Actress Torri Higginson is scrubbing up for the brand new Canadian medical drama Transplant, and viewers in the U.S. will have a chance to see the show in just a few days.
NBC will air Transplant on Tuesdays (10/9c) starting September 1. Episodes will also stream on NBC’s new Peacock streaming service the next day.
Transplant stars Hamza Haq as Dr. Bashir “Bash” Hamed, a brilliant emergency room doctor who was forced to flee war-torn Syria two years ago. He has struggled to find a job at a hospital, until a disaster prompts him to act boldly and save lives in unconventional ways. This creates an opportunity for a second chance at York Memorial Hospital in Toronto — though some of his colleagues are uncertain whether he should be there.
Higginson played linguist and diplomat Dr. Elizabeth Weir on Stargate Atlantis, where her character was tasked with leading an international expedition to the lost city of the Ancients in the Pegasus Galaxy. She was a series regular for Atlantis‘ first three seasons, then appeared in a recurring role in the fourth season.
In Transplant she plays the ER head nurse Claire Malone, described as a quick-witted nurse who has seen it all and can’t be pushed around. She’s initially resistant to what seems like an impulsive decision to hire Bash.
Also starring are John Hannah (Sliding Doors, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) Laurence Leboeuf (Trauma), Ayisha Issa (Dark Matter), and Jim Watson (Designated Survivor).
The show’s first season includes 13 episodes, which aired this past spring on CTV in Canada. It’s been renewed for a second season. The show is also available for streaming in New Zealand on TVNZ OnDemand. Check out the trailer below!