FIRST LOOK | New US drama THE RESIDENT
Seven today announced it has acquired the rights to broadcast the latest drama to capture American audiences. Premiering after the Winter Games, THE RESIDENT is a powerful new medical show focusing on a young doctor’s final years of training that rips back the curtain to reveal the truth of what really happens, both good and bad, in hospitals across the country.
The series stars Emily VanCamp (Revenge), Matt Czuchry (The Good Wife), Manish Dayal (Halt and Catch Fire), Moran Atias (24: Legacy), Merrin Dungey (Big Little Lies), Shaunette Renée Wilson (Billions), Melina Kanakaredes (CSI: NY, Providence) and Bruce Greenwood (The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, Mad Men).
In the US, THE RESIDENT was one of the season’s most hotly anticipated dramas garnering rave reviews ahead of its launch. TV Guide declared: ‘If you're looking for a new medical drama to get obsessed with in 2018, we humbly put forward The Resident for your consideration.’
Entertainment Weekly said: ‘The Resident cleverly digs into the pleasant TV myth of the crusading doctors who care and uncovers an industry built on paranoia, malpractice, the almighty dollar.’ Forbes called it ‘wholly unique...with slick writing, flashy direction’ while TV Line said it was ‘genuinely gripping.’
It premiered last Sunday night in the US attracting close to 9 million viewers, making it one of the season’s top-rated drama debuts.
Seven’s Director of Programming, Angus Ross, said: “The Resident is one of the most talked about shows from the LA screenings and we are thrilled to have secured this hotly anticipated medical drama.”
THE RESIDENT is produced by 20th Century Fox Television. The series’ executive producers include Todd Harthan (Rosewood), Amy Holden Jones (Mystic Pizza, Indecent Proposal), Rob Corn (Grey’s Anatomy), Antoine Fuqua (Southpaw, Training Day), David Boorstein (Level 26: Dark Revelations), Oly Obst (The Mick, Ghosted) and Australia’s own Phillip Noyce (Patriot Games, The Bone Collector), who also directed the pilot.