It’s only fitting that TNT would release the first teaser trailer for the medical drama Monday Mornings on Monday…
The new series from producer David E. Kelley and practicing neurosurgeon and CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta, stars Alfred Molina, Ving Rhames, Jamie Bamber and Jennifer Finnegan.
Based on the book of the same name by Gupta, the title refers to the hospital’s weekly morbidity and mortality conference, when doctors gather with their peers for a confidential review of complications and errors in patient care.
The action “follows the lives of doctors as they push the limits of their abilities and confront their personal and professional failings.”
“It is so realistic! I think I could actually perform surgery in the operating room here on our set… It is mind-bending to see the words from the book come to life here on this amazing Monday Mornings set with these superb actors. We are going to take people into a world of medicine they have never seen before.” said Gupta.
The regular inclusion of the “M&M meetings” is one way the show differs from previous TV medical dramas.
Molina, the 59-year-old half-Spanish actor – who has starred in Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, An Education and Chocolat – leads the staff at Chelsea General as Dr. Harding Hooten, the steely-eyed chief of surgery.
The series will premiere on February 4 on TNT.
Click here to view the trailer at EW.com.