The season 4 premiere of The Resident is going to hit a bit close to home.
For years people have turned to television for an escape, but lately, reality and fiction are beginning to bleed together.
Our everyday experiences and dilemmas are beginning to shape and influence the content we see on television, and, in turn, that content becomes a direct reflection of our society and provides poignant commentary on current events.
For the most part, it’s exciting to see our daily lives reflected on screen as it offers a more robust and representative experience. However, it also means that it’s harder to escape the monotony of everyday life in lockdown.
There’s absolutely no way to escape the pandemic plaguing our world — it has consumed every part of our lives.
Everywhere you look, you’ll (hopefully) see face masks, people using hand sanitizer, and practicing social distancing.
And now, you’re going to see more of that reflected on the small screen.
The medical drama, which often draws from real-life scenarios for inspiration, will tackle the pandemic in its upcoming season.
Series co-creator Amy Holden Jones told Us Weekly: “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.
She added: “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 show’s writing team includes several medical professionals who weigh in on storylines to ensure accuracy. Daniel Lama and Eric Lu penned the coronavirus inspired episode.
Meanwhile, an on-set nurse has spent her time volunteering in New York City and Texas during the pandemic.
Jones said the episode would honor the heroes fighting on the frontlines stating, “their stories are moving, deep and tragic and continue to accumulate to this day,” Jones added. “We hope soon to share all we have learned.”
The show hasn’t begun production on the season just yet, so it may take a bit until we get to see these pandemic episodes considering, you know, we’re in a pandemic ourselves, and that pandemic has made it harder for cast and crew to film new episodes of our favorite TV shows.
However, this wouldn’t be the first mention of coronavirus in the series as the season 3 finale dealt with a highly contagious superbug that was initially compared to coronavirus.
The Resident also won’t be the only drama incorporating the pandemic into their storylines. Grey’s Anatomy previously announced that they would touch upon the pandemic with showrunner Krista Vernoff stating, “there’s no way to be a long-running medical show and not do the medical story of our lifetimes.”
It’ll be interesting to see these two shows tackle the virus in their own unique ways. As we look to relate to our favorite characters in our shows, you have to admit,, there’s nothing more relatable than seeing their lives altered by the same disease that has stripped us of so many joyous moments this year.
Do you think it’s a good idea for shows to address the pandemic? Sound off in the comments!
Disney+ Announces ‘Hawkeye’ Premiere Date
Hawkeye has a premiere date!
Disney+ has announced the premiere date on Wednesday, November 24. Jeremy Renner stars as Clint Barton, and his character will be introduced to a new young female archer Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld) one of his biggest fans.
While the exact plot is unknown, it’s assumed that it will showcase the journey of Bishop’s training under Barton to become the new Hawkeye.
Bishop and Barton come from the Marvel Universe and were originally seen in the 2000s in Young Avengers comics.
Hawkeye is certainly not the first live-action MCU show for Disney+, the first was Wandavision, proceeded by The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and its latest release Loki.
The series will have some big shoes to fill, as Loki managed to make it to number six on the Nielsen chart with 731 million minutes viewed, making it the best MCU release for Disney+.
MCU live-actions do very well on the streaming platform, as Wandavision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier have both secured 28 Emmy nominations.
Netflix’s ‘Sweet Tooth’ Secures A Season 2
It’s official, Netflix’s original show Sweet Tooth is renewed for an 8-episode Season 2. Following its June 8th release, it secured a spot on Netflix’s top streaming shows with over 60M viewers.
The adaptation of the popular DC comic book series by Jeff Lemire follows the story of Gus, a part boy, part deer hybrid who is on the run for safety. After a worldwide pandemic broke out around the world, hybrids are being hunted and blamed for the outbreak.
He teams up with a motley group to find answers regarding the genesis of the disease as well as the origins of hybrids.
It stars new faces and new names, including Nonso Anozie, Aliza Vellani, Adeel Akhtar, and Stefania LaVie Owen. The hour-long episodes are more like mini-movies, with beautiful cinematography and it certainly speaks to the current state of the world.
While the release date is TBD, we can assume it won’t be coming out until next summer at the earliest.
FOX 2021-2022 Premiere Dates – Here’s When ‘The Resident,’ ‘The Masked Singer’ and More Return
FOX is gearing up for the Fall 2021-2022 TV season with fan-favorite shows and plenty of newcomers to keep you busy.
Here’s the upcoming schedule – set your DVRs accordingly! *Times in ET/PT/ New shows in bold*
Monday, Sept. 20
8-9 PM 9-1-1 (Season 5 premiere)
9-10 PM The Big Leap
Tuesday, Sept. 21
8-9 PM The Resident (Season 5 premiere)
9-10 PM Our Kind of People
Wednesday, Sept. 22
8-9 PM The Masked Singer (Season 6 premiere)
9-10 PM Alter Ego
Thursday, Sept. 23
8-9 PM The Masked Singer (Part 2)
9-10 PM Alter Ego (Part 2)
Sunday, Sept. 26
8-8:30 PM The Simpsons (Season 33 premiere)
8:30-9 PM The Great North (Season 2 premiere)
9-9:30 PM Bob’s Burgers (Season 12 premiere)
9:30-10 PM Family Guy (Season 19 premiere)
Thursday, Beginning Oct. 7
8 PM /5 PM Thursday Night Football on Fox
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