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‘Doc’: Omar Metwally, Amirah Vann & Scott Wolf Among 6 Cast In Fox Medical Drama Series

EXCLUSIVE: Fox has assembled the cast for its new medical drama series Doc around the previously cast lead Molly Parker. Omar Metwally, Amirah Vann, Jon Ecker and Anya Banerjee are set as series regulars, and Scott Wolf and Patrick Walker will recur in the show from writer, executive producer and showrunner Barbie Kligman, executive producers Hank Steinberg and 3 Arts’ Erwin Stoff, Sony Pictures Television and Fox Entertainment Studios. Production on Doc has started in Toronto, Canada.

Based on the popular Italian series Doc — Nelle tue mani, which has a male protagonist, the Fox drama centers on the hard-charging, brilliant Dr. Amy Larsen (Parker), Chief of Internal Medicine at Westside Hospital in Minneapolis. After a brain injury erases the last eight years of her life, Amy must navigate an unfamiliar world where she has no recollection of patients she’s treated, colleagues she’s crossed, the man she loves, or the tragedy that caused her to push everyone away. She can rely only on her estranged 17-year-old daughter, whom she remembers as a 9-year-old, and a handful of devoted friends, as she struggles to continue practicing medicine despite having lost nearly a decade of knowledge and experience.

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Metwally will play the male lead Dr. Michael Hamda, the new Westside Hospital CMO, who possesses a natural authority and obvious intelligence. Michael works hard to bring humanity back to the business of medicine. He trained as an MD, but realized early on that he could do more good behind the scenes, so he got an MBA and followed the administrative path. While driven in his career, Michael has always put his family first. And even though his marriage fell apart, he’s still an excellent Dad and does his best to manage the complicated relationship he has with his ex, despite the fact that they now work together.

Jon Michael Ecker, Anya Banerjee & Patrick Walker
Jon Michael Ecker, Anya Banerjee & Patrick Walker

Vann will portray Dr. Gina Walker. A neuropsychiatrist and Amy’s (Parker) best friend for two decades, Gina is witty, warm and dedicated. Post-accident, she’s also Amy’s doctor. It’s not easy for her to balance the two competing and colliding roles she plays in Amy’s life – being both her doctor and her friend – but she walks that fine line with grace, good humor and a lot of love. Where she sometimes has more trouble is with navigating her own personal life.

Ecker is Dr. Jake Heller, the dedicated and charming Chief Resident, who loves Amy, professionally and personally. And though, painfully, she now has no recollection of him, he continues to defend and champion Amy’s work in the hospital. While Jake is warm and fun to be around, he keeps a lot close to the vest – including his troubled upbringing and his strained relationship with his ex-wife Rachel. The two share custody of their 5-year-old daughter, Mia, who is the most important thing in the world to Jake.

Banerjee will play Dr. Sonya Maitra. A 3rd year resident, she’s self-deprecating and funny – or snarky, depending who she’s talking to. She hates the way Amy (Parker) has treated her and others at the hospital. But it’s complicated, because Jake (Ecker), who adores Amy, is Sonya’s closest friend. Sonya comes from a close-knit family: her parents have been married 30 years, and she is the “last single standing” amongst her siblings. She acutely feels the pressure to hurry up and tie the knot, since her biological clock is ticking. But sadly, Mr. Right has been elusive. Tasked with taking care of Amy after her accident, she starts to see another side to the boss she detests.

Wolf recurs as Dr. Richard Miller. An attending physician, Richard is uptight, ambitious, and afraid to admit mistakes. However, he’s extremely kind to his subordinates and completely devoted to his family. He adores his wife, Victoria (a lawyer), and their kids. Unfortunately, recent family drama has caused upheaval at home and is distracting him at work. He and Amy were once friends, until she “stole” the coveted position of Chief from him. After her accident, he’s back in the top job. Where he’s sure he belongs. For now…

Walker recurs as Dr. Theodore “TJ” Coleman. A 1st-year resident, TJ is wicked smart, kind, and strong. Charismatic with an infectious smile. TJ is a veteran and the son of two cops. He and Amy go back a long way – in fact, she was his inspiration to become a physician. TJ keeps this a secret, not wanting it to appear that he received any preferential treatment from the Chief of Internal Medicine. When Amy returns to work after her accident, TJ, now basically her equal, will have her back and prove fiercely dedicated to helping his role model navigate the challenges of her new reality.

Metwally was most recently seen for two seasons on David E Kelley’s Big Sky for ABC, and on Stephen King’s Lisey’s Story for Apple TV+. He’s repped by Innovative Artists, Kipperman Management and attorney Bruce Gellman.

Vann’s onscreen credits include Apple TV+s The Changeling, ABC’s How To Get Away With Murder, WGN’s Underground, OWN’s Queen Sugar, Paramount+’s Star Trek: Picard, among others. She is repped by CESD and Del Shaw Moonves.

Ecker was last seen starring in the Freeform series, The Watchful Eye and also in Netflix’s Firefly Lane. He’s repped by The Kohner Agency.

Banerjee, known for her role in the final season of NBC’s The Blacklist as MI6 Agent Siya Malik, is repped by Authentic Talent & Literary Management and CESD.

Party of Five alum Wolf most recently was a series regular on the CW series Nancy Drew and starred with Lacey Chabert in Hallmark movie A Merry Scottish Christmas. He is repped by Innovative Artists, Vault Entertainment and Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum Matlof and Fishman.

Walker can currently be seen as Reverend Wakely in Apple’s Lessons in Chemistry. Recent TV credits include recurring roles on Sam Esmail’s Gaslit for Starz, and Apple’s Last Days of Ptolemy Grey. He’s repped by Gersh, Unbreakable Entertainment and Hansen Jacobson.

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