Disney’s ABC recently ordered a pilot for a brand new medical drama called, “The Hurt Unit”, which is all about a Hospital Urgent Response Team and follows a highly skilled team of trauma surgeons and nurses who race into the field to treat the patients who won’t make it to the hospital in time. When the sick and the injured can’t get to the ER, the Hurt brings the ER to them.
Recently, it was revealed that Ben McKenzie is going to be starring in the series and will be playing the role of Danny, a self-made surgeon and head of the elite Hurt Unit. It was also revealed that Michelle Ortiz has also joined the cast of the show and will be playing the role of Ruth, a trauma nurse in the Hurt Unit. Melissa George will also star in the series as Dr. Ashcroft, the Head of Psychiatry and Deputy Chief of Administration at Nashville’s City South Hospital.
It has previously been revealed that Jaime Lee Kirchner was going to star in the series as Nora, a surgeon from working-class roots who got her education by joining the Navy, serving as a trauma surgeon in multiple war zones. She wants to join Dr. Danny Marsh’s (McKenzie) elite HURT Unit, and although she’s nearly as brilliant a surgeon as he is, he won’t have her on his team until she levels with him about her troubled past.
However, according to Deadline, Jaime Lee Kirchner has left the pilot over creative differences and has been replaced by Ashley Romans, who has previously starred in “Y: The Last Man” and Showtime’s “Shameless”.
Jaime’s scenes are going to be reshot with Ashley. Since this is a pilot, it’s common for recastings to take place during the creation process.
The new project is being created by Matt Lopez, who has previously worked on “Promised Land”, and John Glenn, who was the showrunner on “SEAL Team”, who are both executive producers on the show. The duo have previously worked together on a number of projects, including NBC’s “Dreamer” and ABC’s “Caesar”.
The pilot is being directed by Marc Webb, who has previously directed “The Amazing Spider-Man” and “(500) Days of Summer”. Marc will also be an executive producer on the show.
Should the “The Hurt Unit” pilot gets picked up for a full season, we should expect to see the series on ABC and Hulu in the United States, and released as a Star Original on Star+ in Latin America and on Disney+ around the world.