From a media release:
Global announced today casting details for new original dramaÂ NursesÂ (working title), a coming-of-age story centered around the lives of five rookie nurses. From Canadian broadcaster and production partner Corus Entertainment, with Entertainment One (eOne) and ICF Films, in association with Piazza Entertainment, the serialized, character-driven drama (10×60), from the team behindÂ Rookie Blue, features a stellar ensemble cast of young talent including Tiera SkovbyeÂ (Riverdale),Â Natasha CalisÂ (The Posession),Â Jordan Johnson-HindsÂ (Blindspot),Â Sandy SidhuÂ (Home Before Dark) andÂ Donald MacLean Jr.Â (Workinâ€™ Moms). With production underway in Toronto, the new dramaÂ will premiere in 2019 on Global.
Set in Toronto, the seriesÂ follows five young nurses working on the frontlines of a busy downtown hospital, dedicating their lives to helping others, while struggling to help themselves. Grace Knight (played by Skovbye), is a young nurse looking for a fresh start, until someone from her past turns up who could jeopardize her career;Â Ashley Collins (played by Calis), is a wild and unapologetic adrenaline junky who lives for the fast pace of the hospital; Keon Colby (played by Johnson-Hinds), is a former college football star whoâ€™s trying to prove heâ€™s more than he was on the field; Nazneen Khan (played by Sidhu), is a whip-smart daughter of a wealthy family in India who moved to Canada to reinvent herself and is now starting her first job ever;Â and Wolf Burke (played by MacLean Jr.), is soft hearted and playful, but with a secret that may find him in over his head.
Stationed in every tendril of a busy downtown trauma centre and thrust into frontline medical action,Â NursesÂ sees five recent graduates beginning their careers in a high-stakes hospital with pressure cooker training. Forming an inextricable bond, the nurses struggle to find a work-life balance that matches and counters the intensity of their new job. Their interaction with patients, relatives, and staff quickly leads them to the discovery that nursing isnâ€™t just about biology, chemistry, and anatomy, itâ€™s also about psychology, compassion, and romantic complications.
NursesÂ is produced by ICF Films, eOne in association with Piazza Entertainment and 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 are Ilana Frank (Saving Hope, Rookie Blue), Linda Pope (Saving Hope, Rookie Blue), Vanessa Piazza (Lost Girl, Dark Matter), AdamÂ Pettle (Burden of Truth, Saving Hope)Â Jocelyn Hamilton (Mary Kills People, Ransom) and Tassie CameronÂ (Mary Kills People) withÂ Julie PuckrinÂ (Killjoys, X Company) as Co-executive Producer.