Global announced on Wednesday that it’ll be adding a new Canadian original series to its primetime lineup in 2019. It has greenlit the new medical drama Nurses (working title), a 10×60 series that will be executive produced by Ilana Frank (Rookie Blue), of ICF Films and Vanessa Piazza (Dark Matter) of Piazza Entertainment. Adam Pettle (Saving Hope) will serve as writer, showrunner, and executive producer, and Tassie Cameron serving as executive producer. The series follows four young nurses working on the frontlines of St. Jude’s hospital dedicating their lives to helping others, while figuring out how to help themselves.
Stationed in every tendril of a busy downtown trauma centre and thrust into frontline medical action, Nurses sees four recent graduates beginning their careers in a high-stakes hospital with pressure cooker training. Forming an inextricable bond, the nurses struggle to find a work-life balance that matches and counters the intensity of their new job. Their interaction with patients, relatives, and staff quickly leads them to the discovery that nursing isn’t just about biology, chemistry, and anatomy, it’s also about psychology, compassion, and romantic complications.
“Global’s acclaimed original storytelling continues as we bring audiences a new high-stakes medical drama with a character-driven plot that humanizes the lives of the heroes on the frontlines of medicine,” said Lisa Godfrey, Vice President, Original Content, Corus Entertainment. “It’s a pleasure to be working again with the incredibly talented Ilana Frank and our esteemed partners at eOne to bring audiences a daring new drama with emotionally-gripping storylines.”
“It is great to be working on a new series with the partners that helped make Rookie Blue such a success. Global is the perfect home for the series and I look forward to collaborating with their creative team again,” said Ilana Frank, Executive Producer, Nurses.
“The world of nurses is ripe with raw and relatable storylines and we are thrilled to partner with Global who understands how character-driven series reach and resonate with audiences,” said Jocelyn Hamilton, President, Canada, eOne Television.
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