erica durance tca cw 320 'Smallville's' Erica Durance books Canadian pilotWe’re still basking in the afterglow of the phenomenal “Smallville” finale, but its stars are moving on.

Erica Durance, who played Lois Lane on seven seasons of “Smallville,” has booked a new pilot. The Alberta native is sticking with her Canadian roots to work on “Saving Hope,” a CTV pilot.

Scheduled to begin production June 22, “Saving Hope” comes from executive producer Ilana Frank, who is at the helm of “Rookie Blue,” a Toronto-based cop drama that has crossed over to American audiences on ABC.

CTV’s official description is below.

“SAVING HOPE centers on young, idealistic neonatal doctor Alyse Joy and
her rival and one-time lover, flashy cancer surgeon Joel Gottlieb, as
they take on the fundamental questions that define medicine today. Who
gets to live, who gets to die, and why? The story goes into uncharted
territory when the charismatic, inspiring and golden-tongued Chief of
Surgery, Harris Coles, becomes a patient. Comatose, locked-in and unable
to communicate that he’s aware of everything around him, Coles is the
voice and the eyes that guide viewers through the world of SAVING HOPE.

“The drama, which is inspired by Ian Brown’s The Globe and Mail “Mount
Hope” series based on stories from Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, is
written and created by Morwyn Brebner (ROOKIE BLUE) and Malcolm MacRury
(DEADWOOD, CRASH & BURN) and executive produced by Ilana Frank of
Thump Inc. (THE ELEVENTH HOUR, Of Murder and Memory, ROOKIE BLUE) and
Lesley Harrison in association with CTV.”

Posted by:Carina MacKenzie