Filming has begun on the second season of Canadian drama Saving Hope.
The first season of the supernatural medical drama was the most-watched homegrown drama series on Canadian television last summer, according to broadcaster CTV, drawing an average of 1.7 million viewers each week.
Season two will consist of 18×60′ episodes and will again be produced by Ilana C Frank Films (ICF Films) and Entertainment One in association with CTV.
Shooting is set to take place in Toronto until September 2013. It is likely to debut in June.
Saving Hope stars Erica Durance, Michael Shanks, Daniel Gillies, Wendy Crewson, Huse Madhavji, Julia Taylor-Ross, Kristopher Turner, Michelle Nolden and Benjamin Ayres.
The series is executive produced by Ilana Frank and David Wellington, John Morayniss for Entertainment One and Lesley Harrison. Its executive producers and showrunners are Morwyn Brebner and Adam Pettle.
It was created by Brebner and Malcolm MacRury.
Entertainment One handles all distribution rights.
US broadcast network NBC has secured rights to the first season but pulled it from the schedule before the season finale, making the final two episodes available online.