Corus Entertainment announced on Thursday a series of greenlights and renewals. First up was the new Global Original series Family Law, from SEVEN24 Films and Lark Productions. Family Law will begin production in Vancouver this spring with casting and pre-production currently underway. The network also gave second season orders, in advance of their broadcast premieres, to upcoming 2020 dramas Nurses and Departure.
“Corus is a powerhouse in fostering domestic talent to create internationally appealing scripted content for audiences in Canada and around the world,” said Lisa Godfrey, Vice President Original Content, Corus Entertainment. “Today’s announcement underscores our long-term commitment to producing scripted Canadian content with creators who reflect diversity both on camera and off, and delivering that content to audiences on our largest platform – Global.”
Family Law will be set in Vancouver, Canada, and follow lawyer and recovering alcoholic Abigail Bianchi as she struggles to put her career and family back together after hitting rock bottom. As a condition of her probation, Abby is forced to work at her estranged father’s firm, practicing in family law for the first time while forging new relationships with the half-brother and half-sister she’s never met. The end result is a dysfunctional family law firm operating to help other families with their own dysfunctions. From SEVEN24 and Lark Productions, Family Law is helmed by Showrunner Susin Nielsen, Executive Producers Tom Cox and Jordy Randall (SEVEN24), and Executive Producer Erin Haskett (Lark Productions). Casting and start of production details to be announced at a later date.
Nurses will premiere on Monday, January 6 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Global. It follows five young nurses working on the frontlines of a busy downtown Toronto hospital. Departure is a six-part event series created by Vincent Shiao with Director T.J. Scott and Showrunner Malcolm MacRury. Season 1 stars Archie Panjabi and Christopher Plummer in an adrenaline-fueled serialized thrill ride following the mystery of a passenger plane that vanishes over the Atlantic Ocean. Broadcast details for the North American premiere of Departure will be announced soon. Casting and production details for Season 2 will also be announced in 2020.
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Nurses will premiere Monday, January 6 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Global.
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