Seven picks up The Resident

Seven announced it has acquired the rights to broadcast the latest drama to capture American audiences with The Resident.

Premiering after the Olympic Winter Games, THE RESIDENT is a powerful new medical show focusing on a young doctor’s final years of training that rips back the curtain to reveal the truth of what really happens, both good and bad, in hospitals across the country.

The series stars Emily VanCamp (Revenge), Matt Czuchry (The Good Wife), Manish Dayal (Halt and Catch Fire), Moran Atias (24: Legacy),Merrin Dungey (Big Little Lies), Shaunette Renée Wilson (Billions), Melina Kanakaredes (CSI: NYProvidence) and Bruce Greenwood (The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime StoryMad Men).

It premiered last Sunday night in the US attracting close to 9 million viewers, making it one of the season’s top-rated drama debuts.

Seven’s Director of Programming, Angus Ross, said: “The Resident is one of the most talked about shows from the LA screenings and we are thrilled to have secured this hotly anticipated medical drama.”