From a media release:
GLOBAL AND ABC EXTEND WINNING PARTNERSHIP WITH ORIGINAL SERIES, COMBAT HOSPITAL
- Powerful and Poignant Medical Drama Set to Begin Airing in Simulcast Summer 2011
Global Television announced today that its latest original drama series Combat Hospital has been picked up by ABC. The 13 episode series, the second Global series to be picked up by the US network, will air in simulcast with ABC this summer (airdates TBC).
Set in a hospital inspired by the Role 3 Multinational Medical Unit (MMU) at Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan, Combat Hospital charts the frantic lives of the hospitalâ€™s resident doctors and nurses from Canada, America, the UK and other allied countries. This candid, entertaining and sometimes brutal series follows Canadian trauma surgeon Rebecca Kincaid as she experiences relentless life and death battles on the surgeonâ€™s table that transcend politically-charged stereotypes and is confronted with making the tough decisions that come with the realities of frontline medicine
Combat Hospital is a joint production of Canadaâ€™s Sienna Films and the UKâ€™s Artists Studio with Carrie Stein at 3 Arts Entertainment and Simon Vaughan at Lookout Point heading up international sales. Executive Producers are Jennifer Kawaja and Julia Sereny for Sienna Films (The Cry of the Owlâ€”with BBC Films, MACT Productions, Diamondsâ€”CBC/ABC, with Buffalo Gal Pictures, Alchemy Television and Philo Films, How She Moveâ€”Paramount Vantage/MTV Films/Mongrel Media), Gub Neal, Justin Thompson-Glover and Patrick Irwin for Artists Studio; Executive Producer/ Showrunner Dan Petrie Jr. will head up the writing room on the show originally created by Jinder Chalmers and Douglas Steinberg.