The series centres on a group of physicians at Chastain Memorial Hospital, as they encounter personal and professional obstacles regularly. To tackle these issues, they have to maintain absolute discipline and a calm personality since they’re dealing with patients. Conrad in particular, who is a senior and later chief resident at the hospital, tries extremely hard to do what’s best in a constantly depressing healthcare system. Their motto is “Committed to excellence.” The show also stars actors Bruce Greenwood, Matt Czuchry, Malcolm Jamal-Warner, and Morris Chestnut, Shaunette Renée Wilson, and Emily VanCamp.
We also know that two of the original cast members have departed from the show which also came as a surprise to many fans.
It was confirmed that Shaunette Renée Wilson, an original cast member of The Resident who played Mina Okafor was the first to leave the show. She was last seen on season 4 and has no plans of returning to the show in the future as she has decided to return to her native place Nigeria.
Another sad news is that The Resident fifth season will be without its female lead, Emily VanCamp who played Nicolette “Nic” Nevin also confirmed to have departed from the show due to multiple reasons although no details or specific reason was mentioned. Although there’s a chance that in the future, we’ll get to see her as a guest star.
As for Morris Chestnut, he still hasn’t left the show but says “isn’t sure” and is undecided at the moment. Morris Chestnut who played Barrett Cain said that his future in the show is uncertain as he is preparing to premiere his new series “Our Kind of People.” He will be seen in The Resident fifth season 5. According to rumours, the fifth season will be his last. We hope not!
Is The Resident Season 6 Happening?
The Resident has four seasons in total with season 5 slated for a release on September 21, 2021, with 23 episodes. The series first premiered on January 21, 2018, and ended on May 14, 2018. The second season was aired from September 24, 2018, to May 6, 2019, the third season was aired from September 24, 2019, to April 7, 2020, and the fourth was released on January 12, 2021, and completed on May 18, 2021, and altogether the show has released 71 episodes.
If you look at the timeline, the series has been released every season on time without any further delays even though many shows were badly affected because of the ongoing pandemic. We’re grateful that the showrunners worked extra hard to deliver each season as scheduled and most importantly the viewers don’t have to wait for long for their favourite show to arrive on the screens.
Nonetheless, now that The Resident season 5 is finally premiering on September 21, fans ultimate question is, will season 6 happen? Well, given the immense success of the show, there’s a high possibility that FOX will most definitely greenlight the sixth instalment. The renewal announcement for season 5 came out just one day before the last episode of season 4 and hopefully, we don’t have to wait that long for the season 6 renewal as FOX Network will probably make an announcement regarding the renewal status by this year. But who knows, since FOX is notoriously known for surprising the audience. We’re expecting good news. Fingers crossed!