What’s in store for FOX’s upcoming medical drama The Resident? Recently, co-creator Amy Holden Jones revealed the series will deal with sexual harassment, Deadline reports.
The show “centers on a tough, brilliant senior resident who guides an idealistic young doctor through his first day, pulling back the curtain on what really happens, both good and bad, in modern-day medicine.” The cast also includes Matt Czuchry, Manish Dayal, Bruce Greenwood, Emily VanCamp, and Shaunette Wilson.
At last week’s Television Critics Association winter press tour, Jones discussed broaching the topic of sexual harassment on The Resident:
We’re trying to show the general audience what they don’t know that goes on in hospitals so you can protect yourself. … It’s a female empowerment show. I’m a woman. Our staff is half female in the writers room as we’re trying to get as many female directors as we can. My take on the (topic of) sexual harassment was how my career was impacted. While I was never a victim, after four features they wouldn’t allow me to direct.”
Star Emily VanCamp added:
I loved the pilot and thought it was relevant to what’s happening today. I get to be a champion for all nurses who are so undervalued, underpaid and who do most of the work.”
The Resident debuts on FOX on January 21st at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT.
What do you think? Are you a fan of medical dramas? Will you watch The Resident?