CTV orders third season of Transplant

The upcoming season of the Sphère Média-produced medical drama will see Hamza Haq reprise his starring role as Dr. Bashir Hamed.

Transplant star Hamza Haq is set to scrub in again: CTV has announced the renewal of the hit Canadian medical procedural for a 13-episode third season.

Produced by Montreal-based Sphère Média in association with CTV and Universal International Studios, a division of Universal Studio Group, season three will air as part of CTV’s 2022/23 broadcast schedule.

As with previous seasons, filming on the new batch of episodes of the CTV original drama will take place in Montréal. Haq (My Salinger Year) will reprise his role as Dr. Bashir “Bash” Hamed, a supremely skilled refugee Syrian doctor carving out a new life and career in emergency medicine at a hospital in Toronto.

Transplant has been a critical and audience hit, with a current season average of 1.1 million viewers, according to Numeris, Total Canada, Winter 2021-22 season (Dec. 13, 2021 – Feb. 13, 2022).  The series has already won several Canadian Screen Awards and is up for nine more going into Canadian Screen Week in April, including best drama series and a lead actor nod for Haq.

Season two is currently airing Mondays on CTV, CTV.ca and the CTV app, and will switch to Tuesdays on March 1. It will premiere in the U.S. on NBC on March 6. The drama has also launched in regions including the U.K., Australia, Spain, Germany and the Netherlands.

Transplant creator Joseph Kay also serves as executive producer and showrunner. For Sphère Média, executive producers are Bruno Dubé, Jocelyn Deschênes, Josée Vallée, Rachel Langer, and Stefan Pleszczynski.

For CTV, Mitch Geddes is production executive; Sarah Fowlie is head of production, original programming; Carlyn Klebuc is general manager, original programming; Pat DiVittorio is VP, CTV and specialty programming. Justin Stockman is VP, content development and programming, Bell Media. Karine Moses is senior VP, content development and news, Bell Media and vice chair, Québec, Bell.

NBCUniversal Global Distribution handles all distribution rights for Transplant, which is produced with the participation of the Canada Media Fund, provincial and federal tax credits, and the Bell Fund.

“Transplant has touched the hearts of many viewers around the world and we’re confident that season three will grasp their attention even more,” said Deschênes, president and chief executive producer international of original fiction content at Sphère Média, in a statement.