The Night Shift is trying something new for season four. According to The Hollywood Reporter, an upcoming episode of the NBC series will be written and directed by military veterans.
The medical drama revolves around the quirky but devoted staff members of San Antonio Memorial Hospital who work from dusk ’til dawn. The cast includes Eoin Macken, Jill Flint, Ken Leung, Robert Bailey Jr., Brendan Fehr, JR Lemon, Scott Wolf, and Tanaya Beatty.
During a recent press panel, executive producer Jeff Judah said season four will focus heavily on military medicine. Also, one episode of the new season will be written and directed by veterans and feature veterans in all of the guest roles:
It’s exactly going to be incorporated. We want to bring the military medicine in to the show. … It’s fascinating how our veterans still don’t get the respect that they deserve. You read every day about the mistreatment. … We felt we could realty lean in to this and really tell these stories.”
Season four of The Night Shift premieres on NBC on June 22nd.
What do you think? Do you watch The Night Shift? Are you glad the show is incorporating more military issues?
FANTASTIC IDEA! Great actors, great story lines, great writing, leaves you wanting more! Whatever you do, don’t follow CBS’s pattern of dropping shows like this like DOUBT, & HEARTBEAT.
I think this is a great idea! Thank You! Id love to be part of this wonderful experience. My hubby is currently active Air Force.
Night Shift is so freaking amazing that I just kept watching it over and over and over. I especially love how everybody fights with Tc, but they are always there for him when he needs it. They are a family. I wish mine was like that! 🙁
I couldn’t AGREE more! Fantastic idea!
You should look into #22kill we’re fighting veteran suicide, we are based out TX
Plenty of very handsome & beautiful vets!
Love your show
Brilliant show, really well written, well acted, different, great story lines, and the focus on vets and their difficulties after coming home gives it a real edge, something that needs to be kept in the publc eye. So if they are going to take an active part in creating the show, even better.
This episode should be really great, written & directed by Vets…. Wonderful idea, who better to tell their story?
I’ve been anxiously awaiting the season premiere. This is one of my favorite shows.