BBC recommissions Red’s Trust Me

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by Stephen Chapman

Red Production Company will make a second series of Trust Me for BBC One.

The first series, starring Jodie Whittaker, achieved consolidated figures of 6m.

The second outing will feature a new cast and storyline, from creator and writer, Dan Sefton.

“Dan’s personal experience working in the medical profession combined with his exceptional writing, make the second series of Trust Me every bit as compelling as the first. The complexity of his characters, on the surface every day medics and patients, combined with the darkly twisting storyline will keep viewers hooked,” said Nicola Shindler, founder and executive producer of Manchester’s Red Production Company.

The 4 x 60 minute thriller is set on the neurological unit of South Lothian Hospital and follows Captain James McKay, who’s the only survivor of a shock enemy attack on tour in Syria. He’s recovering from a spinal injury, which has left him barely able to move and he’s also battling psychological scars. On the ward, people are dying unexpectedly around him, but is this a real threat, or imagined?

“I’m absolutely thrilled to be working on a new series of Trust Me for the BBC. The support the project received from both BBC Drama and BBC Scotland made it a hugely enjoyable process,” said NHS doctor and writer, Dan Sefton (Delicious, Porters and The Good Karma Hospital)

“It’s also fantastic to be working with Red Production Company and Nicola Shindler again - a company that makes some of the best drama this country produces. This follow up series will bring the same tension and twists of the original show to a brand new medical arena.”

Casting will be announced shortly.

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