Archie Panjabi and Christopher Plummer Topline Cast of Global TV Event Series ‘Departure’

Global TV has announced production on a new original event series, Departure.

The six-part drama stars Archie Panjabi (The Good Wife) and legendary actor Christopher Plummer.

Here’s the official description:

Departure is a six-part event series that follows the shocking disappearance of Flight 716, a passenger plane that vanishes over the Atlantic Ocean. Kendra Malley (Panjabi), the recently widowed, brilliant aviation investigator, is called in by her former boss and mentor Howard Lawson (Plummer) to investigate the mysterious crash. With the whole world watching, Kendra and her team race to pinpoint the missing aircraft and locate possible survivors. They must battle through a host of suspects and motives – pilot suicide, terrorism, politically motivated murder, systems failure – to determine what really happened to Flight 716 … and to stop it from happening again.”

Departure was developed by Shaftesbury in association with Corus Entertainment in Canada and Red Arrow Studios International. Principal photography is currently under way in Toronto before moving to London, England. Shaftesbury and Greenpoint Productions Ltd are overseeing the Canada/UK co-production. Vincent Shiao (Ransom, Aftermath) is the creator, Malcolm MacRury (Saving Hope) is serving as showrunner, and T.J. Scott (Star Trek: Discovery, Orphan Black) is director.

In addition to Panjabi and Plummer, the all-star cast features:

  • Kris Holden-Ried (Lost Girl)
  • Claire Forlani (Hawaii Five-O)
  • Rebecca Liddiard (Frankie Drake Mysteries)
  • Shazad Latif (Star Trek: Discovery)
  • Tamara Duarte (Longmire)
  • Peter Mensah (Midnight, Texas)
  • Kristian Bruun (Orphan Black)
  • Allan Hawco (Caught)
  • Dougray Scott (Snatch)
  • Sasha Roiz (Grimm)
  • Mark Rendall (30 Days of Night)
  • Dmitry Chepovetsky (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol)
  • Paris Jefferson (Sunset Contract)

Departure will premiere on Global in 2019.

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