Transplant’s first season will premiere on NBC in September of 2020. Covid-19-shaped holes in their fall lineup were partially filled by making the show available to American viewers (via Deadline). Regardless, the series was a huge success outside of Japan. Even though the first season had only broadcast in Canada, CTV had already ordered a second. After a successful debut on NBC, they decided to replicate that success elsewhere (via The Hollywood Reporter). Transplant is a fresh take on the traditional evening soap used in hospitals. His friends and colleagues call him Bash. He is a Syrian refugee currently living in Canada. For the time being, Bash cannot get work as a doctor in Canada because of his lack of Canadian qualifications. If his fast thinking and resourcefulness are put to good use during an unfortunate incident, it may all change for him. Dr. Jed Bishop (John Hannah), the chief of Toronto’s York Memorial Hospital’s emergency department, is one of those people. He appears in the film. As a result of experiencing Bash’s abilities firsthand, Dr. Bishop decides to hire him as a resident. Season 2 will continue Bash’s journey, but where will it go? Who will return to York Memorial for a second stint as a nurse? When can you expect to watch more of this riveting show if you’re a US viewer? Everything we know about Transplant season 2 so far can be seen here.
Will season 2 of Transplant be available in the United States?
For season 2, production began in February 2021, according to a Deadline article, but it’s anticipated to broadcast in Canada later that year. Since the first season premiered in Canada in February 2020, the show’s planned release date looks to have been pushed back significantly. What impact will this have on the release date in the United States?
NBC has yet to announce a premiere date for the show in the United States at the time of this writing. With Canada’s release delayed, it appears likely that the US release date will be pushed back as well. According to a CTV press release, the second season will contain 13 episodes, much like the first. That makes it possible for NBC to bring it in as a semi-premiere in 2022 rather than at the start of the fall/winter TV season.
Season 2 of Transplant could premiere in the fall of 2021, but don’t be shocked if it airs in the early months of 2022. Of course, until NBC makes an official announcement, all of this is just conjecture.
Who will be back for season 2 of Transplant?
The main cast of Transplant is returning for a second season, which should please fans who fell in love with the show’s characters throughout the first season. According to CTV’s press release, Haq will reprise his role as Dr. Hamed, along with Laurence Leboeuf, Ayisha Issa, June Curtis, Sirena Gulamgaus, Jim Watson, and John Hannah, among others.
We’ll be keeping an eye on Hannah to see if he’s still a part of the cast for the complete second season. Even though he recovered consciousness in the most recent episode after what appeared to be a stroke at the end of the first season, his condition is far from stable. While Hannah has been classified as a series regular for season 2, it’s not unheard of for a TV medical drama to have a character die unexpectedly.
Torri Higginson, who plays nurse Claire Malone, will be promoted to series regular status for season 2 after serving as a recurring cast member (via Deadline).
Who knows what will happen in the second season of Transplant?
Season 1 of Transplant left viewers with many unanswered questions, so, fortunately, a second season is on the way. Dr. Bishop’s apparent stroke will immediately impact York Memorial’s employees and patients. According to a CTV press release, the incident has “destabilized” affairs at the hospital. Several new emergency room employees are mentioned in the press release, and we can only assume they’ll bring more drama to the table.
The identity of the mystery woman Bash and his sister Amira witnessed at the end of Season 1 is yet another significant question that Season 1 left unresolved. They know she dramatically impacts their lives, but precisely what she means and how her arrival will affect them are still up in the air.
Some Grey’s Anatomy-style hospital romance between Bash and Mags (Bags? Mash?) shippers are no doubt eager to see what happens. After a season of flirtation, they seemed closer than ever to taking things to the next level, but neither has made an official move. There’s a good chance their chemistry will come up again in season 2, whether they pursue their feelings for one another.
Even if we have to wait a little longer for more Transplant, the wait will be well worth it based on everything we’ve learned about the impending second season thus far.