On Monday, Aug. 30, Deadline reported that Emily VanCamp is walking away from her leading role on Fox's The Resident. Per the publication, the Revenge alum asked to be released from the series as the show wrapped up its fourth season. Although the report indicated that there's a potential for the actress to return in a guest star capacity, it's expected that her character's storyline will wrap up early in the fifth season, which debuts Sept. 21.
VanCamp, who plays nurse practitioner Nicolette 'Nic' Nevin, has been a series regular since the show's debut in 2018. This update is certainly a surprise for fans of The Resident, as VanCamp's character had some major life changes and plot developments in season four: Nic became a new mom after welcoming a baby with Dr. Conrad Hawkins (Matt Czuchry).
Of course, VanCamp's real life has since reflected her character's story line. On Aug. 26, VanCamp and husband Josh Bowman surprised fans when they confirmed that they had welcomed their first child together.
"Welcome to the world our sweet little Iris," VanCamp wrote on Instagram at the time. "Our hearts are full."
This isn't the first time an actor or actress has departed a hit show. Case in point: Earlier this summer, Madeleine Mantock stunned fans with news that she was leaving the CW's Charmed reboot.
"Playing Macy on Charmed for the last three seasons has been an immense privilege and I have so enjoyed working with our fantastic producers, creatives, cast and crew," Mantock said in statement in July. "I'm incredibly grateful to The CW and CBS Studios for my time on the show and for being a brilliant support in my difficult decision to leave. Huge thanks to our fans who can look forward to, what I know will be, a spectacular fourth season."
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Season five of The Resident premieres Tuesday, Sept. 21 at 8 p.m. on Fox.