The Good Karma Hospital gets second series

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 13 March 2017
Amanda Redman

Amanda Redman

ITV have commissioned 'The Good Karma Hospital' for another series following the success of the first

'The Good Karma Hospital' will return for a second series next year.

The medical drama series may have only just wrapped up on Sunday (12.03.17) night but, following the huge success of the first, bosses have already decided to commission it for another installment, with filming expected to kick off in August.

Executive Producer of Tiger Aspect Drama, Will Gould said: "We are beyond delighted that 'The Good Karma Hospital' has struck such a chord with the audience who have taken these vibrant characters and life affirming stories to their hearts. It's been an incredibly international production, but it all started with creator Dan Sefton's scripts, and ITV's belief in them, so I'd like to thank them both for that. I can't wait to see series two come to life."

The six-part drama is set in Southern India and sees junior doctor Ruby Walker (Amrita Acharia) flee the UK following the messy breakdown of her relationship and travel abroad after seeing an advertisement for a position at The Good Karma Hospital under the watchful eye of Dr Lydia Fonseca (Amanda Redman).

Victoria Fea explained: "We're very excited about developing a second series of 'The Good Karma Hospital'. It's brought the warmth, colour and vibrancy of India to our wintry Sunday nights. This is a credit to the wonderful cast, Dan Sefton's well-crafted scripts and Tiger Aspect Drama."

The show also stars Neil Morrissey, James Floyd, Darshan Jariwalla, Sagar Radia and Nimmi Harasagam, who are all set to return next year, while new cast members for the second series are expected to be announced in due course.

Although details on the storyline for the next batch of episodes are being kept tightly under wraps for the time being, Amanda has teased that the new installment may explore her alter-ego Lydia's "backstory" a bit more.

Writing in a Q&A on Twitter, she said: "Just more interesting storylines, like we've had so far. Maybe we could explore her back story a little bit. (sic)"

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