ITV orders new drama ‘Trauma’ from writer of ‘Doctor Foster’

Playwright and dramatist Mike Bartlett (Doctor Foster, The Town) has written a new three-part drama series for ITV. Set in the trauma department of a central London hospital, Trauma tells the story of 15 year old Alex Reynolds who dies under the care of a high-achieving trauma consultant. Bartlett commented: “I feel hugely lucky to be writing … >

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‘Doctor Foster’ first look pics: Season 2 begins filming

Filming has started on the second season of BBC One’s Doctor Foster. Directed by Jeremy Lovering (Sherlock), the five new one-hour episodes will tell “the next exhilarating chapter in Gemma’s story.” Starring Suranne Jones (Scott & Bailey) and Bertie Carvel (Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell), the drama series launched last autumn and concluded with a consolidated audience of 10.1m … >

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‘Doctor Foster’ writer to adapt his ‘King Charles III’ play for BBC Two

BBC Two has ordered a TV adaptation of the multi-award-winning ‘future history’ play King Charles III. Doctor Foster writer Mike Bartlett will adapt his own Olivier Award-winning script for the 90-minute drama, reuniting with Olivier Award-winner Rupert Goold, who directed the original Almeida Theatre production of the play. Written in blank verse, King Charles III sees Prince Charles ascend to the throne following the Queen’s death. … >

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BBC One orders multi-generational family drama ‘Wanderlust’

BBC One has announced the commission of a new series from the makers of Doctor Foster. Wanderlust is described as “a searingly insightful and funny exploration into the relationships of a multi-generational family.” The six-part comedy-drama will explore “how we build and maintain happy relationships and asking whether lifelong monogamy is possible – or even desirable.” Wanderlust is the first TV series to be … >

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