TV. Guide.ca.
Although CBC will not provide an official statement regarding the program’s renewal until the end of the month, the production for the upcoming season commenced last week.The news will indeed be a relief for many members of the fandom who were concerned about the program’s continuity after it was revealed that the series’ viewership had drastically decreased to less than 400,000 viewers.
The fifth season will consist of 13 episodes, the first of which will debut in January 2011. Readers should note that the exciting fifth season will feature all of the cast members who were present in the series’ inaugural season , including Carlo Rota[ Yassir Hamoudi], who was absent in the final half of the previous fourth season due to alternate professional commitments as well as Derek McGrath[ Reverend McGee] who was not apart of the cast during the fourth season.Rota will appear in only a handful of episodes throughout the season as he continues to have alternate commitments while McGrath will return for various episodes in the second half of the impending season.
As far as storylines are concerned, the following season will have a central focus on Ammar [ Zaib Shaikh] and Rayaan”s [ Sitara Hewitt] developing relationship since the two confessed their love for each other in the season 4 finale. Executive producer , Marry Darling commented on the challenges brought forth in presenting this storyline indicating that “Once love is professed, the whole chaperoning is taken to a new level. It’s been a real kick for our writers to not only figure out how to keep characters apart but to keep them from touching each other.”
Brandon Firla’[Reverend William Thorne] will also continue to be apart of the main cast during the upcoming season. According to Darling, his character will face challenges as he must now try to build a more respectable image and form positive relationships within the community.”He got his comeuppance at the end of last season and this year he’s dealing with that, trying to rebuild and find his real legs in Mercy. He’s trying to change but has some ingrained habits that make that hard”, says Darling.
Indeed we look forward to viewing the fifth season of Little Mosque on the Prairie . Are you excited about the new season? How do you feel about the direction the series is taking? What specific storylines would you like to see develop? Let us know in the comments section below!