Do No Harm (TV series): Featuring Surgeon with Multiple Personalities AKA Dissociative Identity Disorder



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Complex Pop Culture  The 24 Most Anticipated Shows of 2013

22. <em>Do No Harm</em>

22. Do No Harm

Network: NBC
Stars: Steven Pasquale, Alana de la Garza, Ruta Gedmintas, Phylicia Rashad,  Michael Esper, John Carroll Lynch
Premieres: January 31

Why we’re excited: It seems like Hollywood is always trying to make something pop with Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and most times the result is a mess, because no one knows the right way to execute the good doctor’s homicidal alter ego. He’s either an overly hulking brute, or a lame, mustache twirling villain. NBC is trying its hand at the classic character with Do No Harm, which doesn’t actually reference the source material by name and instead aims to be a modern interpretation.

The protagonist is Dr. Jason Cole (Pasquale), an accomplished neurosurgeon with a deadly alternate personality named Ian Price. We’d love it if they actually pull it off (although we still have nightmares about NBC’s awful, similar Christian Slater starring My Own Worst Enemy from a few years back), but that mostly hinges on the execution of Price, and there’s a very high chance that the ball will be dropped. Also, we’re not quite sure how one maintains an ongoing series with this concept, but we’re eager to find out.

The new NBC Universal Television American drama series “Do No Harm” is currently in production in Philadelphia, PA through January 21, 2013. The casting director in New York is auditioning actors for guest starring and day player roles, and the extras casting director in Philadelphia is seeking new background performers to appear on the show. They need ALL types over the age of 18, and also need extras who are willing to use their vehicle in scenes being filmed. Both SAG-AFTRA members and non-union talent may apply. “Do No Harm” premiers Thursday January 31, 2013 at 10:00pm on NBC.

The show centers on a highly respected neurosurgeon named Dr. Jason Cole, who has and a gift of benevolence. However, he harbors a dark secret. Every night at the same hour, his dangerous alternate personality by the name of “Ian Price” come out, as he suffers from Dissociative Identity Disorder. Dr. Lena Solis is a colleague of Dr. Cole and has an interest in him as a person, but has no idea about the issues Cole is going through. Dr. Vanessa Young is Cole’s boss and is one of those that are put in harms way. Everyone Jason cares about is at risk, from patients to friends to coworkers and even the woman he loves, Olivia Flynn.

Starring in “Do No Harm” is Steven Pasquale in the starring role of Dr. Jason Cole/Ian Price. Pasquale is a polished theatre actor and starred in the Broadway play “reasons to be pretty”. He is also well known for his role of Sean Garrity in the series “Rescue Me”. Two-time ALMA Awards nominee Alana De La Garza plays the role of neurosurgeon Dr. Lena Solis. Three-time Primetime Emmy Award nominee Phylicia Rashad portrays Dr. Vanessa Young. Michael Esper, another Broadway veteran plays Dr. Kenneth Jordan. The beautiful and talented Ruta Gedmintas is playing Olivia Flynn.

Details on how talent can submit for acting roles, and registration information for extras can be found on the following casting post:

Wikipedia retrieved 01-21-13

Do No Harm is an upcoming American drama set to premiere on January 31, 2013 after the series finale of 30 Rock on NBC.[1] The network placed a series order in May 2012.[2] On November 12, 2012, NBC reduced its episode order for the series from 13 to 12 episodes, due to scheduling conflicts.[3]

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  1. Thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving a couple of likes. Interesting blog you have here. Keep up the effort.


    • Jeannette Bartha

       /  02/19/2013

      Much thanks, I love your writing. Very level headed – a quality lost in the world of therapizing these days. I have a dear friend who has a psychotherapy practice. I love telling her to “go forth and therapize” seems to me there is some reality there and a little chuckle so we all don’t take ourselves so seriously don’t hurt us none either.



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