Behind the scenes photos day one from filming Saving Hope’s seventh episode of season two
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Last summer’s #1 Canadian drama SAVING HOPE returns for a compelling second season with former Chief of Surgery, Dr. Charlie Harris (Michael Shanks, STARGATE SG-1) awake from his coma and reunited with his fiancée Dr. Alex Reid (Erica Durance, SMALLVILLE). This season, Alex and the other doctors of Hope Zion Hospital – including Alex’s ex-boyfriend, Dr. Joel Goran (Daniel Gillies, VAMPIRE DIARIES) – continue to handle gripping medical cases full of twists and turns, while Charlie struggles with a secret that could jeopardize his career and his relationship with Alex: he can still see and communicate with ghosts. Gemini-nominated actor Jason Priestley (CALL ME FITZ) and Gregory Smith (ROOKIE BLUE) are each set to direct an episode this season, joining directors David Wellington (THE ELEVENTH HOUR, WOULD BE KINGS, ROOKIE BLUE) Ken Girotti (BOMB GIRLS), John Fawcett (ORPHAN BLACK), and Jeff Woolnough (Jack). Plus, Gemini Award-winning actress Erin Karpluk (BEING ERICA) joins SAVING HOPE for a recurring guest starring role this season, playing a single mother and one of Dr. Joel Goran’s (Daniel Gillies) patients.
Photos include Erica Durance and Michael Shanks. Beware of spoilers!
TheHollywoodReporter just spread the word “Being Erica” star Erin Karpluk will play a single mother and one of Joel’s patients. Her role is recurring.
Jason Priestley who is most known from his work on 90s hit series “Beverly Hills, 90210” will direct an episode. Also, “Rookie Blue” star Gregory Smith will direct an episode during the season. It’s his second job as director as he already directed one episode on “Rookie Blue”.
Saving Hope is in production between March 18 - September 30 2013
When tragedy strikes Chief of Surgery Charlie Harris, his fiancée and fellow surgeon, Alex, races to save his life. Now in a coma, the doctor wanders the halls of the hospital in “spirit”form, watching while Alex and the rest of the staff fight to keep their patients and hope alive. Stars Erica Durance (“Smallville”), Michael Shanks (“Stargate”) and Daniel Gillies (“The Vampire Diaries”). From the creative team behind the hit summer series “Rookie Blue,” it achieved the highest ratings of any 2012 primetime summer premiere. Contains two unaired episodes not shown on NBC.
There is no word yet which featurettes will be included (if any) and if season one will be also released on blu-ray.
Once the reports of a “Vampire Diaries” spinoff called “The Originals” were out, we speculated it could mean we might see less from Daniel Gillies’ character Joel. The good news for all his fans is even if “The Originals” will be picked up by theCW, Gillies will stay as a cast of CTV summer hit series “Saving Hope” as Deadline reports.
Another Vampire Diaries standout is headed to the potential spinoff series. Daniel Gillies is set to star opposite Joseph Morgan and Phoebe Tonkin in The Originals, which will be introduced as an upcoming episode of Vampire Diaries that will air April 25, serving as a potential backdoor pilot. […] Canadian-born Gillies also stars on the Canadian medical drama Saving Hope. If The Originals goes to series, he will do both shows.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role
Saving Hope – Heartsick
CTV (Bell Media)
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Series
Saving Hope - Out of Sight/A New Beginning
CTV (Bell Media)
Toronto, ON (November 16, 2012) – CTV announced today it has upped the ante on its second season order for its hit Canadian drama series, SAVING HOPE, to even more episodes. The broadcaster has ordered an additional five hours from ICF Films/Entertainment One (eOne), bringing its second season commitment to 18 episodes in total. The most-watched drama series on Canadian television this summer, SAVING HOPE reigns as the most-watched Canadian drama of the 2011-12 broadcast year, with an impressive Season 1 average of 1.7 million viewers each week.
Michael Shanks, Erica Durance & Daniel Gillies at MIPCOM in Cannes, France