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Nicole da Silva and Rodger Corser to star in new Nine Network drama Doctor Doctor

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Nicole da Silva and Rodger Corser to star in Doctor Doctor on Nine

The Nine Network has confirmed Rodger Corser and Nicole da Silva will star in brand new drama series, Doctor Doctor.

Doctor Doctor follows Hugh Knight (Corser from Underbelly, Rush, Puberty Blues), a rising star in the heart surgery ranks. He is gifted, charming, infallible, a hedonist who – due to his sheer talent – believes he can live outside the rules. But his “work hard, play harder” philosophy is about to come back and bite him. Hard.

Doctor Doctor will also star Ryan Johnson, Hayley McElhinney, Shalom Brune-Franklin, Tina Bursill, Chloe Bayliss and Dave Eastgate.

Confirming the announcement, Nine’s Heads of Drama, Jo Rooney and Andy Ryan, said:

“We are delighted to join forces with Essential Media & Entertainment on this irreverent new family drama series. With its stellar cast and beautiful rural setting, Doctor Doctor is a breath of fresh air and further proof of Nine's commitment to Australian content."

Doctor Doctor is now in pre-production by Essential Media & Entertainment, with executive producers Andy Ryan and Jo Rooney from the Nine Network and producers Ian Collie, Claudia Karvan and Tony McNamara from Essential Media & Entertainment. Filming will commence in April in Sydney and country NSW.

Doctor Doctor is proceeding with the assistance of Screen Australia and Screen NSW.