NBC announced Friday it has ordered a second season of the Canadian medical drama “Transplant,” which it acquired to fill the gap until new episodes of returning series became available.
“Transplant” stars Hamza Haq as charismatic Syrian doctor Bashir `Bash’ Hamed, who flees his war-torn homeland with his younger sister (Sirena Gulamgaus) for Canada, where he is forced to redo his battle-tested medical training and is facing long odds to obtain a residency position.
When a truck crash nearly kills a senior doctor right in front of him, Hamed saves the physician’s life and earns a residency in the biggest emergency department of Toronto’s best hospital.
The series “examines universal storylines of struggle, compassion and sacrifice,” said Mike Cosentino, president of content and programming at Bell Media, the parent company of CTV, the Canadian network that airs “Transplant.”
“Transplant” premiered Feb. 26 and was Canada’s most-watched Canadian series for the 2019-20 season, according to data from the Canadian broadcast measurement firm Numeris.