NBC is including one other medical present to its roster.
The published community has greenlit Dr. Wolf, a drama impressed by the life and work of Oliver Sacks with Zachary Quinto set to star because the famed neurologist.
Dr. Wolf was NBC’s final remaining pilot that was nonetheless in competition and joins the beforehand ordered mockumentary St. Denis Medical with a slot on the community’s schedule. NBC solely picked up 4 pilots final season and greenlit one comedy and one drama, with Amber Ruffin multicam Non-Evil Twin and Retta drama Homicide by the E-book each having been handed over earlier this yr.
It’s unclear when precisely Dr. Wolf will air given the continuing performers strike. The longer the actors stay on strike, the much less probably it is going to be for broadcast networks to air any scripted originals that haven’t already been filmed.
Dr. Wolf is impressed by Sacks’ books The Man Who Mistook His Spouse for a Hat and An Anthropologist on Mars and revolves across the larger-than-life neurologist Oliver Wolf and his staff of interns as they discover the final nice frontier — the human thoughts — whereas additionally grappling with their very own relationships and psychological well being. Tamberla Perry, Ashleigh LaThrop, Alexander MacNicoll, Aury Krebs, Spence Moore II and Teddy Sears spherical out the solid.
Michael Grassi (Riverdale) penned the script and exec produces the sequence alongside Greg Berlanti and his Berlanti Productions accomplice Sarah Schechter and Leigh London Redman in addition to Fabel’s Henrik Bastin and Melissa Aouate, The Imaginarium’s Andy Serkis, Jonathan Cavendish and Will Tennant and DeMane Davis. The venture, which was ordered to pilot in January, had been within the works since early 2018 when Serkis teamed with Fabrik to develop the pair of books by the “poet laureate of up to date medication,” as Sacks was dubbed by the New York Occasions. Lee Toland Krieger directed the pilot.
The sequence is a co-production between Warner Bros. Tv, the place Berlanti is predicated with a wealthy general deal, and Common Tv.
Dr. Wolf joins a roster of Berlanti-produced exhibits that embody The CW’s Superman & Lois, All American and All American: Homecoming, Netflix’s You, NBC rookie drama Discovered and Max’s The Ladies on the Bus.
Dr. Wolf marks a homecoming for Quinto at NBC after he broke out on the community’s Heroes. His credit embody AMC’s NOS4A2, American Horror Story and the Star Trek options.