CTV and NBCUniversal International Studios, together with Montréal-based producer Sphère Média Plus, announced today that production has begun on Transplant. The new drama tells the story of an ER doctor who fled his native Syria to come to Canada, where he must overcome numerous obstacles to resume a career in the high stakes world of emergency medicine. The first season consists of 13 one-hour episodes, and will continue to shoot until November 2019.
As announced last week as part of #CTVUpfront, the new series stars Hamza Haq (Quantico) as Bashir “Bash” Hamed – a charismatic Syrian doctor with outstanding skills in emergency medicine; Laurence Leboeuf (19-2) as Magalie “Mags” Leblanc, an ER resident specializing in patient care; and John Hannah (Marvel`s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Four Weddings and a Funeral) as Jed Bishop, the hospital’s chief of the emergency department.
Also joining the series are Ayisha Issa (Polar, Immortals) as June Curtis, an ambitious ER resident specializing in trauma surgery; Jim Watson (Mary Kills People) as Theo Hunter, an ER resident specializing in pediatrics; Sirena Gulamgaus (Orphan Black) as Amira; Torri Higginson (Dark Matter, This Life) as Claire Malone; Linda Smith (19-2) as Dr. Wendy Atwater; and Grace Lynn Kung (The Inbetween, Frankie Drake Mysteries) as Vivian Barnes.
From the producers behind Bell Media’s multiple award-winning and International Emmy nominated drama series 19-2, Transplant was developed at CTV and is set to premiere during the networks 2019/2020 broadcast season. Transplantwill also air on VRAK in a translated French version.