When we talk about medical drama on television, we tend to think about the phenomenal ‘House MD’ that practically rebuilt Fox’s prestige from the ground up in the 2000s, or ‘Grey’s Anatomy’, which is on the more soapy side. However, there is a very unique charm about Nine Network’s recent show, ‘The Heart Guy’ (known in its home country of Australia as ‘Doctor Doctor’). Other than being the only Australian medical drama to break it into the mainstream overseas, i.e. on US TV charts, the show has received immense praise for its masterful story and its perfect blend of humour and serious themes.
Written by Tony McNamara, Alice Bell, Tamara Asmar, and Liz Doran, ‘The Heart Guy’ entered pre-production in early 2016, and on September 14, 2016, Nine Network released Season 1 of the show, which consisted of 10 episodes. After receiving positive feedback, Nine Network renewed the show for a 10-episode second season, which premiered a bit less than a year later on August August 16, 2017. Season 2 was also quite a success, and understandably, Nine Network renewed the show again for its third season, which premiered on August 6, 2018.
With fans of the show clamouring for a new season, ‘The Heart Guy’ was renewed again on October 17, 2018 for a fourth season, which is slated to premiere sometime in 2019. Here’s everything we know about its next season.
The Heart Guy Cast: Who is in it?
In the show, Rodger Corser plays the role of the protagonist Dr. Hugh Knight, who is a rising heart surgeon with no dearth of talent or charm. As far as other members of the Knight family are concerned, Ryan Johnson plays the role of Hugh’s brother Matt, Tina Bursill plays the role of the brothers’ mother, Meryl, and Steve Bisley plays Meryl’s devoted husband, Jim. Further, Hugh and Matt also have an adopted brother, Ajax, who is played by Matt Castley.
Nicole da Silva, meanwhile, plays the role of Hugh’s ex-girlfriend and Matt’s wife, Charlie, and Chloe Bayliss plays Ajax’s long-time girlfriend Hayley. Additionally, Hayley McElhinney plays the role of Penny Cartwright, who is a Head Doctor at the hospital at which Hugh works and is also the young surgeon’s no nonsense supervisor. Other main cast members in the show include Belinda Bromilow as Betty Bell, Shalom Brune-Franklin as Aoife, Charles Wu as Ken Liu, and Brittany Scott Clark as Mia Holston.
Apart from the aforementioned main cast members, ‘The Heart Guy’ also has several recurring cast members, including Dave Eastgate as Joey, Lucy Durack as Chantelle ‘Tugger’ Waugh, John Batchelor as Nathan, Winta McGrath as Floyd, and Thomas Swords as Papa Pex, among others.