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The second season of the Fox medical drama The Resident is continuing to take shape, and work on setting up the restructured cast for the series' sophomore season has not skipped a beat. Adding to the pulse of Season 2, the series will welcome Jenna Dewan to the ensemble, with The World of Dance host and mentor joining the cast in a recurring capacity that will bring an intriguing new character to the show.
Jenna Dewan will recur as medical device rep Julian Lynn in The Resident Season 2. A people person, Julian connects with almost everyone she encounters, and she is described as both "sharp and sophisticated," per TV Line. For Julian, her work as a medical device rep holds personal meaning and a powerful connection to her life. Formerly a dancer (naturally), Julian has a medical device to thank for getting her life back. Fueled by her own experiences, she makes impassioned efforts to help other people find the same second chance.
During her journey throughout Season 2, Jenna Dewan's savvy Julian will have to face a lot of hard truths regarding her career, as she becomes more and more aware of the medical device field's deficit in forthrightness. Due to her new work-wokeness, she'll also realize there may be hazardous concerns that lie ahead. That sounds slightly dangerous, so it is safe to say that Julian will have her hands full in Season 2.
This role not only sounds beyond compelling, but custom-made for Jenna Dewan, who should absolutely knock it out of the park. Julian sounds like a meaty enough character that it is hard to imagine her merely staying on The Resident in a short-term capacity to explore it. Of course, plans can change, but Dewan probably won't be leaving World of Dance anytime soon. Speaking of, one particular component about Julian may have especially stuck out to fans of Dewan.
In the character description, it says that Julian was a former dancer. As fans of Jenna Dewan know, the Step Up actress is incredibly capable in this department. So including that facet into the character could theoretically mean something. Will The Resident have Dewan show off her dance moves as a demonstration of how effective Julian's medical device has been? Anything is hypothetically possible. That being said, it is difficult to imagine a dance sequence naturally unfolding on a medical drama. Stranger things have happened though, and there is life outside of the hospital.
Season 2 of The Resident premieres September 24 at 8 p.m. ET on Fox. For new television shows you can anticipate watching while you wait for The Resident to return, check out CinemaBlend's guide to TV's summer premieres.