Pure Genius - UK Premiere
From Emmy® Award-winning executive producer Jason Katims (Parenthood, Friday Night Lights and The Path), this ground-breaking new series stars British actor Augustus Prew (The Village, Kick-Ass 2 and The Borgias) in his first leading role in a US drama.
Launching on Wednesday 16th November at 9pm, Pure Genius is a cutting-edge medical drama about young Silicon Valley tech titan James Bell (Augustus Prew) who enlists exceptional veteran surgeon Dr. Walter Wallace (Dermot Mulroney), with a controversial past, to run a state-of-the-art hospital with an ultramodern approach to medicine.
“We’re thrilled to have secured the UK premiere of Pure Genius for Universal Channel,” comments Colin McLeod, MD, UK & Emerging Markets, NBCUniversal International Networks. “This inspiring, cutting-edge drama is a great addition to our portfolio of high-quality, character-led shows and is bound to hit home with new and existing viewers alike.”
Bell built Bunker Hill Hospital determined to revolutionize health care and treat the rarest and most challenging medical mysteries, at no charge. In addition to Dr. Walter Wallace as his Chief of Staff, his team of trailblazers includes Dr. Zoe Brockett (Odette Annable), an exceptional, fearlessly frank physician; Dr. Talaikha Channarayapatra (Reshma Shetty), an idealistic neurosurgeon; Dr. Malik Verlaine (Aaron Jennings), a former gang member now spearheading efforts to provide 24/7 health monitoring in poor neighborhoods via computer; Dr. Scott Strauss (Ward Horton), an intense neurologist with an Ivy league pedigree; and Angie Cheng (Brenda Song), an enthusiastic 3-D printer programming whiz.
At Bunker Hill Hospital, Bell pairs the most brilliant minds in medicine with the most forward thinkers in technology and cuts bureaucracy out of the equation, all in the interest of saving lives.