“There’s just not that much backstory to my character, Owen Maestro. I’m just a doctor. I don’t even know what kind of doctor I am. I think I’m a brain surgeon.” That’s how Rob Huebel described the character of Dr. Owen Maestro, a persona he’s portrayed through seven seasons of “Childrens Hospital” and more importantly on Netflix’s new action comedy “Medical Police.” “This is a story about dumb people who don’t know how dumb they are that are tasked with saving the world,” he said.
Huebel, who stars alongside fellow “Childrens Hospital” alum Erinn Hayes (who also reprises her role as Dr. Lola Spratt), spoke to IndieWire about “Medical Police” and the differences between satirizing medical dramas and action films in the vein of “The Bourne Identity.” “All of the tropes of an action movie have to seem real. The action has to look cool. And then, you just layer all the jokes on top of that,” he said. For example, when discussing the inspiration for a stunt in the series’ second episode: “Everyone is un-killable, they can run down the side of a building, and as a viewer, you’re like, ‘Well, of course that would happen, of course you could survive that.’ But I think we have a pretty good time on this show of taking the air out of that.”