In a CTV press release, it summarize the show’s third season and teases what season 4 will look like:
Saving Hope’s emotional Season 3 finale saw life and death collide as Dr. Alex Reid (Erica Durance) became a new mom, delivering a healthy baby boy named Luke Reid. In a shocking turn of events, the episode culminated in a devastating accident at an off-site army base, which saw the death of one of Hope Zion’s own. Season 4 picks up nine months after the devastating accident, as the Hope Zion staff continue to deal with the aftermath of the death of their colleague and friend, Dr. Joel Goran. Alex (Durance) is back at work following maternity leave, trying to balance motherhood and a busy O.R. Meanwhile, Dr. Charlie Harris (Michael Shanks) continues to be haunted by his ghost-seeing abilities and the looming question of whether or not he is Baby Luke’s biological father.
To fill in the void that Daniel Gillies left, the press release notes the show is adding Kim Shaw (The Good Wife) as Dr. Cassie Williams, a book smart intern learning how to practice medicine, not just read about it, and Max Bennett (Anna Karenina) as Dr. Patrick Curtis, a surgical fellow who has been filling in during Alex’s mat leave. Travis Milne (Rookie Blue) will also appear in a four-episode arc.
These three will join returning cast members, Durance, Shanks as well as Wendy Crewson, Michelle Nolden, Benjamin Ayres, Julia Taylor-Ross, and Huse Madhavji.
Missing from this list is Stacey Farber as Dr. Sydney Katz, who status is unknown of whether or not she will be returning. I recall that Farber got cast in a TV show that got picked up for the fall on a US network so it is possible that she will no longer be on the show. If that is true, that’s too bad. I felt there was more to explore with Dr. Katz and her relationship with Maggie. Another actor missing is Mac Fyfe, who played Dr. Dey. Personally, I didn’t connect with Dr. Dey so if he isn’t a recurring character on the show then I am fine with that. I hope the show brings back Kristopher Turner as Dr. Gavin Murphy.
Jason Priestly, Michael Shanks and Peter Stebbings are set to direct episodes this season.
Shooting is set to run through December 2015 with a premiere date yet to be determined but most likely sometime this fall.