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Ryan Murphy ABC series ‘Dr. Odyssey’ cast Don Johnson




Ryan Murphy ABC series 'Dr.  Odyssey' cast Don Johnson

Don Johnson is the newest addition to the cast of Ryan Murphy’s upcoming ABC series “Dr. Odyssey.”

Variety has confirmed that Johnson will star in the series alongside previously announced lead actor Joshua Jackson. Plot and character details for the show are being kept under wraps, but sources say the series is believed to be a medical procedure. The premiere is scheduled for the 2024-2025 broadcast season.

Johnson is best known for his leading roles in the police dramas ‘Miami Vice’ and ‘Nash Bridges’. The former aired for five seasons on NBC between 1984 and 1989, while the latter aired for six seasons on CBS from 1996 to 2001. He won a Golden Globe for his work on ‘Miami Vice’. Most recently, Johnson has appeared in shows such as the NBC comedy series “Kenan” and the Emmy-winning HBO series “Watchmen.” His film credits include ‘Knives Out’, ‘Brawl in Cell Block 99’, ‘Tin Cup’ and ‘Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man’.

He is represented by CAA and Laird & Sobel.

Murphy co-writes ‘Dr. Odyssey” with Jon Robin Baitz and Joe Baken. All three also serve as executive producers, as does Jackson. Murphy executive produces through Ryan Murphy Television.

Eric Paquette, Alexis Martin Woodall, Eric Kovtun, Scott Robertson and Nissa Diederich also serve as executive producers. Paris Barclay is associated with direct and executive products. 20th Television is the studio where Murphy has an overall deal.

This is the final series order for Murphy since he shifted his overall deal from Netflix back to 20th Television. It was recently announced that he has created the series “Grotesquerie” at FX, while his series “9-1-1” made its debut on ABC on March 14 after being acquired from Fox. Baitz and Baken have also collaborated with Murphy several times, most recently on “Feud: Capote vs. the Swans.” They are also working on “Grotesquerie” and Murphy’s Hulu legal drama starring Kim Kardashian. He also has the “American Horror Story” franchise and the upcoming first entry of “American Sports Story,” which centers on Aaron Hernandez.

Deadline first reported Johnson’s casting.