New Legal Drama Family Law Nabs Early Renewal Ahead of Season 1 Premiere with Season 2 Production Now Underway
Global Greenlights Award-Winning Event Series Departure for a Third Season with Production Starting Later This Year
Global announced new season greenlights for its original scripted series Family Law (Season 2) and Departure (Season 3). With production on Season 2 now underway in Vancouver, the renewal of new legal drama Family Law comes ahead of its premiere, which is set to debut on Global later this year. Similarly, Season 2 of the critically acclaimed ratings juggernaut Departure will also air later this year, with Season 3 set to begin production this fall.
“Global’s roster of original scripted dramas demonstrates our commitment to creating the highest quality content, supporting our homegrown voices, and working with our industry-leading partners,” said Lisa Godfrey, Senior Vice President of Original Content and Corus Studios. “With this announcement today, we continue to expand our library of original content, telling distinctively Canadian stories that resonate with audiences from coast to coast.”
Produced by SEVEN24 Films and Lark Productions, and created by Canadian award-winning author Susin Nielsen, Family Law is a one-hour legal drama that follows Abigail ‘Abby’ Bianchi (Jewel Staite) navigating her new life with her family including Abby’s father Harry Svensson (Victor Garber), her half- brother Daniel Svensson (Zach Smadu), and half-sister Lucy Svensson (Genelle Williams). The second season sees each character develop as they face new personal challenges, as well as take on an incredible lineup of cases. Season 2 will also feature many exciting guest stars including Paul Sun-Hyung Lee (Kim’s Convenience) and Catherine Fitch (Murdoch Mysteries).
Award-winning event series Departure also receives a greenlight for a third season with production set to begin this fall. Season 3 will follow the aftermath of a deadly ferry accident with additional details including filming location and casting for Season 3 to be announced at a later date.
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