A new doctor is coming to USA Network – but he’s going to have a dark side!
From Burn Notice creator Matt Nix, Complications follows a grieving suburban doctor, John Ellison (Jason O’Mara), who is dealing (though not well) with the aftermath of his daughter’s death and becomes an unexpected vigilante when he saves a young boy’s life after a drive-by shooting in an ongoing turf war between rival gangs. But things start to spiral when he learns the boy he’s saved is still marked for death.
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ETonline has an exclusive extended first look at Complications and the intense, complex world Dr. Ellison is about to be at the center of.
“He obviously has a skillset in that he’s a doctor and he’s trying to apply that to every situation that he gets involved with,” O’Mara says. “He realizes that if he had a chance to do it over he would do exactly the same thing. He learns to trust the strength of his convictions.”
Just how dark is Complications going to get? Judging from the footage in the three-minute first look, it’s about to be a pretty grim summer.
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“He tips the balance in a local gang war that he can’t seem to get himself out of,” O’Mara explains. “Part of it is him just trying to do his job and part of it is he has no choice.”
Thankfully Dr. Ellison will have some help in trusted nurse Gretchen, played by Gossip Girl alum Jessica Szohr, to complete “some of the shady work” that they’re forced to do. The question is, can they ever get out?
Beth Riesgraf and Lauren Stamile also star in the thrilling new series.
Complications will get a two-hour premiere on Thursday, June 18 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on USA.