‘Maria and the Mennos’ now streaming

January 11, 2024

A half-hour show following a young Filipino-Canadian woman who marries into a Mennonite family and moves in with her in-laws in Winkler, Manitoba, is now streaming.

Maria and the Mennos is available to watch online when you create a free account at yestv.com/streaming

The 13-episode series was filmed in and around Winnipeg and Winkler last year.

“The show being a sitcom is such a fun way to share both the Mennonite and Filipino cultures,” Victoria Exconde, who plays Maria, said in a release. “There are so many references and jokes that different audiences can relate to.”

Created by Paul Plett, Tina Fehr Kehler and Hazel Wallace, the show was written by a team made up of half Filipinos and half Mennonites.

The writers create an authentic show that breaks stereotypes, Wallace told Canadian Mennonite last year.

“I think this story is so important to put out because it puts on screens voices we don’t usually see [in] that light,” she said.

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