Season two of Malpractice commences filming in Belfast

Helen Behan is leading the returning cast of 'Malpractice' credit:Bang Showbiz
Helen Behan is leading the returning cast of 'Malpractice' credit:Bang Showbiz

Filming commenced on season two of 'Malpractice'.

The hit medical drama debuted on ITV1 in 2023 with 6.7m viewers over 28 days and is returning with the cast filming in Belfast from today (08.07.24) onward.

The returning cast includes Helen Behan and Jordan Kouamé as Dr Norma Callahan and Dr George Adjei of the Medical Investigation Unit (MIU), respectively, and they will be brought in to investigate a new doctor accused of malpractice.

The new additions are Tom Hughes, Selin Hizli, Zoë Telford, Hannah McClean, Seraphina Beh, and Ace Bhatti.

Tom will debut as Dr James Ford, a Psychiatric Registrar in a North Yorkshire hospital.

The plot reads: "His [Tom] personal life is a mess, and his colleagues might find him arrogant, but he appears committed to his vulnerable patients. So when he finds himself torn between a new mother attending a routine postnatal check-up and the sectioning of a floridly psychotic woman during a busy on-call shift, no one could predict the terrible consequences.

As George and Norma uncover a hospital seemingly at war with itself, to what lengths will James go to preserve his position? Is he a doctor with a God complex or the victim of wider problems?"

CEO of World Productions, Simon Heath, commented: “Grace has delved even deeper into her personal history as a Consultant Psychiatrist to deliver both a brilliant thriller and timely look at a critical area of the NHS. Her great writing has once again attracted a stellar cast to join Helen and Jordan to tell this new story.”

Executive Producer and Writer, Grace Ofori-Attah, commented: “I’m thrilled to be bringing back a second series of Malpractice. This time, I’m excited to be delving into the world of Psychiatry, my medical specialty, with an incredible cast led by Tom Hughes, and fantastic crew led by Anthony Philipson. I can’t wait to get started.”

The first three episodes will be directed by Anthony Philipson and four and five helmed by Jennifer Sheridan.