We chat with fellow Canadians Sara Canning and Sarah Allen about their new project, Remedy, Global’s new medical drama.
From creator and showrunner Greg Spottiswood (King), Remedy brings forward a refreshing new take to the medical drama genre. The show follows Griffin Conner (Dillon Casey), a medical school drop-out. After a series of unfortunate and unexpected events, Griffin finds himself back at Bethune General, the hospital where pretty much his entire family works. His dad, Allen Conner (Enrico Colantoni), is the Acting Chief-of-Staff, while his two sisters Sandy (Sarah Allen) and Melissa (Sara Canning) are an ICU nurse and a general surgeon respectively. Determined to make a change, Griffin becomes the hospital’s newest porter, a position that opens his eyes to the inner workings of the hospital and a life he never knew.
Newfoundlander Sara Canning is widely known for her role as Jenna Sommers on CW’s The Vampire Diaries. Like most actors, she began her journey in acting via theatre, getting involved in a handful of productions in highschool, and then pursuing it professionally. She later moved into acting, taking on a variety of productions and roles. Canning has appeared in numerous television productions, including Republic of Doyle, Smallville and a lead role in Space’s Primeval: New World. She has many notable film credits to her name, with her latest project being The Right Kind of Wrong, starring opposite Ryan Kwanten and Catherine O’Hara.
Sarah Allen is a face you will recognize in pretty well. This hard working gal, a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada, has been involved with many notable productions over the years. Her television credits alone include Being Human, 19-2, The Best Laid Plans, Little Mosque on the Prairie, Murdoch Mysteries, M.V.P. and Warehouse 13. Yeah, that’s quite a bit! Her film credits are of equal note, with her latest projects being 2013’s The Husband – beginning its theatrical run very soon – and 2012’s On the Road.
Enjoy the interview!
Remedy premieres Monday February 24 at 9pm ET on Global.