The television network TNT (who, by their own admission, “know drama”) has ordered a new docu-drama show centered on the life and times of an air ambulance crew.
The unscripted series will focus on air medical teams at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center.
Cameras will follow air medical pilots, flight paramedics, flight nurses, and flight physicians as they perform their usual duties, including life-saving procedures both in the air and on the ground.
It will also give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at what goes on behind various doors at the medical center. Cameras will record the efforts of emergency room staff and trauma surgeons as they race against the clock to save the lives of patients brought in by the air ambulance crew.
Being shot documentary-style, we expect the new show to depict real incidents of trauma, life-saving, and other things air medical teams deal with on a day-to-day basis.
A Los Angeles production crew filmed the air ambulance crew for a promo reel for the series at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center last July, before it was green-lit and TNT purchased rights to the show.
Life Flight, as the new show being called, is being produced by Fox Television Studios: makers of both Burn Notice and The Shield. Fox also made The Littlest Groom, so we’ll see what happens.
Life Flight is scheduled to debut on TNT sometime in the early part of 2014.
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