Canada’s Global Television announces the production of a new show
In a press release, Global Televsion announced the production of a new hospital drama, “The Hot Zone”.
TORONTO, March 14 /CNW/ – Shaw Media announced that production on Global Television‘s gritty, new, medical drama The Hot Zone (working title, formerly known as Combat Hospital) has begun. Commissioned by Global’s original content team and recently picked up by ABC, the 13 x 1 hour-episode series will be shot in Toronto until July 2011. Broadcast details will be revealed at a later date.
The Hot Zone is a fictional medical procedural set in 2006 at the only military hospital providing advanced surgical care in all of Southern Afghanistan. The series charts the frantic lives of the hospital’s resident doctors and nurses from Canada, America, the U.K. and other allied countries. This highly-charged series follows the characters as they navigate their way through the relentless life-and-death battles on the operating table, and the never-ending conflicts that arise from working in a war zone military hospital.
The release names the new actors on the show:
The Hot Zone features a diverse ensemble cast including: Elias Koteas (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) as Colonel Marks; Michelle Borth (Hawaii Five-0) as Canadian surgeon Dr. Rebecca Gordon…
Lieutenant Catherine Rollins (played by Borth) may have left the U.S. Navy, changed her citizenship and went back to medical school! If the show develops and has staying power, will this significantly affect her role as McGarrett’s girlfriend in Hawaii Five-0? Will her departure be written into the storyline, or will she return in later appearances?
One thing’s for sure: McGarrett may be losing an important friend with benefits…and by that I mean Navy intelligence benefits.