ITV medical thriller Malpractice reveals new cast as S2 filming starts

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Critically acclaimed ITV thriller, Malpractice, commenced filming today in Belfast with Helen Behan and Jordan Kouamé reprising their roles as Dr Norma Callahan and Dr George Adjei of the Medical Investigation Unit (MIU), brought in to investigate a new doctor accused of malpractice.

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Joining Helen and Jordan are Tom Hughes, Selin Hizli, Zoë Telford, Hannah McClean, Seraphina Beh and Ace Bhatti.

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?

Malpractice has been recommissioned for a second series by ITV’s Head of Drama, Polly Hill and is produced by award-winning production company World Productions, part of ITV Studios.

Series two is written and created by Grace Ofori-Attah, who will serve as executive producer alongside Simon Heath, Roderick Seligman and Emma Luffingham for World Productions. Episode 3 is written by Hannah K. Richards.

Episodes 1-3 will be directed by Anthony Philipson and 4-5 will be directed by Jennifer Sheridan. Chrissy Skinns is Producer.
Malpractice series one had the most watched launch episode of a new drama on ITV1 in 2023 with 6.7m viewers based on 28-day viewing and has sold to more than 70 countries, ITV said.

The compelling first series of the cat and mouse thriller, which starred Niamh Algar, Helen Behan, Jordan Kouame and James Purefoy, debuted on ITV in April 2023 with critics praising the series for its “intricate plot”, “powerful authenticity” and describing it as “a breakneck thriller.”

CEO of World Productions, Simon Heath, said: “Grace has delved even deeper into her personal history as a Consultant Psychiatrist to deliver a both a brilliant thriller and timely look at a critical area of the NHS.

“Her great writing has once again attracted a stellar cast to join Helen and Jordan to tell this new story.”

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.”