The doctors are in, again. Jon Hamm and Daniel Radcliffe have signed on for a second series of A Young Doctor’s Notebook & Other Stories. The Big Talk Productions mini will return later this year on Sky Arts in the UK. The first four-part series originally aired in December 2012 and was the most successful program in Sky Arts history. Ovation will air series one this fall in the U.S. The adaptation of Mikhail Bulgakov’s short stories sees Hamm as a Russian doctor during the Russian Revolution, and Radcliffe as his younger self. The comedy-drama’s second series will return to the small village of Muryevo in 1918 to find the Young Doctor battling against an all-consuming morphine addiction. Under the critical gaze of his “clean” older self, the Young Doctor struggles to cope with life in the hospital, the Civil War, and the arrival of a beautiful young aristocrat (Margaret Clunie). Shooting starts this summer. Big Talk Productions produces in association with Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt’s Point West Pictures. Exec producers are Kenton Allen for Big Talk, Hamm for Point West and Jon Mountague for Sky. Director is Robert McKillop and producer is Clelia Mountford. The series was written by Mark Chappell, Shaun Pye and Alan Connor, based on an idea by Mountford. Here’s a trailer for the original first series:
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