‘Do No Harm’: 5 Things You Need To Know
1. Neurosurgeon by day, sociopath by night
Dr. Jason Cole (Steven Pasquale) is a talented neurosurgeon who harbours a dark secret – he suffers from dissociative identity disorder. Every night at 8:25 p.m. his alter-ego Ian Price rears his devious head and sets out on a rampage of destruction. For the past five years Cole has been able to control his alter-ego by taking a powerful experimental sedative just before he’s about to change over but for some reason, it has stopped working. Now Price is back in full force and ready to destroy everything Cole holds close to him including his job and the people he loves. At least until 8:25 a.m. that is, when Cole returns.
2. Relationship woes
Dating has been difficult for Cole, considering he was only conscious for 12 hours a day, but now that Price has returned, it’s downright impossible. Not only did he have to end his previous relationship with a woman named Olivia, but Price also sabotaged his chances with a fellow doctor named Lena. Though he doesn’t remember anything that happened during their meetup, she is clearly traumatized by Price’s aggressive ways . . . and Cole has no idea how to explain that it wasn’t him.
3. From stage to screen to song
Not only has Pasquale appeared in such TV series as “Six Feet Under,” “Rescue Me” and “Up All Night,” the Pennsylvania-born actor also has an extensive theatre background. If that wasn’t enough, he also released a jazz album in 2009 called “Somethin’ Like Love.” Maybe somethin’ like love is all Price needs to get over his destructive ways.
4. The Strange Case of Dr. Cole and Mr. Price
“Do No Harm” is based loosely on the original novella “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” written by Robert Louis Stevenson. Since it was published in 1886, there have been countless adaptations on the stage, screen and in print.
5. The mom from “The Cosby Show” plays Cole’s boss
She’s not dancing alongside her co-star in the opening, nor is she keeping him from eating hoagies with chips, but Phylicia Rashad has just as much of a dominating presence as Cole’s boss Dr. Vanessa Young as she did as Clair Huxtable on “The Cosby Show.”
"Do No Harm" premieres Thursday, Jan. 31 at 10 p.m. ET on CTV. Watch a sneak peek of “Do No Harm” at CTV.ca.