Fox orders US remake of Rai & Lux Vide’s medical drama ‘Doc – Nelle Tue Mani’

Doc – Nelle Tue Mani

Fox has ordered an adaptation of Rai’s Italian medical procedural Doc – Nelle Tue Mani for US audiences.

The show, to be known simply as Doc, is being co-produced by Sony Pictures Television and Fox Entertainment Studios, with a debut set for 2023-24.

It is based on the acclaimed Italian series that was produced by Fremantle-owned Lux Vide and featured Simona Tabasco and Beatrice Grannò of The White Lotus.

The story tracks a “hard-charging, brilliant” doctor who suffers a brain injury that erases the last eight years of her life, leaving her to navigate an unfamiliar world where she has no recollection of patients she’s treated, colleagues she’s crossed, the soulmate she divorced, the man she now loves or the tragedy that caused her to push everyone away.

She finds herself relying only on her estranged 17-year-old daughter, whom she remembers as a nine-year-old, and a handful of devoted friends, as she struggles to continue practicing medicine, despite having lost nearly a decade of knowledge and experience.

Barbie Kligman (Magnum P.I.) is showrunner and exec produces with Hank Steinberg (For Life) and Erwin Stoff (I Am Legend).

Michael Thorn, president of scripted at Fox, said: “Doc explores the raw emotion, redemption and resilience of the human spirit in ways we rarely see, and for that, we credit the creative leadership of Barbie, Hank and Erwin, who we know will bring this story to spectacular life, this extraordinary source material and our deeply valued partners at Sony.”

The original Italian show debuted on Rai 1 in 2020 and the format has since been sold in 12 countries, with seven versions already made.

Fox has been expanding its drama output lately, with a second season pick-up of Accused and Alert: Missing Persons Unit, both of which are also co-productions with SPT.

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