Joshua Jackson Lands Lead Role in Ryan Murphy Series “Dr. Odyssey”

Joshua Jackson at the
Joshua Jackson at the "Dr. Death Season 2" red carpet in Los Angeles in December 2023. Photo by Matt Baron/BEI/Shutterstock (14258264dl)

Joshua Jackson’s latest series Fatal Attraction ended its run after a single season, but he didn’t dwell on its cancelation for too long. He’s gearing up to lead Ryan Murphy’s new series Dr. Odyssey after ABC gave it the green light.

ABC didn’t share any plot details about this project, but Variety reports it falls under a medical procedural genre. This won’t be Jackson’s first time playing a medical professional—he previously portrayed the murderous neurosurgeon Christopher Duntsch in Dr. Death.

Dr. Odyssey is expected to premiere on NBC during the 2024-2025 broadcast season, and it hails from writers Ryan Murphy, Jon Robin Baitz, and Joe Baken. They’re also executive producing it with Jackson, Eric Paquette, Alexis Martin Woodall, Eric Kovtun, Scott Robertson, and Nissa Diederich.

Murphy exited his deal with Netflix last year and decided to partner up with 20th Television instead. Dr. Odyssey is the latest series order he’s added to his busy slate, which also includes American Horror Story, American Sports Story, and the recently announced FX series Grotesquerie.

As for Jackson, he’s fresh off leading the Paramount+ series Fatal Attraction. His extensive list of TV credits also includes such hit shows as Dawson’s Creek, Fringe, and The Affair, along with his recent roles in Dr. Death and Little Fires Everywhere.