BBC recommissions Trust Me
Joseph O'Halloran
| 24 February 2018

Just before Jodie Whittaker takes to the Tardis as the new Dr Who, the BBC has confirmed that the leading actor will re-appear in a second series of medical drama Trust Me.

Created and written by NHS doctor Dan Sefton and produced by Studiocanal subsidiary Red Production Company, Trust Me was commissioned for a second series by Piers Wenger, controller of BBC Drama and Gaynor Holmes, BBC Drama commissioning executive, Scotland.

The first series debuted on BBC One in August 2017 and achieved an average consolidated audience of 6 million viewers for the channel and a winning audience share across the series. The second series will feature a new cast and storyline.

Trust Me will once again be set and filmed in Scotland with the drama revolving around a hospital department in Edinburgh. The new 4 x 60' thriller, set on the neurological unit of South Lothian Hospital in Edinburgh, follows Captain James (Jamie) McKay, the sole survivor of a shock enemy attack on tour in Syria. Recovering from a spinal injury which has left him barely able to move and battling the psychological scars from losing his friends, he faces a new enemy as people on the ward die unexpectedly around him.

Commenting on the recommission, Nicola Shindler, founder and executive producer of Red Production Company said: "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."

Sefton added: "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. 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."

Trust Me series two will be distributed internationally by Studiocanal, a subsidiary of the Canal+ Group.