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Jason Isaacs Joins Sophia Bush in the CBS Medical Pilot Good Sam

The potential series will see Bush and Isaacs at odds as father and daughter

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Update 3/2/2020: Harry Potter and Star Trek: Discovery alum Jason Isaacs is now set to join Sophia Bush in the pilot for CBS's potential medical drama Good, Sam. Per Deadline, Isaacs will take on the role of Dr. Paul "Griff" Griffith, the genius chief of cardiothoracic surgery who falls into a months-long coma. He awakens to find that his daughter Sam (Bush), who he'd previously overlooked, has now assumed his position. He'll need to swallow his pride and work as her subordinate if he intends to continue as a surgeon, a challenge that might considerably harder than his high-pressure occupation.


Previously 2/28/2020: Brace yourselves, Sophia Bush is trading in her Intelligence badge for a set of surgical knives. The Chicago P.D. alum is set to star in the pilot for the CBS medical drama Good Sam, according to Variety.

The potential series follows the eponymous bright surgeon whose talents have gone underutilized thanks to her arrogant and overbearing boss Griff, who also happens to be her father. After he falls into a coma, Sam assumes leadership and finally begins to shine. However, her world is again rocked when he regains consciousness and looks to resume his original position. This reversal of roles is sure to cause even more tension in an already strained relationship.

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The pilot was written by Jane the Virgin's Katie Wech, who will also executive-produce alongside Jane creator Jennie Snyder Urman and Joanna Klein. It's a bit of a reunion for the producers and Bush, who guest-starred in the CW dramedy's final season last year.

If Good Sam gets picked up to series, it would mark Bush's first leading role in a TV show since leaving Chicago P.D. in 2017.

In the meantime, catch Bush in a recurring role in the upcoming Love, Simon sequel series Love, Victor, which is set to debut in June.

Sophia Bush, Chicago P.D.

Sophia Bush, Chicago P.D.

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