After five years and 85 episodes, “Saving Hope” will return for its fifth and final season Mar. 12 on CTV.
The premiere picks up the story in the aftermath of the heart-stopping Season 4 cliff-hanger finale which left viewers questioning whether Dr. Alex Reid (Erica Durance) and Dr. Charlie Harris (Michael Shanks) survived a shooting by a former patient.
The episode, titled “Doctor Dustiny,” has Alex searching for Charlie in the chaos, but instead comes across a caterer named Grace (Masa Lizdek, LOST GIRL) who was unknowingly caught in the crossfire. At Hope Zion, Grace’s mother asks Alex for a priest, but the only person Alex can find is the pious interventional radiologist Dr. Manny Palmer (Jarod Joseph, ONCE UPON A TIME). Together, the two work quickly to try to save Grace’s life. As news of the shooting spreads, Dr. Dana Kinney (Wendy Crewson) arrives at the hospital to lend a hand but ends up consulting on a case with Dr. Cassie Williams (Kim Shaw) involving a male stripper instead.
The Hope Zion doctors will also have to face new challenges in Season 5 with a new CEO (Joe Dinicol, ARROW), who threatens to make cuts that may affect the livelihood of the hospital and everything they hold dear.
Filmed in Toronto, new episodes of the 2016/17 Golden Screen Award Nominee “Saving Hope” will continue to receive a Canadian first-look on CraveTV™, available to viewers the day before their broadcast premieres. Viewers can also enjoy Seasons 1-4 of “Saving Hope” which are streaming now on CraveTV™.
As well as new cast members Jarod Joseph and Joe Dinicol, Greg Calderone (HEROES REBORN) will be joining the team as Dr. Billy Scott, a brash and brazen doctor who uses humour to mask his insecurities as he wants nothing more than to help save lives.
Guest stars throughout the series’ farewell season include Don McKellar (SENSITIVE SKIN), Missy Peregrym (ROOKIE BLUE), Greg Bryk (FRONTIER), Tim Rozon (WYNONNA EARP), Ben Bass (ROOKIE BLUE), Kristin Lehman (MOTIVE), Jennifer Dale (WHAT WOULD SAL DO), Teresa Pavlinek (AMERICAN GOTHIC), and more. Gregory Smith (ROOKIE BLUE), Jason Priestley (PRIVATE EYES), Steve DiMarco (ROOKIE BLUE), David Wellington (VIKINGS), Peter Wellington (KIM’S CONVENIENCE), and series star Michael Shanks return to direct episodes this season.
“Saving Hope” also stars Canadian Screen Award-winner and 2016 Earle Grey Award recipient Wendy Crewson (Room) as Dr. Dana Kinney; Benjamin Ayres (BITTEN) as Dr. Zach Miller; Canadian Screen Award nominee Julia Taylor Ross (GOTHAM) as Dr. Maggie Lin; Canadian Screen Award-winner Michelle Nolden (Prisoner X) as Dr. Dawn Bell; Huse Madhavji (CALL ME FITZ) as Dr. Shahir Hamza; Kim Shaw (THE GOOD WIFE) as Dr. Cassie Williams, Dejan Loyola (THE 100) as Dr. Dev Sekara, and Jarod Joseph (MISTRESSES) as Dr. Emanuel Palmer.
“Saving Hope” airs Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO beginning Mar. 12.