The cast of ‘Transplant’. Picture: Supplied
The cast of ‘Transplant’. Picture: Supplied

‘Transplant’, a new medical drama set to air on Universal TV

By Entertainment Reporter Time of article published Oct 13, 2020

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If you’re a fan of medical series, then set a reminder on your TV not to miss “Transplant”.

The 13-part drama follows the life of Dr. Bashir “Bash” Hamed, a charismatic Syrian doctor with battle-tested skills in emergency medicine, who fled Syria with his younger sister to forge a new life in Canada.

However, if Bash wants to be a doctor again, he must redo his medical training from the ground up and obtaining a coveted residency position is nearly impossible.

But as luck would have it, he gets a chance to prove his worth, when a horrific truck accident nearly kills a senior doctor right in front of him, Bash saves the doctor’s life and earns a residency in the Emergency Department of York Memorial, one of the best hospitals in Toronto.

Now Bash must work hard to overcome the numerous obstacles that he faces with the demands of a new country and new job.

Created and produced by Joseph Kay, the series stars Hamza Haq as Dr Bashir “Bash” Hamed in the lead role, alongside Laurence Leboeuf, John Hannah, Jim Watson, Ayisha Issa, Torri Higginson and Sirena Gulamgaus.

Lee Raftery, managing director, EMEA and chief marketing officer, NBCUniversal International said the channel was pleased to bring the show to Africa.

“We’re pleased to bring “Transplant” to audiences in Africa.

Viewers will instantly be gripped by Bash’s story as he joins the staff at York Memorial to resume his career in the high stakes world of emergency medicine,” said Raftery.

Catch the 13 one-hour episodes of “Transplant” from November 30 at 8pm on Universal TV (DStv channel 117).

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