NBC’s imported drama Transplant has been renewed for a second season, according to TVLine. The Canadian series premiered as a CTV original in February. The Comcast-owned network announced it would be picking up season one in May and premiered the 13-episode season in September.
The series was created by Joseph Kay (Living in Your Car) with Jeremy Spry (Being Human, Bellevue), Tara Woodbury (The Colony, Night Raiders), and Bruno Dube (Les Honorables, Canada Day Together) serving as executive producers. The show is produced by Canadian media conglomerate Bell Media, which renewed it this past June, according to TVLine.
According to TVLine, the show stars Hamza Haq (Run This Town, The Indian Detective) as Dr. Bashir “Bash” Hamed, a physician who fled war-torn Syria for a new life in Canada. Struggling to find employment, Bash’s unique skills make him a hero when he saves several lives from a horrific incident. One of those lives was none other than emergency medicine physician, Dr. Jed Bishop, played by John Hannah (The Mummy, Agents of S.H.E.I.L.D). Bishop offers Bash an opportunity to redo his residency at his facility. The main cast includes Sirena Gulamagaus (Hellmington, Orphan Black) as Bash’s younger sister, Amira; Laurence Lebouef (Turbo Kid, My Daughter, My Angel) as fellow resident Magalie “Mags” LeBlanc; Ayisha Issa (Brick Mansions, The Hummingbird Project) as Dr. June Curtis; Torri Higginson (Stargate: Atlantis, TekWar) as head of nursing Claire Malone; Jim Watson as Dr. Theo Hunter (Slasher, Standoff); and, Linda E. Smith (Ties That Bind, The Perfect Neighbor) as Dr. Wendy Atwater.
Transplant became the third medical drama at NBC behind Chicago Med and New Amsterdam. According to TVLine, Transplant was acquired as a stand-in for New Amsterdam’s third season which has been pushed to a midseason premiere. NBC has since acquired a second Canadian medical drama in Nurses, according to Deadline.