2020 Nominees

Departure

Corus Entertainment, Greenpoint Productions Ltd., Shaftesbury, Universal TV

CANADA, UK

Scripted - Drama Series: English Language

A thrilling six-part special event series, Departure made its world premiere in the U.K. to great fanfare and extensive media coverage. The Guardian referred to the series as “gripping...timely...a great whodunnit.”, and premiere coverage earned an estimated 10 million hits. The premium drama follows the mystery of Flight 716, a passenger plane that vanishes over the Atlantic Ocean. Departure brings the audience into the lives of the people on the ground who are at the centre of solving the mystery and bringing those responsible to justice. Departure was granted a second season renewal before the first season had its North American premiere, signalling the excitement and anticipation already in full swing for the series.