Trauma is an American television drama series created by Dario Scardapane and executive produced by Peter Berg which follows the daily adventures of a group of first responder paramedics in San Francisco, California.
The series aired in the USA on NBC from 28 September, 2009 to 26 April, 2010. There are 18 hour-long episodes in one season.
Trauma premiered in South Africa on SABC3 on Monday 29 November 2010, at 21h00. New episodes broadcast from Mondays to Wednesdays at the same time.
From executive producer Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights) comes Trauma, the first high-octane medical drama series to live exclusively in the field where the real action is.
Like an adrenaline shot to the heart, Trauma is an intense, action-packed look at one of the most dangerous medical professions in the world: first responder paramedics.
When emergencies occur, the trauma team from San Francisco City Hospital is first on the scene, traveling by land, by sea or by air to reach their victims in time.
From the heights of the city's Transamerica Pyramid to the depths of the San Francisco Bay, these heroes must face the most extreme conditions to save lives - and give meaning to their own existence in the process.
Starring in Trauma are Cliff Curtis as daredevil flight medic Reuben Rabbit Palchuck, Derek Luke as stoic paramedic Cameron Boone, Anastasia Griffith as strong-willed paramedic Nancy Carnahan, Aimee Garcia as tough rookie helicopter pilot Marisa Benez, Kevin Rankin as edgy EMT Tyler Briggs, Taylor Kinney as rookie EMT Glenn Morris, and Jamey Sheridan as mentor Dr. Joe Saviano.
Trauma is a production of Universal Media Studios and Film 44. Berg, Sarah Aubrey (The Kingdom, Friday Night Lights), Jeffrey Reiner (Friday Night Lights), Peter Noah (The West Wing) and series creator Dario Scardapane serve as executive producers.
The pilot was written by Scardapane and directed by Reiner.