Global greenlights eOne medical drama Nurses

The hour-long series, set to premiere next year, is produced in partnership with ICF Films and Piazza Entertainment.
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Global has given a 10-episode order to Nurses (working title), a new medical drama from eOne.

The hour-long series, produced by eOne in partnership with ICF Films and Piazza Entertainment, follows four young nurses working on the front lines of St. Jude’s Hospital. The scripted drama is set to premiere in 2019.

ICF Films’ Ilana Frank (Rookie Blue) will exec produce the series with Piazza Entertainment’s Vanessa Piazza (Dark Matter), with Adam Pettle (Burden of Truth) serving as showrunner, writer and executive producer. In addition, Tassie Cameron will serve as an exec producer. No cast have yet been announced for the series.

ICF and eOne have had a first-look deal in place since 2008. Under the agreement, the two have previously produced dramas like Rookie Blue and Saving Hope. The companies are also currently working together with Eagle Vision on CBC legal drama Burden of Truth, starring Kristin Kreuk (Smallville). The series, which is showrun by Pettle and Brad Simpson, recently went into production on its second season in Winnipeg.

eOne also inked a multi-year TV production partnership with Toronto-based Piazza last October.

The news follows Global’s recent renewals for new seasons of Ransom (eOne/Sienna Films), Private Eyes (eOne), Big Brother Canada (Corus Entertainment/Insight Productions/Endemol Shine) and a third and final season of Mary Kills People (Cameron Pictures/eOne).

eOne will distribute the project worldwide.