Fox Picks Up Antoine Fuqua Medical Drama ‘The Resident’ to Series

“Training Day” director’s show follows a young doctor (Manish Dayal) as he learns the sometimes harsh realities of medicine

Last Updated: May 10, 2017 @ 1:38 PM

Fox announced Wednesday that it picked up Antoine Fuqua’s medical drama “The Resident” to series.

The one-hour drama follows a “tough” but “brilliant” senior resident Dr. Conrad Hawkins (Matt Czuchry) who guides an idealistic young doctor, Dr. Devon Pravesh (Manish Dayal ) on his first day. The series will explore “what really happens” in modern medicine, both the good and the bad.

“Revenge” and Marvel star Emily VanCamp is set to play Nicolette Nevin, the female lead. The cast is rounded out by Bruce Greenwood, who plays Dr. Randolph Bell and Shaunette Wilson, who plays Dr. Mina Okafor.

Phillip Noyce (“The Giver”) will direct while Amy Holden Jones, Oly Obst, Fuqua, and David Boorstein will executive produce. Holden Jones, Hayley Schore and Roshan Sethi are writing, with Schore and Sethi also credited as co-executive producers.

The series is set to debut this fall.

The news comes on the heels of other show pick-ups by the network, including two sitcom pilots: “LA to Vegas,” which hails from Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, and the Craig Robinson/Adam Scott-starring “Ghosted.”