NBC has picked up the Canadian medical drama Saving Hope in what will be Erica Durance’s first series role since Smallville.
Saving Hope, from Rookie Blue producers Ilana Frank and David Wellington, follows surgeon Alex Reid (Durance) whose personal and professional life is turned upside down when her fiancé Charlie — who is also the chief of surgery at her hospital — ends up in a coma. Just as Alex and new surgeon Joel (Vampire Diaries‘ Daniel Gillies) rush to save his life, Charlie roams the halls of the hospital unsure of whether he’s now a ghost or just a figment of his imagination. Meanwhile, his fiancée and the other doctors continue to try to revive him, as well as treat their other patients throughout the series. Stargate Atlantis‘ Michael Shanks (Carter Hall/Hawkman in Smallville) will also star as Charlie.
NBC will air all the 13-episode first season sometime this summer.
Durance, who played Lois Lane on the superhero CW series for six years, most recently guest-starred on another NBC drama, Harry’s Law.
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