The premiere episode, which was written by The Resident staff writer turned story editor Dr. Daniela Lamas and Harvard Medical School graduate Eric I. Lu, premieres Jan. 12 and will take place in the near future as Dr. Conrad Hawkins (Matt Czuchry) and nurse practitioner Nic Nevin (Emily VanCamp) are preparing to get married. The episode will flash back to the worst of the pandemic, when the doctors and nurses of the fictional Chastain Park Memorial Hospital were inundated with COVID patients — including several of their own employees — before depicting the moment when Conrad and Nic finally walk down the aisle. –Hollywoodreporter.com
The Resident är en av få serier som valt att ”leva” i en värld efter Covid-19 och beskriver beslutet så här:
”You can’t ignore COVID, and nor did we want to. We wanted to tell the story of COVID, we wanted to honor all the front-line medical workers — of whom a bunch are our writing staff,” says Andrew Chapman, who started with The Resident in season one and was recently elevated to co-showrunner.
But with The Resident not returning until midseason, Chapman and the rest of the writers imagined that the world would likely be different than it was in June when the season four writers room returned to work. ”We thought that by the time we got on air — January, February, March of 2021 — not just the public but we as staff writers were going to be so underwater with COVID and COVID stories, and so sick of the pandemic and being locked down and the tragedy of it. We were trying to figure out a way that we can both honor the front-line workers and tell a story that’s compelling, so we made a sort of educated guess.”
Säsong 4 har premiär den 12 januari på FOX.