Rush Job: Tom Ellis Lands Lead in USA Pilot

Tom Ellis Cast USA Network RushThe Enchanted Forest’s loss is USA Network’s gain.

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.

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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.

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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.