NBC has announced that medical drama Transplant will debut on Tuesday, September 1st, at 10:00 PM. The drama will follow summer series America’s Got Talent for its initial four episodes. It’s unclear what will serve as a lead-in after AGT has aired its season finale on September 22nd. Due to the ongoing pandemic, production on season three of regular Tuesday occupant New Amsterdam won’t begin until September.
Transplant originates in Canada and the first season has 13 episodes. The series has been renewed for a second season in Canada but it’s not known if NBC will be airing the sophomore season yet.
Here’s NBC’s announcement about Transplant’s debut as well as a trailer:
HIT CANADIAN DRAMA ‘TRANSPLANT’ BEGINS ITS STATESIDE CAMPAIGN AND SETS NBC DEBUT FOR TUESDAY, SEPT. 1
New 13-Episode Medical Series Earns “America’s Got Talent” Lead-In
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – Aug. 12, 2020 – “Transplant,” the hit Canadian drama set to make its mark with U.S. audiences, will premiere Tuesday, Sept. 1 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on NBC following a live telecast of summer’s #1 series, “America’s Got Talent.”
The 13-episode series centers on Dr. Bashir “Bash” Hamed, a Syrian doctor with battle-tested skills in emergency medicine who fled his country with his younger sister, Amira. Together they struggle to build a new life in Canada as Bash strives to rebuild his career in medicine.
NBC has a long and storied history with successful medical series, including, of course, “ER” and its current hits “New Amsterdam” and “Chicago Med.”
“Transplant” stars Hamza Haq (“Quantico”), Laurence Leboeuf (“The Disappearance”), John Hannah (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”), Jim Watson (“Mary Kills People”) and Ayisha Issa (“Polar”).
In its first season on CTV, “Transplant” was the most-watched Canadian original series and saw audience growth as the season progressed.
Creator Joseph Kay serves as executive producer along with Jocelyn Deschenes, Bruno Dube, Randy Lennox, Virginia Rankin, Jeremy Spry and Tara Woodbury.
Developed at CTV, “Transplant” is produced by Sphere Media in association with CTV and NBCUniversal International Studios, a division of Universal Studio Group. NBCUniversal Global Distribution handles worldwide distribution for the series.
ABOUT SPHERE MEDIA
Sphere Media produces television and media-based content for Canadian and international markets. Based in Montreal and Toronto and with over 30 comedy and drama series in English and French, Sphere Media is known for its remarkable productions with timely and original content. In scripted television, Sphere Media achieved accolades for the groundbreaking police drama 19-2 (Bravo/CTV), winning Best Dramatic Series at the Canadian Screen Awards, and an International Emmy nomination for Best Drama. Cutthroat crime drama Bad Blood (CityTV/Netflix) and heartbreaking family drama This Life (CBC) were also multiple Canadian Screen Award nominees. Most recently, Sphere Media’s bold new medical drama Transplant, (CTV/NBCU) about a Syrian refugee doctor, aired to critical acclaim and ratings success and has been ordered for a second season. Together with its subsidiaries, Sphere Media generates high-quality productions in all genres, ranging from documentaries to feature films, including television series, game shows, magazine programs, variety shows, 2D animation, and digital projects.
ABOUT NBCUNIVERSAL INTERNATIONAL STUDIOS
NBCUniversal International Studios, a division of Universal Studio Group, delivers award-winning content to millions across the globe. Based in London, the business’ in-house production labels include Carnival Films, creator of worldwide phenomenon Downton Abbey, Netflix series The Last Kingdom and hit drama Belgravia for ITV and EPIX; Monkey Kingdom, producer of BAFTA-winning Made in Chelsea, reality ITVBe hit The Real Housewives of Cheshire and ITV2 hip hop comedy show Don’t Hate The Playaz; and Australian-based Matchbox Pictures, producer of critically-acclaimed series Stateless, Glitch, The Slap, Safe Harbour, and upcoming Netflix drama Clickbait. NBCUniversal International Studios also operates joint production ventures with Working Title Television (Tales of the City, The Luminaries and Lady Parts) and Heyday Television (The Long Song, The Capture and Clickbait), and owns an equity stake in LARK Productions (Fortunate Son) in Canada. International Studios also comprises a UK and LA-based Scripted unit, which developed and produces the Emmy-nominated television remake Hanna for Amazon Prime Video. Season two launched on the platform in July.
What do you think? Do you like the sound of the Transplant TV series? Will you be tuning in to watch this medical drama on NBC?
Yes, I like this new TV Series, I have been trying to find it in the guide for A couple weeks now, but I have been unable to find it, I think I read that it will be back, but I am unable to figure out when it is supposed to be back.
Absolutely LOVE this show.
I enjoy Transplant and am glad to see it has been renewed.
Great tv show
I really like this show even though we can hardly hear what is being said. Most of the time the back ground music is ridiculous loud so that everything being said is totally missed. Get rid of the back ground music. PLEASE.
With the end of Grey’s Anatomy, I was hoping a new medical series would premiere. Transplant did not disappoint. It was exciting from the beginning and I appreciate the perspective of a character doctor who did not receive medical schooling in the U.S.
Hamza Haq is amazing, soulful, strong and vulnerable in this wonderful drama! And with a great supportive cast behind him brings to the screen painful humanity and creative kindness fully to the screen… I love all of them!! The eloquent portrayal of his relationship with little sister Amira!! Oh brings tears she is tenderly fragile yet brave..
Please more! More of this heartfelt drama!!
Once I started watching the episodes, I was hooked. Intense drama with lots of character plots and lives with very different paths crossing in daily life.
Will NBC air the sending season… please?!?!!
Excellent film. I love it!!
I think it’s a amazing show, with deep emotions and gives you much to think about. Excellent choice of actors – highly skilled. I hope it continue here, as I think it can be a big hit in the states.
I like the new series Transplant. Please let it come back for second season. It is different from other medical shows. It brings awareness to what is going on in the world.
Seems like a good show. I saw the pilot and 1st episode. Looks good.
I sincerely hope Transplant receives a renewal for a second season in the US. It is a thoughtful, insightful and complex drama. We need a show that makes us feel something. That makes us think a bit. This hits the spot. Thoroughly enjoying it.