Departure (TV series)

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Created byVince Shiao
Written by
  • Vince Shaio
  • Malcolm MacRury
  • John Krizanc
  • Ellen Vanstone
  • Stephanie Tracey
Directed byT.J. Scott
Composer(s)Keith Power
Country of origin
  • Canada
  • United Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes6 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)
  • Patrick Cassavetti
  • Carlo Dusi
  • Scott Garvie
  • D. Matt Geller
  • Diane Hendricks
  • Christina Jennings
  • Karine Martin
  • Archie Panjabi
  • Chris Philip
  • T.J. Scott
  • Ben Silverman
  • Bo Stehmeier
  • Jeff Stentz
  • David A. Stern
  • Malcolm MacRury
  • Julie Lacey
  • Tina Grewal
CinematographyCraig Wright
  • Vesna Svilanovic
  • Paul Winestock
Running time45 minutes
Production company(s)
  • Shaftesbury Films
  • Greenpoint Productions
  • Corus Entertainment
  • Starlings Television
  • Red Arrow Studios International
Original network
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatStereo
Original release10 July (2019-07-10) –
14 August 2019 (2019-08-14) (UK)

Departure is a Canadian-British TV series that aired on Global in 2019.[1] NBCUniversal pre-bought the upcoming drama series to air on the Universal TV channel in the United Kingdom and Germany and 13th Street in France and Spain, as well as on Universal TV in Africa and 13th Street in Poland.[2]


The conspiracy series follows the mystery of a passenger plane that vanishes over the Atlantic Ocean.[1]


  • Archie Panjabi as Kendra Malley; TSIB investigator
  • Christopher Plummer as Howard Lawson; Senior Manager of the TSIB and Kendra's mentor
  • Kris Holden-Ried as Dom; TSIB investigator and Kendra's partner
  • Rebecca Liddiard as Madelyn Strong; sole survivor of Flight 716
  • Chloe Farnworth as Leah Sims
  • Peter Mensah as Levi Hall; Senior TSIB investigator
  • Claire Forlani as Janet Friel; MI5 officer assigned to the investigation
  • Tamara Duarte as Nadia; TSIB investigator
  • Mark Rendall as Theo; TSIB investigator
  • Alexandre Bourgeois as AJ Malley; Kendra's adopted son
  • Shazad Latif as Ali; Madelyn Strong's boyfriend
  • Sasha Roiz as Pavel Bartok; CEO of Bartok Airways
  • Allan Hawco as Captain Richard Donovan; pilot of Flight 716
  • Kristian Bruun as Daniel Hoffman; passenger on Flight 716
  • Emilio Doorgasingh as Hassan Esmaili; a reformed former Israeli terrorist
  • Chantelle Han as Su-Lin Donovan; Richard Donovan's wife
  • Ryan Pierce as Hugh Keehlar; Richard Donovan's secret husband
  • Dougray Scott as Ethan Moreau; CEO of British Global Air
  • Chloe Farnworth as Leah Sims; flight attendant on Flight 716
  • Tyler Fayose as First Officer Arthur Delaney; Donovan's co-pilot
  • Mark Lutz as Gavin Malley; Kendra's late husband
  • Paris Jefferson as Gillian Malley; Gavin's sister


No.Title [3]Directed byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
Canada viewers
1"Vanished"T.J. ScottVince Shaio10 July 2019 (2019-07-10) (UK)354600-1N/A
2"Survivor"T.J. ScottMalcolm MacRury17 July 2019 (2019-07-17) (UK)354600-2N/A
3"Prime Suspect"T.J. ScottJohn Krizanc & Ellen Vanstone24 July 2019 (2019-07-24) (UK)354600-3N/A
As Madelyn regains consciousness, she struggles to make coherent sense of the events preceding the crash. A former colleague of Donovan's comes forward, claiming the night before the crash, whilst intoxicated, Donovan admitted his intention was to take his own life the following day. A raid on Donovan's house uncovers a key to a storage locker, which is found to contain a flight simulator pre-programmed with a virtual reconstruction of the crash. AJ finds himself being hunted by the police after spray-painting a plane belonging to Bartok.
4"Sabotage"T.J. ScottJohn Krizanc & Ellen Vanstone31 July 2019 (2019-07-31) (UK)354600-4N/A
Madelyn learns of her father's death. Kendra is forced to approach Bartok for help in retrieving the black boxes from the wreckage of the planet. AJ witnesses Janet leaking information on Kendra, but unfortunately becomes embroiled in a bomb attack on Bartok's car, which leaves his life hanging in the balance. Kendra looks deeper into Marcus Hoffman's potential involvement in the case. Under scrutiny, Janet's explanation for her actions leave Kendra and Dom questioning whether she isn't the only member of the team who has an ulterior motive.
5"Grounded"T.J. ScottVince Shaio7 August 2019 (2019-08-07) (UK)354600-5N/A
As AJ recovers from his injuries in hospital, Kendra seeks to retrieve his laptop which contains further incriminating footage of Janet and Ethan Moreau. She too comes under attack from the same assailant who attempted to murder AJ, but his attempt to silence her is foiled by Dom. AJ reveals that the trojan he used to access the TSIB's cameras was authorised by Howard, forcing Kendra, Dom, Nadia and Theo to put the official investigation to one-side and work together, with the help of Bartok and his submissive, to expose the conspiracy.
6"End Game"T.J. ScottStephanie Tracey14 August 2019 (2019-08-14) (UK)354600-6N/A


Location filming took place throughout Ontario, including in the City of Cambridge, in 2018.[4] In January 2019, filming took place in London.


  1. ^ a b Tartaglione, Nancy (13 November 2018). "Archie Panjabi, Christopher Plummer Embark For 'Departure' Event Series". Deadline Hollywood.
  2. ^ Clarke, Stewart (7 January 2019). "NBCUniversal Lands Archie Panjabi, Christopher Plummer Drama 'Departure'". Variety.
  3. ^ "Departure – Listings". Next Episode. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  4. ^

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