- Netflix adds all eight seasons of Royal Pains, hoping to replicate the success of Suits.
- The medical dramedy follows a man who becomes a concierge doctor to the rich and famous.
- Royal Pains ran for 104 episodes and was a “blue sky show” on the USA Network.
Netflix has added another USA Network show to the streaming service, potentially replicating the success of Suits with Royal Pains. Since becoming available on Peacock and Netflix halfway through 2023, Suits had a long streak of dominating streaming charts and breaking records. The resurgence even led to a Suits spinoff getting the greenlight with the involvement of original series creator Aaron Korsh.
Streaming execs may well hope to achieve a similar level of success with Royal Pains, as What’s On Netflix reports that all eight seasons of the medical dramedy have been added to the streaming service as of January 22. It’s worth noting that Royal Pains was available for much of the 2010s. After all episodes were added in May 2018, it was eventually removed by May 2020.
Royal Pains also remains available on Prime Video.
What To Know About Royal Pains
The story follows Hank Lawson (The West Wing alum Mark Feuerstein), a young emergency room doctor who starts the series by being falsely blamed for the death of a patient. He moves to the Hamptons thereafter, reluctantly becoming the house-call doctor for the rich and famous. The story is based, in part, on the real-life practice of concierge doctors.
Along with Feuerstein, the Royal Pains cast also included Paulo Costanzo (Friends spinoff Joey), Reshma Shetty (Blindspot), Brooke D’Orsay (Two and a Half Men), Ben Shenkman (Billions), Jill Flint (The Good Wife), and Campbell Scott (The Amazing Spider-Man). The recurring actors included Barry and Happy Days star Henry Winkler, in addition to Reacher‘s Willa Fitzgerald in a season 6 role.
Created by Andrew Lenchewski and John P. Rogers, Royal Pains ran for 104 episodes. It was one of USA Network’s blue sky originals, referred to as such because of its breezy atmosphere and generally aspirational premise. In that sense, both because of the episode count and the general plot, it may appeal to Netflix subscribers who have binged Suits. After 2023 was the year of Suits, perhaps 2024 will be the same for Royal Pains.
Source: What’s On Netflix