Deadline is reporting that Andrew McCarthy has been tapped to recur on the last three episodes of The Resident’s current fifth season, with an option to become a series regular if the medical drama is renewed for a sixth season.
The outlet reports that McCarthy will play Dr. Ian Sullivan, a brilliant pediatric surgeon with endless charm that masks a hidden streak of narcissism. He’s a larger-than-life hero to his young patients, but has a complex relationship with his own daughter.
McCarthy is best known for starring in 80s films including Pretty In Pink and St. Elmo’s Fire. Over the past decade, he has focused on directing including NBC’s The Blacklist, Netflix’s Orange is the New Black, and more.
Entering its fifth season, The Resident continues to shine a light on the daily heroism of our health care workers. The provocative medical drama follows the doctors and nurses at Chastain Memorial Hospital as they face personal and professional challenges and fight for their patients’ health.
In a propulsive and emotional Season Five, the ante is upped, as the doctors continue to save patients and fight corruption in the healthcare system, this time with a partner. The alliance with Big Pharma that found a cure for sickle cell disease last season proves to be a very sharp double-edged sword. Old relationships will be tested, new ones formed, and the emergence of a widespread Medicare fraud scheme ensures Chastain will never be the same.
The Season 5 series regular cast includes Matt Czuchry, Bruce Greenwood, Manish Dayal, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Jane Leeves, Jessica Lucas, Anuja Joshi and new addition Miles Fowler who recently exited the series.
The Resident is produced by 20th Television.
Season 5 of The Resident is currently airing on FOX in the US, streaming on Hulu and streaming on Disney+ in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Previous seasons are also available to stream on Hulu in the US and on Disney+ in the UK and Ireland.