The first season of the Canadian medical drama Transplant began on NBC in September 2020. Bringing the show to American fans was partially a method for the network to fill in the COVID-19-shaped gaps in its autumn lineup (via Deadline) (via Deadline). Regardless, the series proved to be a hit outside of its home nation. A second season had already been commissioned by the series’ native network, CTV before it even aired in the US. After a successful debut on NBC, they’ve decided to take the show on the road (via The Hollywood Reporter).
A transplant offers a new and relevant spin on the conventional hospital-set nightly soap formula. Dr Bashir Hamed (Hamza Haq), known to his friends and coworkers as Bash, is a Syrian refugee living in Canada. Initially, Bash is unable to acquire a job working as a doctor due to his lack of Canadian credentials. If his fast thinking and resourcefulness are put to good use during an unfortunate incident, it may all change for him.
One of those lives is that of Dr Jed Bishop (John Hannah), the chief of the emergency department of Toronto’s York Memorial Hospital. After seeing first-hand how talented of a doctor Bash is, Dr Bishop, brings him on as a resident.
When Will Transplant Season 2 Come Out in the Us?
Season 2 of Transplant is set to begin filming in February 2021, according to a report by Deadline, but it won’t air in Canada until later that year. Given that the first season had its Canadian premiere in February 2020, it indicates that the series will be put back significantly from its initial schedule. What does this entail for the start date in the United States?
At the time of writing, NBC hasn’t established a date for the American launch of the series. Considering that the Canadian premiere has been moved back, it seems likely that the same will happen to the US release date. According to a CTV press release, the second season will contain 13 episodes, much like the first. The fact that NBC could air it in the middle of its fall/winter season, rather than at the start, of 2022 is a no-brainer.
While there’s a chance that season 2 of Transplant will begin airing in fall 2021, don’t be surprised if it ends up launching in early 2022. Of course, until there’s formal confirmation from NBC, it is all guesswork.
Who Is Returning for Transplant Season 2?
The main cast of Transplant is returning for a second season, which should please fans who fell in love with the show’s characters in season one. Per CTV’s press announcement, Haq will once again play Dr Hamed, alongside Laurence Leboeuf as Dr Mags Leblanc, Ayisha Issa as Dr June Curtis, Sirena Gulamgaus as Amira Hamed, Jim Watson as Dr Theo Hunter, and John Hannah as Dr Jed Bishop, among others.
The upcoming second season of “Hannah Montana” will be an interesting test to see if he stays on as a cast. The first season ended with his character suffering an apparent stroke, and while he recovered consciousness throughout the episode, he’s not necessarily out of the woods just yet. In a medical drama, it’s not unheard of for a character to die unexpectedly, even if they’re listed as series regulars for season 2.
One other crucial piece of casting news is that Torri Higginson, who portrays nurse Claire Malone, will be promoted up from a recurring part to a series regular for season 2 (via Deadline) (via Deadline).
The questions we expect to see answered in Transplant’s second season
One of the best things about Transplant’s first season was how many unanswered questions the show left viewers with. The immediate concern is the impact Dr Bishop’s apparent stroke will have on the York Memorial team and patients. The CTV press release implies that the catastrophe leaves things “destabilised” at the hospital. The press release also promises the entrance of some new employees to the emergency room, and we’re sure they’ll be bringing lots of fresh drama along with them.
The identity of the mystery woman Bash and his sister Amira witnessed at the end of the finale of Season 1 is yet another significant question that Season 1 left unresolved. Even while she’s an important part of their lives, it’s unclear exactly who she is or how her presence will alter things for the Hameds.
Fans are no doubt itching to know whether the two will finally take the jump and commence some Grey’s Anatomy-style hospital romance. They seemed closer than ever to taking their flirting to the next level towards the end of the season, but neither has stepped up and made an official move. Whether or whether they wind up exploring their attraction to one another, expect their possible relationship to play an impact in season 2.
- Hamza Haq. Bashir “Bash” Hamed.
- Laurence Leboeuf. Magalie Leblanc, aka “Mags,” is the speaker.
- The late John Hannah. Bishop, Jed.
- Ayisha Issa is the name of the character. June Curtis.
- Watson, Jim Hunter, Theo.
- Sirena Gulamgaus. Amira Hamed is the author of this article.
- Torri Higginson. Claire Malone.
- Linda E. Smith Atwater, Wendy, M.D.
The medical drama will complete its second season on NBC on Sunday, June 19. The episode will air at 10 p.m. ET/PT as usual. A new date has been set for the finale: Saturday, July 16th.
While NBC hasn’t published specifics of the conclusion, the episode has already aired in Canada. It will see a lot of important moments for each of the characters as the journeys they’ve all been on throughout the season comes to a head