Today the BBC have confirmed that Jodie Whittaker will not be returning to Trust Me and instead a new story will be told with Alfred Enoch playing the lead.
Created and written by Dan Sefton the four-part second series of Trust Me starts filming in Glasgow today and is set on the neurological unit of Glasgow Hospital.
Alfred Enoch (Harry Potter, How to Get Away with Murder) will star as Corporal Jamie McCain, a survivor of a shock enemy attack. Recovering from a spinal injury which has left him temporarily paralysed, Jamie faces a new enemy as fellow patients on the ward die unexpectedly around him.
Speaking about joining the series, Alfred says “It’s great to be on board, it’s a cracking cast and Dan has done a great job crafting something that’s really invested in the characters. It has a psychological concern that is dark and thrilling. I can’t wait to get started.”
As Jamie obsessively searches for the truth, his investigation drags him and the clinical staff into their own unnerving nightmares. But with his behaviour becoming increasingly erratic, is the threat real or imagined and is Jamie a man we can trust?
Full of tension, twists and turns, the shocking new series also stars
Joining Alfred will be John Hannah (Four Weddings and a Funeral), Ashley Jensen (Catastrophe) and Richard Rankin (Outlander).
John will play clinical lead Archie Watson, a doctor, whose awkward persona hides a seedier and more sinister side. Speaking about the role, he said "I’m very excited to be involved in unsettling and disturbing the nation by being part of Trust Me in this Hitchcockian tartan noir thriller.”
Ashley will play Debbie, a seemingly unimpeachable physiotherapist who is fiercely committed to her patients. However, there is a vulnerability to Debbie which makes her perfectly susceptible to being manipulated by a close colleague.
And Richard will play neurologist, Dr Alex Kiernan who, on the surface, is a fun and dedicated doctor but hides his steely ambition and we sense an implicit undercurrent of threat beneath his professional exterior.
Speaking about joining Trust Me, he said “What a cast to be joining! As part of a richly drawn and intriguing ensemble of new characters - it's going to be a lot of fun bringing Alex to life.”
Also, joining this all-star line-up are Katie Clarkson Hill, Jamie Michie, Chloe Harris, Amiera Darwish and Saskia Ashdown.
Writer and executive producer, Dan Sefton added "I'm over the moon to be working with such fantastic actors on the new series of Trust Me. It’s great to write a series that stars established talent like John and Ashley, while also bringing young actors like Alfred and Katie to leading roles for the BBC.”
The first series of Trust Me which starred Jodie Whittaker, consolidated to a series average of six million viewers back in August 2017.
Nicola Shindler, founder and executive producer, RED Production Company, says: “I’m thrilled to be working with Dan again and with this story he’s invented a whole new world for a medical thriller that gets darker and scarier as the series progresses.”
The first series of Trust Me (starring Jodie Whittaker) which debuted on BBC One in August 2017, achieved a consolidated series average of six million viewers.
Trust Me returns in 2019 on BBC One