It looks like the doors of Hope Zion hospital will soon be closing once and for all. Saving Hope star Erica Durance announced Wednesday on the show’s official social media accounts that the CTV drama’s upcoming fifth season will also be its last. After 85 episodes, a coma and countless ghosts, Saving Hope will end after Season 5 which premieres in Winter 2017 on CTV.
Production is set to wrap on the show, which first premiered in 2012, on Tuesday, Nov. 1 in Toronto. “The production of 85, hour-long episodes is a huge undertaking and accomplishment – a testament to wonderful collaborations of writers, performers, production, and our generous support from CTV,” said Executive Producer Ilana Frank. “We proved that hard work can be fun, and we thank our Canadian viewers for their enthusiastic loyalty. We can’t wait to share what we have in store for our final season.”
Season 5 will see Saving Hope pick things up after a Season 4 finale that saw a vengeful Tom Crenshaw (Rookie Blue‘s Travis Milne) firing a shot at Alex (Durance) and Charlie (Michael Shanks). The staff of Hope Zion will be thrust into turmoil as Alex faces a big decision, her fellow doctors deal with new challenges as changes come to Hope Zion that will not only affect the livelihood of the hospital, but also its doctors and everything they hold dear.
“Saving Hope is a series that has resonated with viewers since it first premiered in 2012, and we’re honoured to deliver an emotionally charged and beautifully crafted final season,” said Corrie Coe, Senior Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media. “To have been involved with this series is a true pleasure. We want to thank our phenomenal cast and production partners ICF Films and eOne for five incredible seasons, as well as Morwyn Brebner and Malcolm MacRury who started us on this journey, and Adam Pettle who has brilliantly overseen the last two seasons.”
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