The official poster for The Resident‘s fourth season is more than just an ad for the drama’s new episodes: It’s also an excellent tutorial on proper face mask etiquette. (Mouths and noses covered, Fox viewers!)
TVLine has an exclusive look at the key art, which features a tagline that teases the show’s upcoming coronavirus plot: “Every crisis has a front line.” As co-creator Amy Holden Jones shared in July, the ongoing pandemic will play out on The Resident‘s Season 4 premiere as it addresses “the early days of the outbreak, focusing on the effect on our hero doctors and nurses as they risk their lives daily.”
“Long-term, sadly, the after-effects of COVID-19 will go on, even after we have a vaccine, and we’ll be there to show that, as well,” Jones added.
The medical drama will also welcome at least one new face in Season 4: How to Get Away With Murder‘s Conrad Ricamora will recur as Jake Wong, a gay plastic surgeon who is also Dr. Bell’s former stepson from a previous marriage.
The Resident returns for Season 4 on Tuesday, Jan. 12 at 8/7c on Fox (see the network’s full midseason schedule here). Scroll down to view the exclusive key art, then drop a comment with your hopes for the new season!
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