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Malpractice Series 2 – casting announced as filming begins

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Dr Norma Callahan and Dr George Adjei will return to investigate another case of Malpractice

Updated 09/07/24: Series 2 cast and storyline revealed.

ITV’s medical thriller series Malpractice is moving into a second series as the Medical Investigation Unit take on another case.

In December’s recommission announcement, it was confirmed that Helen Behan (The Virtues) and Jordan Kouamé (Scoop) are reprising their roles as Dr Norma Callahan and Dr George Adjei respectively.

Now, with filming underway in Belfast, ITV and World Productions (Line of Duty) have revealed who is joining them…

Malpractice Series 2 cast

It’s Ace Bhatti (Line of Duty), Selin Hizli (Am I Being Unreasonable?), Tom Hughes (Victoria), Zoë Telford (The Lazarus Project), Seraphina Beh (Top Boy) and Hannah McClean (Blue Lights).

The producers have also revealed the storyline for the series:

Tom Hughes will play Dr James Ford, a Psychiatric Registrar in a North Yorkshire hospital. His personal life is a mess, and his colleagues might find him arrogant, but he appears committed to his vulnerable patients. So when he finds himself torn between a new mother attending a routine postnatal check-up and the sectioning of a floridly psychotic woman during a busy on-call shift, no one could predict the terrible consequences.

As George and Norma uncover a hospital seemingly at war with itself, to what lengths will James go to preserve his position? Is he a doctor with a God complex or the victim of wider problems?

The five-part series two of Malpractice comes from creator and writer Grace Ofori-Attah, with Hannah K. Richards penning episode 3. The directors are Anthony Philipson (Day of the Jackal) and Jennifer Sheridan (Extraordinary). Chrissy Skinns (A Spy Among Friends) produces.

Executive Producer and Writer, Grace Ofori-Attah, said:

“I’m thrilled to be bringing back a second series of Malpractice. This time, I’m excited to be delving into the world of Psychiatry, my medical specialty, with an incredible cast led by Tom Hughes, and fantastic crew led by Anthony Philipson. I can’t wait to get started.”

Original article (of 06/12/23) continues…

Malpractice Series 2 – ITV recommissions medical thriller

ITVs critically acclaimed thriller Malpractice has gained a recommission.

The show, from World Productions (Line of Duty, Vigil), was the ITV’s biggest drama launch of 2023, gathering 6.7m viewers (based on 28 day viewing.)

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Malpractice Series 2

Malpractice comes from writer Grace Ofori-Attah, a former NHS doctor.

Across five episodes, Dr Norma Callahan (Helen Behan) and Dr George Adjei (Jordan Kouamé) will reprise their roles as the Medical Investigation Unit delves into another suspected case of medical negligence.

Simon Heath (CEO of World Productions) said:

“I’m delighted that Grace’s gripping and provocative medical drama struck such a chord with the ITV audience, and that we will have the opportunity to bring Grace’s brand-new investigation to the screen.”

Grace Ofori-Attah added:

“I’m thrilled to be bringing another series of Malpractice to TV screens alongside Polly and the fantastic team at World. I can’t wait to delve into a new and exciting area of medicine, exploring the complex bonds and divisions within hospital teams that push our characters to their limits.”

Ofori-Attah was also recently announced as the adaptor of the baby-swap thriller Playing Nice for ITV too.

We’ll keep you posted on Malpractice Series 2, which will film in 2024. In the meantime, you can still catch Series 1 on ITVX.