ITV orders new hospital drama set in Goa

Posted Filed under

ITV has announced the commission of a new six-part medical series created by Death in Paradise writer Dan Sefton.

The Good Karma Hospital is set in the tropical paradise of Goa and is described as “a drama with heart” and “vibrant and colourful”.

The modern-day series will follow a team of British and Indian medics as they cope with work, life and love at an over-worked and under-resourced cottage hospital.

Executive producer Will Gould commented: “[Writer Dan Sefton] has created a wonderful world in his scripts – so vibrant and evocative you can taste them. We’re so excited to be working with him to bring a little bit of the magic and wonder of Goa to the ITV audience.”

Dan Sefton has previously written episodes of Mr Selfridge, Death in Paradise and The Five.

Mr Selfridge 3 6

The Good Karma Hospital will begin filming in 2016.

The official synopsis reads: “Run by a gloriously eccentric Englishwoman, the ‘Good Karma’ turns no one away – locals, ex-pats and tourists are all welcomed through its doors. With a stunning location, exotic medical cases and unforgettable characters, the series mixes the heartbreaking with the humorous, as the doctors, nurses and patients discover that the hospital is more than just a rundown medical outpost – it’s a home.”

ITV’s Director of Drama, Steve November teased: “Dan Sefton’s scripts are beautifully written and deal with themes we’ll all identify with – love, loss, relationships, family conflict, facing adversity and the importance of seizing the day. The Good Karma Hospital is a feel-good drama full of warmth and characters we will love.”

Are you looking forward to The Good Karma Hospital? Let us know below…