The Danish hospital drama The Shift is set to arrive on MHz Choice in the U.S. and Canada and SBS in Australia.
Recently picked up for a second season, the show picks up two years after the events of the first season. This time, the story unfolds in the children’s ward of the hospital, with each episode centered on a different young patient.
The Shift has found success on Denmark’s TV 2. A remake aired on the public broadcaster NPO in the Netherlands, and a Slovakian remake is in negotiation.
Lone Scherfig, creator and showrunner, said: “The success of the first season of The Shift exceeded our expectations and we’re thrilled to return for another season. While we are maintaining the same core themes, this season offers a fresh perspective with some new characters. We revisit the hospital two years later, focusing on the stories within the pediatric ward.
“The dedicated workers in Denmark’s pediatric wards bear a significant daily responsibility, serving as unsung heroes who uphold one of our nation’s most crucial institutions. Their unyielding compassion, inclusivity, and professionalism make them exemplars of empathy in our society. Amid an ever-changing and unpredictable world, they not only face challenges but also champion a noble cause. This season pays a heartfelt tribute to their unwavering commitment.”