Qanukiaq Studios Announces Qanurli Premiere – September 5 on APTN


Iqaluit, Nunavut (September 2, 2016) – The comedic crew behind the hit series Qanurli? are back with their fifth season, set to premiere on the Aboriginal People’s Television Network’s North feed at 7:00 PM Central (8:00 PMEastern) on Monday, September 5, 2016. The latest season of the Inuktut-language show includes 13 new episodes, shot in Iqaluit, Nunavut and, for the first time, Kuujjuaq, Nunavik.

“We are so excited to unleash this season on our audience,” said Vinnie Karetak, who plays Nipangi Huittaq, one of the show’s lead characters. “Season five ushered in a new era for us at Qanurli? – our company, Qanukiaq Studios, took over as producers, we gained more funding, built a bigger crew. You’re going to see that reflected on screen.”

Despite these changes and growths, the show still remains, at its core, the community-oriented, locally-made, DIY-driven series fans have come to know and love. Returning this season are recurring characters like Uu and Aa, both played by Iqaluit-based actress, Malaya Qaurnirq Chapman, and Hiccuper, played by Samson Wager Ford. In addition, viewers will be introduced to a host of new characters and some amazing new sets.

“We’re always trying to learn and improve,” said Anguti Johnston, who is the show’s lead writer, one of its directors and producers, and the actor who plays principal character, Inuk Qablunaaq. “Season five is, without a doubt, our best season ever. So now we have a new benchmark to surpass, for future seasons.”

The Qanurli? team invites people to not only tune in on Monday evening, but to connect with them via social media during the shows broadcast using the hashtag #QanurliPremiere. “It’s a fun way to engage with our audience,” said Stacey Aglok MacDonald, lead producer of Qanurli? “Plus, there will be chances to win the last Qanurli? cap and some awesome new swag!”

Fans of the series are encouraged to follow along and enter for a chance to win prizes by using #QanurliPremiere on Twitter and Facebook on Monday, September 5th, starting at 7:45 PM (EST).

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