Racialized actors shine in season 3 of Transplant

Hamza Haq and Rekha Sharma in Transplant Season 3

Filmed in Montréal, Season 3 of TRANSPLANT Dr Bashir “Bash” Hamed (Hamza Haq, MY SALINGER YEAR) returns to York Memorial Hospital playing a Syrian refugee who has been given a chance to start over. While pursuing Canadian citizenship for both himself and his younger sister Amira (Sirena Gulamgaus, ORPHAN BLACK), Bash is still being asked to repeatedly prove himself.

Joining the cast this season as a series regular is Rekha Sharma (YELLOWJACKETS) as Dr. Neeta Devi, the new Chief of Emergency Medicine who comes to York Memorial with big ideas. Her new role has heightened the image of a racialized woman in a leadership position in a medical drama with all challenges that come with that position and has also heightened the presence of racialized actors in the show.

TRANSPLANT is the most-watched Canadian drama series, continues to receive critical acclaim and recognition, receiving nine 2022 Canadian Screen Award nominations, and taking home eight awards including second consecutive wins for Best Drama Series and Best Lead Actor, Drama Series for Hamza Haq and Best Supporting Actress, Drama for Ayisha Issa.

Season 3 of TRANSPLANT also stars Kenny Wong (PRETTY HARD CASES) as Arnold De Luca; Sugith Varughese (KIM’S CONVENIENCE) as Dr. Aajay Singh. Sharma’s addition to this season centrally makes it a stronger season in which she is sure to excel to critical acclaim. 

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