Following the success of last year’s Sky1 drama series A Young Doctor’s Notebook Sky have today announced the series will continue with four brand new episodes.
Jon Hamm and Daniel Radcliffe will reprise their roles, with Hamm playing a Russian doctor during the Russian Revolution, and Radcliffe his younger self. Customers will be able to watch the new series on Sky Arts 1 HD and On Demand later in 2013.
A YOUNG DOCTOR’S NOTEBOOK & OTHER STORIES is a comedy drama inspired by a selection of further works by the celebrated Russian writer and playwright Mikhail Bulgakov, including the semi-autobiographical story, Morphine. The series returns to the small village of Muryevo in 1918 to find the Young Doctor(Daniel Radcliffe) battling against an all-consuming morphine addiction. Under the critical gaze of his “clean” older self (Jon Hamm), the Young Doctor struggles to cope with life in the hospital, the Civil War, and the arrival of Natasha, played by fast rising newcomer, Margaret Clunie, a beautiful young aristocrat. Adam Godley will reprise his role as The Feldsher alongside Rosie Cavaliero and Vicki Pepperdine as Pelageya and Anna respectively.
Jon Hamm says: “I’m thrilled to come back to our wonderful, weird, wild world of A Young Doctor’s Notebook. Series one was an absolute blast to work on and I’m looking forward to continuing this bizarre adventure.”
Daniel Radcliffe says: “I had absolutely no hesitation in agreeing to do a second series of A Young Doctor’s Notebook. I had an incredible time working with the multi talented Jon Hamm and of course am a huge fan of Mikhail Bulgakov’s work and so was thrilled when I was told a second series had been commissioned. I am also greatly looking forward to working with our new director Robert McKillop and cannot wait to commence filming this summer.”
The 4 x 30’ series is produced by multi award-wining Big Talk Productions, in association with Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt’s Point West Pictures. It was commissioned by Lucy Lumsden and is executive produced by Kenton Allen for Big Talk Productions, Jon Hamm for Point West Pictures and Jon Mountague for Sky. The director is Robert McKillop and the producer is Clelia Mountford. The series was written by Mark Chappell, Shaun Pye and Alan Connor, based on an idea by Clelia Mountford.