All 4 prescribes ER box set on show’s 25th anniversary
James R | On 19, Sep 2019
Today marks the 25th anniversary of ER, and to celebrate All 4 is prescribing a binge-watch of the entire medical drama.
The iconic US series first aired on 19th September 1994 and ran for 15 seasons, racking up nominations for more than 120 Emmy Awards. The series premiered in the UK on Channel 4 and was broadcast by the network throughout its run, so it’s only fitting that, a quarter of a century later, it should come back to All 4 as a streaming box set.
ER explores the inner workings of a Chicago teaching hospital and the critical issues faced by the dedicated physicians and staff of its overburdened emergency room. These medical professionals remain determined to save lives in a place where nothing is taken for granted and nothing is certain – except that another desperate person will be rushed through the A&E doors any moment.
Known for its large and diverse ensemble cast, the series originally starred Anthony Edwards as Dr. Mark Greene, George Clooney as paediatrician Dr. Doug Ross, Sherry Stringfield as Dr. Susan Lewis, Noah Wyle as medical student Dr. John Carter, Julianna Margulies as Nurse Carol Hathaway and Eriq La Salle as Dr. Peter Benton. Additional series stars included Laura Innes, Parminder Nagra, Goran Višnjić, Ming-Na Wen, Maura Tierney, Mekhi Phifer and Alex Kingston, among many others. The series also featured an impressive, all-star list of guest appearances from the likes of Chris Pine, Don Cheadle, Zac Efron, Stanley Tucci, Lucy Liu, Ewan McGregor, Shia LaBeouf and Bradley Whitford, to name a few,
Combining the talents of author Michael Crichton (Jurassic Park) and Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television with Peabody, Humanitas and Emmy-winning producer John Wells (The West Wing, Shameless), ER broke new ground in television. Its frantic style – with fast-paced filmmaking capturing the life-and-death action – threw viewers into the heart of the high-octane emergency room. The roster of behind-the-camera talent even included the first TV episode directed by Quentin Tarantino.
Charlie Palmer, Managing Editor for All 4, says: ”We’re delighted to be bringing ER home to 4. One of the TV greats, the series remains every bit as impactful in the era of binge-viewing”.
ER was produced by Constant c Productions and Amblin Television in association with Warner Bros. Television. Channel 4’s deal sees Season 1 of ER available to stream now, with the rest of the seasons added weekly All 4 every week.