Zachary Quinto as Oliver Sacks

NBC Orders Medical Drama Based on Life and Work of Oliver Sacks

We are excited to share that NBC has greenlit Dr. Wolf, a medical drama TV series inspired by the life and work of Oliver Sacks, with Star Trek’s Zachary Quinto set to star as the acclaimed neurologist and storyteller.

Inspired by The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and An Anthropologist on Mars, Dr. Wolf revolves around the larger-than-life neurologist, Oliver Wolf, and his team of interns as they explore the last great frontier — the human mind — while also grappling with their own relationships and mental health. Along with Quinto, the stellar cast includes Tamberla Perry, Ashleigh LaThrop, Alexander MacNicoll, Aury Krebs, Spence Moore II, and Teddy Sears.

Michael Grassi (Riverdale) penned the script and is the executive producer of the series alongside Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Leigh London Redman (Berlanti); Henrik Bastin, Melissa Aouate (Fabel); Andy Serkis, Jonathan Cavendish, Will Tennant (The Imaginarium); and DeMane Davis. It will be produced by Berlanti Productions, Fabel Entertainment and The Imaginarium in association with Warner Bros. Television and Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group.

We’ll keep you posted on updates about “Dr. Wolf,” as they become available.

Top image: Zachary Quinto as Dr. Oliver Wolf (Photo: Rafy/NBC)

Everyman's Library edition of Hat

A Beautiful Gift Edition of The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat from Everyman’s Library.

This gorgeous hardcover edition of Dr. Sacks’s beloved book features an introduction from surgeon and writer, Atul Gawande. He says: “[Sacks] would see patients not as collections of deficits but as unique individuals… He captured their experiences, their hopes and fears, their humour and perseverance. It is heroic stuff, and he was well aware of its mythic resonances.”

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