“When you become a doctor you imagine being a hero. But when you save lives, sometimes there are complications.”
The tagline for USA’s upcoming drama “Complications” alludes appropriately to a combination of genres that showrunner Matt Nix (“Burn Notice”) acknowledged at the network’s TCA presentation in Pasadena, Calif. on Thursday. In lieu of being pigeonholed as yet another medical procedural, Nix urged reporters to instead regard “Complications” as a “crime thriller with a doctor in the lead.”
The series features Jason O’Mara (“Life on Mars”) as a grieving ER physician who faces consequences both ethical and emotional when he rescues a young drive-by shooting victim, but kills one of the perpetrators. Jessica Szohr (“Gossip Girl”) co-stars as a no-nonsense nurse with a troubled past who joins O’Mara’s quest for closure and justice.
Nix revealed he was inspired to formulate the concept for “Complications” 10 years ago after he confronted, and strangely befriended, a gang member who broke into his Los Angeles home. Will O’Mara’s conflicted character find similarly unexpected enlightenment? Find out when “Complications” premieres this summer on USA.
Watch the debut trailer for “Complications” below:
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