Release Date, Cast, Renewed or Canceled
‘Doctor Doctor’, also known as ‘The Heart Guy’, is an Australian television medical drama series. If you are a fan of famous medical dramas such as ‘House MD’, ‘Grey’s Anatomy’, ‘Private Practice’, chances are that you will also like ‘Doctor Doctor’. The show centers around a gifted, but flamboyant pleasure-seeking Dr. Hugh Knight and is written by Tony McNamara, Alice Bell, Tamara Asmar, and Liz Doran. It is based on an original idea by Tony McNamara and Ian Collie.
The show first premiered on Nine Network on 14 September 2016 and after having completed only two episodes of the first season on 28 September 2016, Nine made it official that a second season was coming. Season 1 consisted of 10 episodes and so did Season 2, which aired on August 6, 2017. With the second season also being successful, the showrunners did not lose much time in renewing ‘Doctor Doctor’ for a Season 3. And eventually, the third season premiered on August 6, 2018.
In October 2019, fueling hope to the fans worldwide, the showrunners had announced the return of Dr. Knight with Season 4. It is slated to release sometime in 2019. Here is all we know about the upcoming season of this hit Australian medical drama.
Doctor Doctor Cast: Who is in it?
Rodger Corser plays the lead character of Dr. Hugh Knight. A true hedonist and not lacking charm, he is a heart surgeon on the rise. The role of Hugh’s brother Matt is played by Ryan Johnson. Tina Bursill plays the role of the mother, Meryl. Her husband, Jim is played by Steve Bisley. Ajax, who is Hugh and Matt’s adopted brother, is portrayed by Matt Castley.
Nicole da Silva plays Hugh’s ex-girlfriend and Matts wife, Charlie. Ajax’s long-time girlfriend is played by Chloe Bayliss. Hayley McElhinney plays Penny Cartwright, Head Doctor of the hospital where Hugh works. She is also Hugh’s supervisor. Belinda Bartholomew as Betty Bell, Shalom Brune-Franklin as Aoife, Charles Wu as Ken Liu, and Brittany Scott Clark as Mia Holston are the other important cast members of ‘Doctor Doctor’.
There are some recurring cast members who keep appearing here and there in the series. They are played by Dave Eastgate (as Joey), Lucy Durack (as Chantelle ‘Tugger’ Waugh), John Batchelor (as Nathan), Winta McGrath (as Floyd), and Thomas Swords (as Papa Pex), to name a few.