Erica Durance landed the female lead in Saving Hope, a medical drama pilot that begins filming later this month in Toronto.
Inspired by newspaper columnist Ian Brown’s “Mount Hope” series and based on stories from Toronto’s Mount Sinai Hospital, Saving Hope stars the Calgary-born Durance as Alice Joy, the idealistic Chief Surgical Resident at a hospital whose happenings are narrated by its comatose Chief of Surgery.
Saving Hope‘s male lead — playing Alice’s rival and onetime lover — has yet to be cast.
Saving Hope is being co-written by Morwyn Brebner, and produced by Ilana Frank whose credits include Rookie Blue. Erica Durance will also act as an Executive Producer which means she will have input on how the show will be developed. The script material is very good which is always the most important criteria. It will be a strong vehicle for her.
#SavingHope should be referred to for now as a “Series Pilot” with no official reference to being Canadian or American as there is money from both sources for the pilot, at least until the series is picked up.
We are extremely proud of you, Erica. Congrats!