Rush Job: Tom Ellis Lands Lead in USA Pilot
British actor Tom Ellis, whose most recent turn in a Stateside series was as Once Upon a Time’s original Robin Hood, has hit the bullseye by landing the lead in the USA Network pilot Rush.
Written and directed by Warm Bodies‘ Jonathan Levine, the project revolves around Dr. William Rush, an on-call doctor to the very rich and very private, those whose medical needs demand a degree of discretion. (Think: Olivia Pope meets HankMed.) In trade, patients pay Rush’s premium, cash-only fee.
Rick Gonzalez (Reaper) also has boarded the Rush cast, playing Manny Maquis, a dealer/client/sorta-friend of the titular doctor’s.
Ellis’ other TV credits include Sky’s Gates, BBC’s The Fades and Merlin, BBC One’s Miranda and EastEnders, and ABC’s passed-over 2013 pilot Gothica.