From a media release:
Canada’s favourite rookie nurses are getting ready to scrub back in as Global announced today the start of production for Season 2 of breakout hitÂ Nurses. From Canadian broadcaster and production partner Corus Entertainment, with eOne, and ICF Films, the coming of age medical drama begins filming 10 new episodes beginningÂ March 2Â inÂ Toronto.
After receiving an earlyÂ series renewalÂ for a sophomore season â€“ ahead of the show’s broadcast debut â€“the first season ofÂ NursesÂ has become an instant hit with Canadian audiences,Â joining Global’s robust roster of hit series. With the premiere garnering nearlyÂ 1.3 millionÂ viewers**, the series launch became the most-watched premiere episode of a scripted Canadian series in over two years for total viewers*, and was the #1 entertainment program of the night for A25-54 and W25-54**.
Picking up after their first four months as interns, Season 2 welcomes back Grace (Tiera Skovbye), Ashley (Natasha Calis), Keon (Jordan Johnson-Hinds), Naz (Sandy Sidhu), and Wolf (Donald MacLean Jr.), and the old adage holds true: a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing â€“ especially when other people’s lives are in their hands. As the rookie nurses hurl headlong into a new challenges, there are some notable add-ons to the St. Mary’s staff including nurseÂ Kate FaulknerÂ (Rachael Ancheril,Â Mary Kills People), who turned in her RN for an MBA; Â the handsome, lone wolfÂ Matteo ReyÂ (casting to be confirmed), who gets off on the wrong foot with more than one member of the team; and the eternally sunnyÂ Candy KemperÂ (Katie Uhlmann,Â My Roommate’s an Escort). With new high-stakes medical cases and romantic entanglements, this season the five newbies will heroically endeavor to help their patients, while still struggling as they learn how to help themselves.
While Season 2 is about to begin a new nursing shift, Season 1 continuesÂ MondayÂ nights atÂ 8 p.m. ET/PTÂ on Global. On next week’s episode “Achilles Heel”, Ashley receives an ultra-religious patient who is willing to put himself at peril to appease God, forcing Ashley to reconsider her own religious past. Naz supports a pregnant patient through the hardest decision of her life, while Wolf plunges deeper into Red’s drug ring.
NursesÂ is produced by ICF Films and eOne in association with Corus Entertainment, with the participation of the Canada Media Fund and the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit. eOne handles international distribution on the series. Executive Producers areÂ Ilana FrankÂ (Saving Hope, Rookie Blue),Â Linda PopeÂ (Saving Hope, Rookie Blue),Â Jocelyn HamiltonÂ (Mary Kills People, Ransom),Â Patrick TarrÂ (Saving Hope,Â Cardinal) andÂ Tassie CameronÂ (Mary Kills People, Rookie Blue) withÂ Julie PuckrinÂ (Killjoys, X Company) as Co-executive Producer.Â Adam PettleÂ (Burden of Truth,Â Saving Hope) is the Series Creator and Executive Producer.