What to know about the new Ryan Murphy series Dr. Odyssey

Premiere Of Peacock's "Dr. Death" Season 2 - Arrivals
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Updated: May 3, 2024 - Ryan Murphy has been making waves on ABC since 9-1-1 made the leap to the network from FOX, and now he's set to do it again with a straight-to-series order for Dr. Odyssey. It's still early days so mum is the word when it comes to specific plot details but, according to Deadline, the title is an apt one. The show will be a medical procedural. Yes, that does mean the network has found its replacement for The Good Doctor, which will finish its run in May.

Like the Freddie Highmore-led drama, Dr. Odyssey will be putting a twist on the typical fare we get from series focused on doctors. However, instead of being along for the ride with an extremely gifted autistic surgeon, we'll be tossed out to sea in a program set on a cruise ship. Given that the project will be written and produced Murphy, Jon Robin Baitz and Joe Baken, we can expect a delightful amount of soapy drama from the series. That's perfect for a series that's on the same roster as Grey's Anatomy (which has been renewed!).

Though the plot is under wraps, there has been news on the launch window for the show along with casting announcements. Here's everything we know so far!

Dr. Odyssey release window

When the medical drama was announced, a prospective launch date was also shared. ABC is targeting a fall premiere for Dr. Odyssey. It's not firmly locked in as of yet, but the show would be a welcome addition to Fall TV particularly this year as the field will be crowded and ripe with new series to try and perhaps become obsessed with.

As I noted previously, while the program is stepping in as The Good Doctor exits that doesn't necessarily mean it'll take over a Tuesday slot. It would be a good fit though. While I'd love to see it paired with 9-1-1, the combination of the first responder drama with Grey's Anatomy is a proven winner and the network isn't likely to have two medical procedurals on the same night even if one does take place on crystalline blue waters and the other is based in Seattle.


The eponymous lead will be played by Joshua Jackson. Having played an unsettling and murderous neurosurgeon in Dr. Death, the actor is now primed to play a charming doctor whose pleasing disposition often gets him what he wants. Jackson will also serve as an executive producer on the project.

Don Johnson, Phillipa Soo, and Sean Teale have joined the series with Jackson. Details on who they're playing, or even what their characters are like, however, haven't been revealed. We'll keep you posted as more news comes in about Dr. Odyssey. Stay tuned to Hidden Remote!