Netflix has given a 10-episode series order to Medical Police, starring Childrens Hospital alums Erinn Hayes and Rob Huebel, from former Childrens Hospital executive producers Rob Corddry, Jonathan Stern and David Wain and co-executive producer Krister Johnson, as well as Warner Horizon Scripted TV. Several other Childrens Hospital alums, Lake Bell, Corddry, Ken Marino and Malin Akerman, are set for recurring roles.
Medical Police, which had been in the works for awhile, including at TBS at one point, is considered an offshoot of Corddry’s Emmy-winning Adult Swim series Childrens Hospital. He had hinted in interviews that he was working on a spinoff series.
Written by Corddry, Johnson, Stern and Wain and directed by Wain and Bill Benz, Medical Police is described as an action-packed thriller, mystery and love story. It centers on two American physicians (Hayes and Huebel) stationed at a pediatric hospital in São Paulo, Brazil, who discover a civilization-threatening virus. The duo are recruited as government agents in a race against time and around the world to find a cure and uncover a dark conspiracy.
Hayes and Huebel starred on all seven seasons of Childrens Hospital. The show was nominated for eight Primetime Emmys over the course of its run, winning four, including outstanding short form comedy or drama series, and actor for Corddry.
At Netflix, Wain directed and co-wrote Wet Hot American Summer: First Day Of Camp, a prequel to his 2001 film. He also executive produced alongside Stern, with Johnson co-executive producing.
Hayes is repped by UTA and Sweeney Entertainment; Huebel is repped by UTA; Akerman is repped by UTA, Mosaic and Jackoway Tyerman; Bell is repped by UTA; Johnson is repped by UTA and Artists First; Marino is repped by UTA and Artists First; Stern is repped by UTA, Artists First and Mark Litwak & Assoc.
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