Nine, Essential Media series Doctor Doctor in pre-production
Filming is set to start on Nine's new drama Doctor Doctor, starring Roger Corser.
The series is now in pre-production by Essential Media & Entertainment, with executive producers Andy Ryan and Jo Rooney from the Nine Network and producers Ian Collie, Claudia Karvan and Tony McNamara from Essential Media & Entertainment.
Filming will commence in April in Sydney and country NSW.
Doctor Doctor will also star Nicole da Silva, Ryan Johnson, Hayley McElhinney, Shalom Brune-Franklin, Tina Bursill, Chloe Bayliss and Dave Eastgate.
The series follows Hugh Knight (Corser from Underbelly, Rush, Puberty Blues), a rising star in the heart surgery ranks.
He is gifted, charming, infallible, a hedonist who – due to his sheer talent – believes he can live outside the rules.
But his 'work hard, play harder' philosophy is about to come back and bite him.
In a joint statement, Nine’s Heads of Drama, Jo Rooney and Andy Ryan, said: “We are delighted to join forces with Essential Media & Entertainment on this irreverent new family drama series.
"With its stellar cast and beautiful rural setting, Doctor Doctor is a breath of fresh air and further proof of Nine's commitment to Australian content."
Doctor Doctor is proceeding with the assistance of Screen Australia.