‘The Resident’ To Tackle COVID-19 Pandemic In Season 4
Fox Network’s “The Resident” is said to have plans to address the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic into the upcoming Season 4’s storyline, and the after effects of the pandemic will be dealt in the future seasons.
The ongoing pandemic will be a major part of the Season 4’s arc, which will reportedly focus on how the fictional Chastain Park Memorial Hospital’s doctors and nurses are risking their lives to save their patients.
“Our premiere deals with the early days of the outbreak, focusing on the effect on our hero doctors and nurses as they risk their lives daily,” said Holden Jones to US Weekly. “Long-term, sadly, the after-effects of COVID-19 will go on, even after we have a vaccine, and we’ll be there to show that as well. The Resident didn’t need to bring in outside consultants to learn about the pandemic, as we have a doctor and nurse on our writing staff who have lived it firsthand.”
As per the reports, the writing team features several medical professionals, and the first episode – COVID-centric premiere, has been written by M.D. Eric Lu and Dr. Daniela Lamas, who works in an ICU in Boston. An on-set nurse, who has been volunteering in former pandemic center New York City and Texas, has been employed by the show.
“Their stories are moving, deep and tragic and continue to accumulate to this day. We hope soon to share all we have learned,” added Holden Jones.
However, accommodating delays in production due to the pandemic related shutdowns, the Season 4 will be scheduled only for a 2021 release.