Sky have announced the start date for their high octane medical drama Critical. The 13-part series has been penned by Jed Mercurio who had huge success last year with Line of Duty. This will be his third medical drama after hits with Cardiac Arrest and BBC3’s wonderful Bodies.
The series focuses on ‘the golden hour,’ the critical hour to save a patient’s life when they first arrive in hospital. It stars Lennie James who worked with Mercurio on the first series of Line of Duty, and Claire Skinner of Outnumbered.
Lennie James (The Walking Dead, Line of Duty) will lead an ensemble playing locum trauma consultant Glen Boyle. Catherine Walker (Strike Back) plays trauma registrar Fiona Lomas with Claire Skinner (Outnumbered) playing trauma consultant Lorraine Rappaport. Finally, junior doctor Dr. “Harry” Bennett-Edwardes is played by Kimberley Nixon (Fresh Meat).
The ultra-real-time nature of the drama takes the sense of realism to genre-defining levels, transporting the viewer from the airy atriums of a gleaming new hospital to the inner space of the human body.
Critical begins Tuesday 24th February on Sky One