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Netflix sets August date for “Diagnosis”

Digital streaming giant Netflix has marked a mid-August release date for Diagnosis, an eight-part docuseries inspired by The New York Times Magazine‘s long-running column ‘Diagnosis,’ written by Dr. Lisa Sanders. As ...
July 22, 2019

Digital streaming giant Netflix has marked a mid-August release date for Diagnosis, an eight-part docuseries inspired by The New York Times Magazine‘s long-running column ‘Diagnosis,’ written by Dr. Lisa Sanders.

As previously announced, the series documents the lives of patients dealing with mysterious illnesses as they attempt to find a diagnosis and a potential cure. By combining the power of global crowdsourcing, social media, and established medical expertise, each case is untangled with new insights that had previously eluded doctors.

Produced by Scott Rudin Productions and Lightbox, in association with The New York Times, the series documents the life-changing impact that receiving a diagnosis can have on individuals who have been searching for answers, as well as the healing that comes with connecting with others who can empathize with their experiences.

Executive producers on the series include Scott Rudin Productions’ Scott Rudin, Garrett Basch and Eli Bush; Lightbox’s Jonathan Chinn, Simon Chinn and P.G. Morgan; and New York Times Magazine editor in chief Jake Silverstein.

Diagnosis premieres Aug. 16 on Netflix.

Watch the trailer below:

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Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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