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FOX Releases Pilot Episode of New Drama Series 'Red Band Society' (Co-Starring Octavia Spencer) Watch It Now!

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act August 22, 2014 at 2:50PM

The busy Spencer's casting came a couple of months after NBC put its "Murder, She Wrote" reboot (which was to star Octavia Spencer) on ice, with plans to come up with another way to re-imagine the series.
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'Red Band Society'

FOX has released the pilot episode for a new series that's scheduled to debut this fall, during its 2014/2015 TV season, co-starring Octavia Spencer, which is a remake of a lauded Spanish drama titled "Pulseras Rojas" (known in English as "Red Band Society").

The Catalan television show that first aired in 2011, was created by Albert Espinosa, and draws on his childhood experiences as a hospital patient. It tells the story of a group of Catalan children and teenagers who meet as patients in the children's wing of a hospital.

Told through the eyes of a group of teenagers who meet as patients in a hospital pediatric ward, the drama stars, in addition to Spencer, Dave Annable, Griffin Dunne, Ciara Bravo, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Charlie Rowe, Griffin Gluck, and Wilson Cruz.

Oscar winner Spencer stars, playing Nurse Jackson, described as a tough, intuitive nurse who's very good at her job. But despite her hard exterior, she is very sympathetic to the kids on her ward.

Margaret Nagle ("Boardwalk Empire") penned the U.S. adaptation and is exec producing for Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television. Amblin’s Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank also exec produce, with producer Sergio Aguero, who brought the project to Amblin.

The busy Spencer's casting came a couple of months after NBC put its "Murder, She Wrote" reboot (which was to star Octavia Spencer) on ice, with plans to come up with another way to re-imagine the series. 

Let's hope this one sticks for her, over at FOX. It will air on Wednesdays from 9-10pm, starting this fall, September 17, on FOX.

Watch the pilot episode below:


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