FOX Orders New Medical Drama Based on Italian Series


FOX has given a straight-to-series order to the medical procedural drama Doc, based on the Italian series Doc—Nelle tue mani created by Lux Vide.

Doc centers on the hard-charging, brilliant Dr. Amy Elias, chief of internal and family medicine at Westside Hospital in Minneapolis. After a brain injury erases the last eight years of her life, Amy must 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 and the tragedy that caused her to push everyone away.

From executive producers Barbie Kligman (Magnum P.I., Secrets and Lies, Private Practice), Hank Steinberg (For Life, Without a Trace) and Erwin Stoff (I Am Legend, The Matrix), the new series is to be co-produced by Sony Pictures Television and FOX Entertainment Studios. It is slated to premiere on FOX in 2023-24.

The original Doc—Nelle tue mani was created and produced by Lux Vide, a Fremantle company, and featured Simona Tabasco and Beatrice Grannò of The White Lotus.

“This moving and heroic medical drama is the very definition of storytelling excellence and what audiences have come to expect from FOX,” said Michael Thorn, president of scripted programming at FOX Entertainment. “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.”

“We are thrilled with Barbie and Hank’s inspiring take on the emotionally captivating and globally acclaimed Italian series, and we couldn’t have a better partner in FOX to bring the format to the U.S.,” added Katherine Pope, president of Sony Pictures Television Studios.