Joshua Jackson Teases “Over The Top” & “Outrageous” Ryan Murphy Series ‘Doctor Odyssey’

Joshua Jackson, star of Ryan Murphy’s Doctor Odyssey, teased a bit about the anticipated new drama series set for premiere this fall on ABC.

In a red carpet interview with Deadline at Disney’s upfront earlier this week, Jackson said the show is in “deep pre-production” with shooting to begin in about four weeks. He added, “the sets are all built” and “look amazing, the cast is mostly together, the scripts are written and we’re just ready to go.”

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In addition to Jackson, Don Johnson, Phillipa Soo and Sean Teale also star.

As with all Ryan Murphy series, no details about the premise or character descriptions are being revealed. We do know that Jackson is playing a Doctor. “Ryan Murphy doesn’t write normal procedural television, so the world that this doctor lives in is going to be as over the top and outrageous as you would expect from Ryan Murphy,” Jackson revealed.

Jackson also said working with Murphy is something he’s wanted to do for a very long time. “I’ve wanted to work on Ryan’s dialogue for years and years, because he writes at an elevated place that I really enjoy working,” adding “he puts together whole worlds in his casts, he has the ability to get the people he wants on his shows, he writes to their strengths, and he just lets the world live on the screen. So my hope is that we all do justice to what’s on the page and are able to have as much fun shooting it as it is to read it.”

Doctor Odyssey is produced by 20th Television in association with Ryan Murphy Television. The series is written and executive produced by Murphy, Jon Robin Baitz and Joe Baken. Paris Barclay is directing and executive producing. Eric Paquette, Alexis Martin Woodall, Eric Kovtun, Scott Robertson and Nissa Diederich also executive produce alongside Jackson.

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