Medical Spoof Sequel

(Above: Erinn Hayes and Rob Huebel in ‘Medical Police.’ Source: YouTube video)

Medical Police, a sequel of sorts to the medical-drama spoof Children’s Hospital, debuts this Friday, January 10, on Netflix.

Medical Police is described as “an action-packed thriller, a mystery-wrapped love story and, ultimately, a globetrotting comedy series.”

The 10-episode series centers on two characters from the former show – Dr. Lola Spratt (Erinn Hayes) and Dr. Owen Maestro (Rob Huebel) – who are now assigned to a pediatric hospital in São Paulo, Brazil. The physicians stumble upon a civilization-threatening virus and are recruited by secret government agents to find a cure. In the process, they discover a conspiracy behind the outbreak.

Unlike Children’s Hospital, which consisted of 15-minute episodes, Medical Police features a more conventional 30-minute format.

The cast includes The Daily Show‘s Rob Corddry, Sarayu Blue, Malin Akerman, Ken Marino and Lake Bell, with guest appearances by Jason Schwartzman and Fred Melamed, among others.

Corddry, who created Children’s Hospital, co-created Medical Police with Krister Johnson, Jonathan Stern and David Wain.

For more on the new show, visit Netflix.

Children’s Hospital (2008-2016) ran seven seasons and 86 episodes, first as a WB web series and then on Adult Swim. It dealt with the personal lives of self-absorbed doctors who occasionally attended to the needs of their young patients. You can buy episodes of Children’s Hospital for $1.99 each from Google Play, Amazon, iTunes or other providers.

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