Christopher Plummer to star in Global TV plane mystery ‘Departure’


TORONTO — Oscar-winning Canadian actor Christopher Plummer is set to star in a new homegrown drama series for Global TV.

The Canadian network says he’ll star in “Departure” alongside Emmy-winning British actress Archie Panjabi of “The Good Wife.”

It’s billed as a “high-octane conspiracy series” about the mysterious disappearance of a passenger plane over the Atlantic Ocean.

Panjabi will play a recently widowed aviation investigator and Plummer will play her former boss.

Vincent Shiao created the six-part “event series,” with T.J. Scott as director and Malcolm MacRury as showrunner.

The producers are Canada’s Shaftesbury and the U.K.’s Greenpoint Productions Ltd., in association with Corus Entertainment.

Principal photography is underway in Toronto and the series is set to air next year as part of Global’s primetime schedule.

The Canada/U.K. co-production will also shoot in London, England.

The ensemble cast includes Kris Holden-Ried, Claire Forlani, Rebecca Liddiard, Kristian Bruun, and Allan Hawco.

The Canadian Press