Announced by Global, ‘Departure’, a six episode dramatic thriller that follows Kendra Malley, (played by Emmy winning Archie Punjabi), an aviation investigator that is brought in by her mentor Howard Lawsome, (Oscar winner Christopher Plummer), to discover what happened to Flight 716 that disappeared while flying over the Atlantic Ocean, and is described as a “high-octane conspiracy series” and an “adrenaline-fuelled serialized thrill ride,”.
Joining the cast is Kris Holden-Ried, Claire Forlani (Meet Joe Black, NCIS: LA, Hawaii 5-0), Rebecca Liddiard (Frankie Drake Mysteries, Alias Grace), Shazad Latif (Star Trek: Discovery, Penny Dreadful), Tamara Duarte (Longmire), Peter Mensah (Midnight Texas, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Kristian Bruun (Orphan Black, The Go Getters), Allan Hawco (Republic of Doyle, Caught), Dougray Scott (Snatch), Sasha Roiz (Grimm), Mark Rendall (30 Days of Night), Dmitry Chepovetsky (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol), Paris Jefferson (Sunset Contract)… phew, that’s a lot of awesome… but wait, there’s more.
‘Departure’ was created by Vincent Shiao (“Ransom”, “Aftermath”), features T.J. Scott (“Orphan Black”, “Star Trek: Discovery”) as director and Malcolm MacRury (“Saving Hope”) as showrunner. According to the announcement, principal photography on the Canada/U.K. co-production will also film in London, England.
“It’s an honour to partner with the talented team at Shaftesbury on this bold, new premium drama, adding to Global’s robust original programming slate,” said Lisa Godfrey, vice president of original content with Corus Entertainment. “We were immediately drawn to the gripping storyline about the conspiracies surrounding the plane crash, and how the plot takes audiences through the investigation as we try to solve this mystery. With such a mass appeal premise, combined with a highly acclaimed award-winning cast, and exceptional creative team, we look forward to captivating audiences in 2019.”