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'Transplant' season 2: release date and everything we know about the new season of the medical drama

Transplant season 2
Hamza Haq as Dr. Hamed in 'Transplant' (Image credit: NBC Universal)

After being on a production hiatus for over a year, Transplant is finally on its way back to American television. What was initially seen by some as a show to fill the airways during a programming void (opens in new tab) caused by COVID-19, the series has increasingly become a certified hit for NBC. This isn’t a surprise to Canadians, given the show has proven wildly successful on the CTV network.  

 So here’s everything we know about Transplant season 2. 

When is the 'Transplant' season 2 release date?

The 13 episodes of Transplant season 2 kick off with the premiere on NBC Sunday, March 6, at 10 p.m. ET/PT. While fans of the show may be a bit disappointed that there won’t be more episodes than there was last season, they shouldn’t be disappointed by the stories set to be told based on the words of the cast (opens in new tab) and crew. 

Here's a synopsis of what to expect when the first episode, "Guardrail," premieres:  

"Bash's life is upended when he is reunited with a woman from his past."

Season 2 of Transplant

Nora Guerch as Rania in 'Transplant' (Image credit: NBC Universal)

'Transplant' premise  

Standing apart from the network’s other medical shows (Chicago Med and New Amsterdam), Transplant follows the lead character Bashir "Bash" Hamed, a Syrian doctor who relocates to Canada as a refugee of the Syrian civil war. Not only does he have the task of adjusting to a new environment, but he also has to rebuild his medical career starting as a resident at York Memorial Hospital in Toronto.  

Season 2 of Transplant will pick up where the first season left off, with Dr. Hamed (Hamza Haq) and his colleagues trying to figure out what their professional futures look like following the stroke of the chief of medicine Dr. Jed Bishop (John Hannah). Additionally, viewers can expect to see Dr. Hamed continually try to adjust to his new life yet constantly be reminded of his past in Syria.  

John Hannah in Transplant

John Hannah as Dr. Jed Bishop in 'Transplant' (Image credit: NBC Universal)

'Transplant'  cast

Fans of the show will be happy to know that the core cast returns for the second season. Hamza Haq reprises his role as Dr. Hamed, alongside Laurence Leboeuf as Dr. Mags Leblanc, Ayisha Issa as Dr. June Curtis, Sirena Gulamgaus as Amira Hamed, Jim Watson as Dr. Theo Hunter, and John Hannah (The Mummy trilogy) as Dr. Jed Bishop. Filling out the show’s core is familiar face Torri Higginson, who plays nurse Claire Malone, and has been bumped up to a regular of the cast.  

'Transplant' trailer

Courtesy of the Canadian network CTV, here is a first look at the new season Transplant. Will an unexpected arrival help or hinder Dr. Hamed's continued journey at York Memorial Hospital? 

How to watch 'Transplant'

Once Transplant returns in March 2022, anyone with a traditional cable/satellite pay-TV subscription or TV antenna will be able to tune in via their local NBC channel to watch. Also, subscribers to live TV streaming services like Fubo TVHulu with Live TVSling TV and YouTube TV also have access to their local NBC channels (make sure you’re signed up for Sling TV Blue though). 

Can’t watch it live? Subscribers to any of the above services can watch the latest episode of Transplant on the NBC website. 

Cord cutters can catch up with Transplant by streaming it on Hulu, where the full first season is available.

Terrell Smith has a diverse writing background having penned material for a wide array of clients including the federal government and Bravo television personalities.  When he’s not writing as Terrell, he’s writing under his pseudonym Tavion Scott, creating scripts for his audio drama podcasts. Terrell is a huge fan of great storytelling when it comes to television and film. Some of his favorite shows include The CrownWandaVision, Abbot Elementary and Godfather of HarlemAnd a fun fact is he's completely dialed into the TLC 90 Day Fiancé universe.