Happy news, Remedy fans: the wedding might be off, but a second season is on!
“Remedy is a proven hit and solid performer for Global, and we’re delighted to be able to watch these characters grow even further with a second season,” said Barbara Williams, Senior Vice President, Content, Shaw Media.
The high stakes, prime-time medical drama once again follows the Conner family’s trials and tribulations, while zeroing in on the distinct ‘upstairs/downstairs’ dynamic of a downtown hospital. Remedy continues to go beyond the OR and the ER to reveal the compelling community who together make the healing happen.
The series follows Griffin Conner, son of the Acting Chief of Staff, and brother to the strong and resourceful Sandy an ICU Nurse, and the highly disciplined, perfectionist Melissa, a General Surgeon. Season 1 saw Griffin, a med school dropout having left in a haze of disgrace, forced to return to Bethune General Hospital as its newest orderly. Working “downstairs” alongside a cast of colourful characters, Griffin gets a new perspective on a world he thought he knew.
From creator and showrunner Greg Spottiswood (King), Remedy stars Enrico Colantoni (Flashpoint, Galaxy Quest, Just Shoot Me!) as Acting Chief of Staff and family patriarch Allen Conner, Dillon Casey (Nikita, The Vow, MVP) as his son Griffin, Sara Canning (The Vampire Diaries, Primeval: New World) as his General Surgeon daughter Melissa, and Sarah Allen (Jozi-H, Murdoch Mysteries) as his eldest daughter, and ICU Nurse, Sandy.
Fans of Global‘s high-octane medical drama Remedy won’t want to miss tonight’s season finale, and stars Enrico Colantoni and Dillon Casey tell ET Canada their characters’father-son relationship is about to hit the boiling point.
“There’s a lot of yelling,” says Dillon of the finale. “A lot of surgery. Some family lessons are learned.”
One thing fans won’t get from the finale, he teases, is a definitive ending. “I wouldn’t say there’s a lot of closure,” hints Dillon, who plays Griffin Conner, black sheep of a family who all work in the medical profession while he’s a med-school dropout who now works as a hospital orderly. “There’s a huge cliffhanger.”
Enrico Colantoni plays Griffin’s father, chief of staff at the same hospital where Griffin works alongside his sisters, one a surgeon, the other a nurse. According to Enrico, fans of the show should prepare themselves for some seriousdrama when the season concludes: “The writing’s pretty much on the wall what people are going to see out of the last episode,” he says.
Be sure to catch the season finale of Remedy, airing Monday, Apr. 28 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Global.
In the meantime, see more of ET Canada’s interview with Enrico and Dillon in tonight’s episode, airing at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT on Global.
An official Season 2 announcement is still pending
Things are looking good for Remedy as far as a second season. Shaw Media has ordered new scripts from the series, whose Season 1 finale airs April 28th. While an official renewal still hasn’t happened, Global is at least showing interest in finding out where the show will go next.
Remedy stars Enrico Colantoni, Sara Canning, Dillon Casey and Sarah Allen as members of the Conner family—all of who work in the same Toronto hospital, Bethune General, albeit in very different positions. Also featured are Diego Fuentes, Genelle Williams and Stephanie Belding as the hospital’s downstairs staff that suddenly come to light when Griffin (Casey) returns home after going sober and gets a job in the hospital’s basement.
While it’s hard to say where Remedy will leave things in the finale, Season 1 has already seen some major upheavals for the family, especially as Griffin nearly fell off the wagon and pregnant Sandy (Allen) just called off her engagement to fiancé and doctor Brian (Matt Ward).
The series will become the first from CW Seed to be expanded for an on-air broadcast.
The CW is looking to its digital studio CW Seed for comedy.
The youth-skewing network has ordered online comedy Backpackers to series, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The CW will reconstitute the online episodes into the first four half-hours, with six more web installments filmed but yet to be streamed. The network has ordered 10 half-hour episodes.
This marks the first time an online series produced by the broadcast network’s digital studio will make the transition. Backpackers, which stars Dillon Casey and Noah Reid as two friends backpacking across Europe after one of them is dumped by their girlfriend, will air in the summer.
The Backpackers pickup comes as The CW has slowly been pushing into original scripted comedy fare. The network revived unscripted entry Whose Line Is It Anyway last year and found success with the Aisha Tyler-hosted half-hour. Network president Mark Pedowitz has repeatedly said if that series was successful, he would use it as a building block for a comedy lineup. The network renewed it for a supersized second run — up 10 episodes to 24 — and moved it to the summer.
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