Production on Saving Hope’s fifth season is wrapping up and with that news comes the announcement that the fifth season will also be the show’s last. Series star, Erica Durance, made that announcement on the show’s official Twitter account:
— Saving Hope Official (@SavingHopeTV) October 26, 2016
“The production of 85, hour-long episodes is a huge undertaking and accomplishment – a testament to wonderful collaborations of writers, performers, production, and our generous support from CTV,” said Executive Producer Ilana Frank, in a statement. “We proved that hard work can be fun, and we thank our Canadian viewers for their enthusiastic loyalty. We can’t wait to share what we have in store for our final season.”
The fifth season will comprise of 18 episodes and will air as part of CTV’s 2016/17 midseason lineup so we can expect it to air sometime in January.
The press release goes on to detail what is in store for the final season:
Picking up in the aftermath of the heart-stopping Season 4 finale, in which a vengeful Tom Crenshaw (Travis Milne) appeared at the Hope Zion Hospital Fellowship Awards and fired a shot at Alex (Erica Durance) and Charlie (Michael Shanks), Season 5 of SAVING HOPE sees the Hope Zion staff thrust into turmoil. As Alex faces a big decision, her fellow doctors deal with new challenges as changes come to Hope Zion that will not only affect the livelihood of the hospital, but also its doctors and everything they hold dear.
Saving Hope stars Erica Durance as Dr. Alex Reid, Michael Shanks as Dr. Charlie Harris, Wendy Crewson as Dr. Dana Kinney; Benjamin Ayres as Dr. Zach Miller; Canadian Screen Award nominee Julia Taylor Ross as Dr. Maggie Lin; Canadian Screen Award-winner Michelle Nolden as Dr. Dawn Bell; Huse Madhavji as Dr. Shahir Hamza; Kim Shaw (THE GOOD WIFE) as Dr. Cassie Williams, Dejan Loyola as Dr. Dev Sekara, and Jarod Joseph as Dr. Emanuel Palmer.
We here at Pop Goes the World is a bit bummed at this news but at the same time not surprised as Canadian shows tend to now have a huge lifespan and 85 episodes is quite a lot for a Canadian show. What really hurts is that we no longer get to see this talented cast on screen when the show ends. We are huge fans of Erica Durance and it was great seeing her on screen again after Smallville ended. We grew to become fans of Julia Taylor Ross, Michelle Nolden and Benjamin Ayers. Our love for Wendy Crewson just grew and we will miss the chemistry between Durance and Michael Shanks.
Since it is the last season, what do you hope to see? Do you want a resolution to Luke’s paternity? Do you want to see Daniel Gillies return for an episode or two as a spirit? Sound off in the comments for your wish list.