White Collar alumna Marsha Thomason will play the female lead in Zoobiquity, Fox’s light medical procedural pilot based on the best-selling book of the same name by Dr. Barbara Natterson-Horowitz and Kathryn Bowers. Also cast in the project is Antonia Bernath (Downton Abbey, The Astronaut Wives Club).
Written by Bones executive producers Stephen Nathan and Jon Collier, the project follows the unlikely pairing of Dr. Kara Martins (Thomason), a successful, driven cardiologist as she risks career suicide by teaming with Dr. Lucas Cort, a socially-challenged veterinarian who relates better to animals than people. They try to put aside their competitive natures to cure the incurable using a unique blend of cross-species medicine that’s never been tried before.
The young and determined Dr. Martins is the star at her Boston area hospital. She has an instinct for healing, and is an innovator whose sometimes-unorthodox methods save lives.
Bernath will play Dr. Susan Gibbs, a shy but brilliant young imaging specialist who is more at home with her machines than with people.
Collier and Nathan executive produce alongside Spencer Medof. Natterson-Horowitz and Bowers serve as producers. 20th Century Fox TV is the studio.