‘Doctor Who’ and ‘Hustle’ stars will clash in ITV drama ‘Trauma’

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The new three-part drama, Trauma, from the writer behind the BBC’s Doctor Foster will begin filming in June, with two well-known stars taking centre stage.

ITV has announced that John Simm, soon to return to his role as The Master in Doctor Who, will star alongside Adrian Lester (Hustle) in Trauma, a new drama written by multi award-winning playwright, Mike Bartlett (Doctor Foster). The series will be directed by Marc Evans (Hinterland, Safe House 1 & 2).

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In what’s described as a “psychological drama”, Simm will play Dan Bowker, a factory manager struggling to cope as his life unravels around him. While Lester will play surgeon Jon Allerton, who treats Dan’s 15 year-old son Alex after he is stabbed.

“Devastated, heartbroken and pushed to the edge, Dan believes Jon is responsible for Alex’s death. As he strives for justice, Dan begins to unpick the very fabric of Jon’s life as his own unravels…”

Producer, Catherine Oldfield, who developed the show with Mike Bartlett, said, “We are delighted to have such a fantastic cast, led by John and Adrian, to bring this gripping modern British story to the screen for ITV. ”

The series begins filming in June in and around London, but there is no proposed transmission date as yet.