Following a successful first season that garnered worldwide acclaim, and four Canadian Screen Award wins including Best Drama Series, CTV Original drama Transplant returns for season 2 on Monday 3rd January at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, CTV.ca, and the CTV app.
Filmed in Montréal, Season 2 of Transplant consists of 13 one-hour episodes and is anchored by Hamza Haq (My Salinger Year) as Dr. Bashir Hamed – known to most as Bash – a talented doctor and Syrian refugee who fled to Canada and was granted a second chance to practice medicine.
Season 2 of Transplant picks up almost immediately where Season 1 left off, with Bash (Haq) and his fellow residents reeling after their Chief of Emergency Medicine, Dr. Jed Bishop (John Hannah, Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.), suffered a stroke. With everything at the hospital destabilized, the place Bash was starting to consider home suddenly feels precarious.
As the team adjusts to new colleagues while dealing with the challenges of life, unexpected faces from the past leave Bash questioning what his ‘Transplant’ into this new world really means. Bash’s hard work, compassion, and hopefulness tell a universal story about the human ability to not only survive, but ultimately thrive, when our lives suddenly change course.
Joining Season 2 in recurring roles are Gord Rand (Chapelwaite) as Dr. Mark Novak, and Nora Guerch (Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan) as a woman from Bash’s past who was reunited with him at the end of Season 1. Also appearing in Season 2 is Transplant cultural consultant and internationally produced playwright and actor Ahmad Meree, who plays a character with a gripping, defining role in Bash’s past.
Returning cast starring alongside Haq are Laurence Leboeuf (19-2) as Dr. Magalie “Mags” Leblanc; Hannah as Dr. Jed Bishop; Ayisha Issa (Polar) as Dr. June Curtis; and Jim Watson (Designated Survivor) as Dr. Theo Hunter. Also back for Season 2 are Sirena Gulamgaus (Orphan Black) as Amira Hamed; Torri Higginson (Dark Matter) as Claire Malone; Linda Smith (19-2) as Dr. Wendy Atwater; Kenny Wong (Pretty Hard Cases) as Arnold De Luca; and Sugith Varughese (Kim’s Convenience) as Dr. Aajay Singh.
The critically acclaimed series also garnered six Canadian Screen Award nominations and four wins, including the coveted Best Drama Series, and Best Lead Actor, Drama Series for Hamza Haq.
Season 2 Premiere
On the Season 2 premiere titled “Guardrail”, a bus full of kids crashes and sends the team racing. Bash’s (Haq) life is upended when he is reunited with a woman from his past. With Dr. Bishop (Hannah) still unconscious after his stroke, Mags (Leboeuf) struggles to find support in her mentor’s absence. Theo (Watson) faces repercussions from his family after taking a full-time job away from home, and June (Issa) has an important career decision to make. An encore of the Season 2 premiere airs Thursday, Jan. 6 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CTV.
Writers on Season 2 of Transplant include Joseph Kay, who is also Executive Producer and Showrunner, Adam Barken (EP), Stephanie Morgenstern (EP), Mark Ellis (EP), Rachel Langer (Co-EP), Julie Puckrin (Co-EP), Tamara Moulin, Anusree Roy, Sami Khan, and Carmine Pierre Dufour. Directors are Stefan Pleszczynski, who also serves as Executive Producer, Daniel Grou (PODZ), Chloé Robichaud, Bosedé Williams, and Kim Nguyen.
Cultural consultants on Transplant, providing valuable insight and feedback on scripts and character development, include Dr. Khaled Almilaji, Ahmad Meree, Manar Chabouk, Dr. Yusra Ahmad, Muzna Dureid, and Eli Shankji.
NBCUniversal Global Distribution handles all distribution rights for Transplant, with the series airing on NBC in the U.S. Transplant is created by Joseph Kay who also serves as Executive Producer and Showrunner. For Sphere Media, Executive Producers are Bruno Dubé, Jocelyn Deschênes, Virginia Rankin, Josée Vallée, and Tara Woodbury.
Sphere Media in association with CTV and Universal International Studios produce Season 2 of TRANSPLANT and the translated French version, TRANSPLANTÉ, joins Noovo’s lineup in 2022.
In advance of the Season 2 premiere, viewers can catch-up on Season 1 on CTV.ca and the CTV app.