On June 4th 2013 Global announced that a new drama series had been commissioned for the network, under the working title of Remedy.
From creator and executive producer Greg Spottiswood, Remedy was described as a unique, high-stakes medical drama that would go beyond the operating room and the ER, to reveal a compelling community of hospital staff who made the healing happen.
The series would follow Griffin Conner, son of the Acting Chief of Staff, brother to both a surgeon and a nurse, and now a medical school dropout. Having been kicked out in disgrace, Griffin was forced to return to Broadview Hospital as its newest orderly, where he would get a new perspective on a world he thought he knew, through a colourful cast of cleaners, project aides, transport workers and more.
The series would be produced by Indian Grove Productions with Bernie Zukerman and Greg Spottiswood as Executive Producers. Co-executive producers were Kelly Makin and Adam Barken, and the producer was Jan Peter Meyboom.
Production on the series began in Toronto and Hamilton on September 29th 2013, with Enrico Colantoni playing the chief of staff at the hospital, Allen Conner, with Dillon Casey playing his son Griffon, and Sara Canning and Sarah Allen as his two daughters, Melissa and Sandy. Other members of the cast included Matt Ward, Brian Decker, Genelle Williams, Patrick McKenna and Martha Burns.
The new series premiered on the network on Monday, February 24th at 9 pm. At the time, the network announced that there would be future guest appearances by Sonia Rodriguez, Joel Keller and Ted Dykstra.
On May 1st it was announced that Remedy would be renewed for a second season. When Global announced its fall schedule on June 4th, Remedy was not included, but the series was named as one of a group of programs to return to the schedule during the 2014-15 season.
On September 15th 2014 Shaw Media and Indian Grove Productions announced that production had begun for the second season of Remedy. The series would be filmed in Toronto and Hamilton from September 14 until January 2015.
Creator Greg Spottiswood would continue as showrunner.
Global cancelled Remedy in May 2015.
Written by Pip Wedge - October, 2013