Brilliant Minds: cast and everything we know about the Zachary Quinto medical drama

Zachary Quinto as Dr. Oliver Wolf in Brilliant Minds
Zachary Quinto, Brillant Minds (Image credit: NBC)

There are plenty of medical dramas in the fall 2024 television schedule, including Grey's Anatomy season 21 and Chicago Med season 10. Brilliant Minds is one of the newest medical dramas to hit the schedule and it puts a fresh spin on the traditional formula. 

Zachary Quinto plays Dr. Oliver Wolf, who was inspired by the brilliant and trailblazing neurologist Oliver Sacks. Sacks was known for his work to destigmatize mental illness and help people understand what life is like for those living with neurological conditions. 

This high-pressure workplace drama focuses on a team of doctors who are devoted to helping those in need, though their work ultimately takes a toll on their own mental health. 

Here's everything we know about Brilliant Minds

Brilliant Minds release date

Brilliant Minds will air Mondays at 10 pm ET/PT on NBC following The Voice. New episodes will be available to stream on Peacock the following day. 

We don't have the exact premiere date just yet, but we'll have it for you here as soon as it's available. 

Brilliant Minds will air on NBC. If you've cut the cord, you can also watch NBC live through streaming services like Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV, YouTube TV and FuboTV

If you want to watch episodes the day after they air, you’ll have to subscribe to Peacock. Peacock can be accessed through a smartphone or computer, or you can watch it on TV. Some cable providers offer Peacock for free as part of their cable bundle. You can also watch Peacock through platforms such as Fire TV, Apple TV Plus and Roku

Brilliant Minds plot

Here's the official synopsis for Brilliant Minds from NBC: " Inspired by the extraordinary life and work of world-famous author and physician Oliver Sacks, Brilliant Minds follows a revolutionary, larger-than-life neurologist and his team of interns as they explore the last great frontier – the human mind – while grappling with their own relationships and mental health. "

Brilliant Minds cast

The Brilliant Minds cast includes Zachary Quinto (American Horror Story), Tamberla Perry (They Cloned Tyrone), Ashleigh LaThrop (The Handmaid's Tale), Alex MacNicoll (The Society), Aury Krebs (Triple Threat), Spence Moore II (Creed III), Teddy Sears (The Flash), and Donna Murphy (The Gilded Age). 

Brilliant Minds trailer

There's no trailer for Brilliant Minds just yet, but as soon as one is released we'll have it for you right here. 

Sarabeth Pollock
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Sarabeth joined the What to Watch team in May 2022. An avid TV and movie fan, her perennial favorites are The Walking Dead, American Horror Story, true crime documentaries on Netflix and anything from Passionflix. You’ve Got Mail, Ocean's Eleven and Signs are movies that she can watch all day long. She's also a huge baseball fan, and hockey is a new favorite.  

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