A brand new US medical drama comes to BT TV subscribers on Universal this month – and frankly, we can't wait.
The Resident focuses on three doctors and a dedicated nurse at different stages of their careers at the fictional Chastain Park Memorial Hospital, and stars Matt Czuchry, Emily VanCamp and Bruce Greenwood.
Newly-qualified doctor Devon Pravesh (Manish Dayal) starts his first day at Chastain under the wing of the brilliant but arrogant surgeon Conrad Hawkins (Czuchry) – and soon discovers that his idealistic vision of life as a medic is nothing like the reality of his chosen profession.
Only in his third year as a resident himself, Conrad does everything in the most unconventional way possible. He believes it is his responsibility to open the eyes of rookies to the stark realities of hospital life, and turn them into real-life doctors. Devon soon comes to realise that the practice of medicine is a business – and expectations are meant to be shattered.
Find out more about the cast and their characters here.
The 40-year-old actor plays the dynamic but cocky third-year resident Dr Conrad Hawkins , a former US Army medic. Early in his career, Czuchry appeared in comedic movies Eight-Legged Freaks and Slap Her, She's French. His best-known TV roles are Logan in Gilmore Girls - which he starred in from 2004 until 2007 and then again in 2016 when he reprised his role for the Netflix revival – and the CBS drama The Good Wife, in which he played Cary for seven seasons until 2016.
Canadian actress VanCamp plays Nicolette 'Nic' Nevin, respected nurse-practitioner and also Conrad's on-again, off-again love interest. She's best known to British TV audiences for her role in the hit ensemble drama Brothers and Sisters, playing Rebecca Harper for more than 70 episodes. Subsequently she has appeared as Sharon Carter in two Captain America movies, The Winter Soldier and Civil War. She speaks French fluently and is a talented dancer.
Prior to landing the role of fresh-faced rookie doctor Devon Pravesh, Dayal's TV breakthrough came when he landed a recurring role in the CBS series 90210 which aired in the US in 2011 and 2012. He later appeared in The Good Wife, Halt and Catch Fire and Agents of SHIELD, and also had roles in the films The Hundred-Foot Journey with Helen Mirren, and British production Viceroy's House starring Gillian Anderson and Hugh Bonneville.
Greenwood, who plays the eminent but flawed Dr Randolph Bell whose diminishing skills are starting to cause problems, is probably the most recognisable face in the cast of The Resident. Oddly, his first major TV role was in another medical drama, St. Elsewhere, in which he played Dr. Seth Griffin for more than 40 episodes.
Since then he's had recurring roles in Knots Landing, Young Justice, Mad Men and The People Vs. OJ Simpson among other series; he also has a multitude of big screen credits. These include Passenger 57, I Robot, Capote, Captain Pike in JJ Abrams' Star Trek reboot movies, and the US President in Kingsman: The Golden Circle.
Shaunette Renée Wilson
Born in Guyana but an American resident since the age of two, Wilson plays Dr Mina Okafor, a rising star at Chastain who comes from from Nigeria, and was recently trained on a new device that could redefine surgery. She made her screen acting debut in in the Sky/Showtime series Billions opposite Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti , before appearing in Marvel's superhero box office smash Black Panther as a member of the Dora Milaje, the all-female elite special forces unit that protects the fictional African nation of Wakanda.
Experienced TV actress Kanakaredes plays oncologist Lane Hunter, an apparently warm and brilliant doctor who may be hiding a ruthless streak. A second-generation Greek-American, the 50-year-old played the lead in the NBC drama Providence for five seasons before winning the role of Detective Stella Bonasera in CSI:NY. Her feature film appearances include The Long Kiss Goodnight, 15 Minutes (opposite Robert De Niro), Percy Jackson and the Olympians and Snitch.
The Resident begins on Tuesday April 10 at 9pm on Universal - BT TV Channel 320 (HD 385)