Actor Matt Czuchry just scored a possible lead role on television, and it sounds pretty cool for fans of medical dramas. The actor has found fans through his portrayals on shows like Gilmore Girls, and now he will get that opportunity again with a starring role in a medical drama pilot. Fox has tapped Czuchry, as well as others for a pilot drama by the name of The Resident.
The Resident focuses on a young doctor named Devon Pravesh, who is played by Manish Dayal, and their brilliant but brash and cocky senior resident Conrad Hawkins (Matt Czuchry). The pilot is said to pull back the curtain on the realities of modern medicine and focus on lives saved and lost on the job. Czuchry will co-lead the series alongside Dayal and Bruce Greenwood, whose role has not been announced at this time. The Resident appears to feature the idealistic Devon Pravesh having idealistic expectations of entering the field of medicine, only to have those expectations shattered or met.
Deadline tells us the pilot is being co-written by well-known screenwriter Amy Holden. Holden has acting credits for films such as Mystic Pizza and Indecent Proposal, and developed the short running ABC medical drama Black Box. As for Matt Czuchry, he is no stranger to a dramatic role. The actor recently concluded playing Cary Agos on CBS's The Good Wife and fans of Gilmore Girls recently saw him reprise his role as Logan Huntzberger on the Netflix revival. Czuchry also had a short stint on Friday Night Lights where he played Chris Kennedy, who briefly dated Lyla in Season 2 of the show.
With both The Good Wife and Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life concluded, Matt Czuchry has a clear schedule should The Resident's pilot do well and get a full series order. Production has not started yet on the series, so it's hard to say one way or another what FOX is planning. The network recently greenlit another medical pilot by the name of The Beast from executive producer of ER Neal Baer, so it would seem that they are looking to jump into primetime medical dramas. The network is currently running a medical drama, Rosewood, and has had success with past series like House previously.
Will The Resident end up becoming more than a pilot? It's hard to say right now, but getting a drama veteran like Matt Czuchry on board is certainly a step in the right direction. Of course, you can count on us to keep you updated as the pilot comes closer to airing if any decisions have been made one way or another. In the meantime, check out if any medical dramas are on the horizon with our midseason premiere guide and pick one out to tune into!