Zach Braff Teases ‘Scrubs’ Spin-Off Film ‘Dr. Acula,’ Fans Hope He’s Not Pranking

Zach Braff has announced that a Scrubs spinoff film is in the works, according to Metro. The 41-year-old actor, who rose to fame thanks to his role as Dr. John J.D. Dorian on the NBC-ABC hospital dramedy Scrubs, has revealed the exciting news.

It appears that a hospital-set horror film Zach Braff’s Scrubs character envisioned on the show is “in production.” Interestingly, J.D. wrote the screenplay for the then-nonexistent movie over ten years ago, and now it’s reportedly getting made.

Zach Braff’s character on Scrubs had a fantastic idea (or at least he thought it was fantastic) to create the Dr. Acula film, the title of which separated out the word “Dracula.” The Wish I Was Here actor made the announcement on Facebook and attached a gothic-style picture of himself along with it.

It’s not clear whether Zach Braff is joking or a Scrubs spinoff is really in the works, but one thing in certain: he would be playing the lead part. But Scrubs fans are more than certain that J.D. never actually wrote the script other than getting the “fantastic” idea for the title.

Zach Braff’s idea of creating a Scrubs spinoff is not something out of the extraordinary, though. In 2014, it was reported that the actor-turned-director met with Scrubs director Bill Lawrence to discuss some new mysterious TV series for Netflix.

But commenting on his mysterious talk with the Scrubs creator, Zach Braff said it would take them a while to make the project happen. But was he talking about a Scrubs spinoff or not?

“I’ve been talking about a new idea with Bill Lawrence. I don’t know if it will be this year or next.”

And considering the fact that Zach Braff is a die-hard Scrubs fan, and in addition to that he always gets his weird projects materialized, it won’t come as a big surprise if a Scrubs spinoff is really in production.

But there is also disappointing news. Zach Braff tweeted the same gothic-style picture of him allegedly in the Dr. Acula character earlier, and in the caption, he said it was for a Vogue photo shoot.

Ever since NBC broadcast the pilot episode of Scrubs in 2001, it became an instant hit, according to OK! In just nine seasons, the breathtaking and fun plot of the series showed Zach Braff, Sarah Chalke, and Donald Faison’s characters go a long way from medical interns to professional doctors.

The three actors were in their 20s when the show first aired and now that the show was canceled six years ago, they have grown up a lot. Zach Braff, Chalke, and Faison, who played J.D., Turk, and Elliot respectively, each have been busy with their own career and life since the show’s ending in 2010.

But the three actors have remained friends ever since. Interestingly, the three of them left the series after the eighth season. It took Scrubs creators only one season to realize that they can’t gain the same viewership ratings without Zach Braff, Chalke, and Faison, and so they canceled the show.

After quitting the NBC-ABC hospital dramedy, Sarah Chalke has appeared in quite a few TV shows, the most notable of which is How I Met Your Mother and also Rick And Morty. Just recently the 39-year-old actress had her second child with fiancé James Afifi.

After leaving Scrubs, Zach Braff has focused on directing and made such films as Wish I Was Here and Garden State. Donald Faison, meanwhile, has appeared in many films and TV shows, including Kick-Ass 2, House of Lies, and Remember The Titans.

But the most important thing is that Zach Braff and Faison have remained BFFs even after quitting Scrubs. In fact, the two often share their photos together on Instagram, which is a way showing Scrubs fans that the show has had a huge impact on their lives.

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