Departure begins production on season two; Archie Panjabi and Christopher Plummer to return
Successful Red Arrow Studios International drama Departure is in production on Season Two.
Filming has started in Toronto, Canada on the second season of the event drama, produced by Shaftesbury and Deadpan Pictures.
Departure is distributed worldwide by Red Arrow Studios International, with Starlings Television handling US sales. Season One of Departure has sold to broadcasters including Peacock/Universal in the US, M6 in France, and NBCUniversal International Networks (NBCUIN) for Europe and Africa, who have also taken Season Two.
Directed by Canadian Screen award winner T.J. Scott (Orphan Black, Star Trek: Discovery), and created by Vincent Shiao. Season two of Departure focuses on the tragic crash of a high-speed automated train - the Apollo - travelling from Toronto to Chicago.
Kendra Malley (Emmy(R) winner Archie Panjabi - The Good Wife) leads the investigation into an accident that leaves multiple deaths in its wake and a web of potential suspects: the tech visionary who invented the train's control system; the anti-technology politician, and the FBI prisoner who disappears after the crash. When the feds swoop in to initiate a manhunt, Kendra's investigation evolves from finding the causes of the crash to working with federal agents to capture the fugitive - who may be the root cause of the entire disaster. Along with Archie Panjabi, season two features an all-star ensemble cast including Oscar(R) winner Christopher Plummer (Knives Out), Kris Holden-Reid (Umbrella Academy), Jason O'Mara (The Man in the High Castle), Mark Rendall (Departure), Kelly McCormack (Killjoys), Karen Le Blanc (Ransom), Wendy Crewson (Frankie Drake), Charlie Carrick (Reign), Donal Logue (Gotham), Dion Johnstone (Sweet Magnolias) and Greg Bryk (Mary Kills People).
Season one will air in Canada on Global beginning October 8 and on Peacock/Universal starting September 17.
Departure is Executive Produced by Christina Jennings, Scott Garvie, Malcolm MacRury, Jackie May, T.J. Scott, Paul Donovan, Ailish McElmeel, David A. Stern, Matt Geller and Archie Panjabi. Patrick Cassavetti, Teresa M. Ho and Julie Lacey are Producers. For Corus, Kathleen Meek is Production Executive; Rachel Nelson is Director, Original Content, Drama, Kids and Factual; Lisa Godfrey is Vice President of Original Content, Corus Entertainment. Chris Philip and Karine Martin are Executive Producers for Starlings Television. Carlo Dusi and Rodrigo Herrera Ibarguengoytia are
Executive Producers for Red Arrow Studios International, and Ben Silverman is also an Executive Producer. Departure is directed by T.J. Scott and created by Vincent Shiao.