ITV has released the first trailer for The Good Karma Hospital, a new medical drama created by Death in Paradise writer Dan Sefton.
Set in a coastal town in tropical South India, the six-part series started filming in Sri Lanka last summer and is described as “life-affirming, contemporary drama full of extraordinary characters from all walks of life.”
The cast is led by Phyllis Logan (Downton Abbey), Amrita Acharia (Game of Thrones), Amanda Redman (New Tricks), Neil Morrissey (Men Behaving Badly), James Floyd, Darhsan Jariwalla and Sagar Radia.
Watch the trailer…
The Good Karma Hospital tells the story of British-Asian junior doctor, Ruby Walker (Amrita Acharia), who arrives at the run-down Good Karma Hospital to join a dedicated team of over-worked medics. Run by a gloriously eccentric Englishwoman, Lydia Fonseca (Amanda Redman), this under-funded but creatively resourceful cottage hospital is the beating heart of the local community.
Amrita Acharia commented last year: “It’s great to be cast in a Brit-Asian lead role in what’s an atypical coming-of-age story in many ways. The role of Ruby will be exciting to explore as she uproots the only home she knows, to be thrown into the deep end of a place with a different perspective on universal dilemmas of life, love, success and failure, and ultimately confronts herself with the past she was escaping from.”
Downton Abbey star Phyllis Logan, who plays adventurous and fun loving Maggie Smart, added: “I’m so pleased to be playing a character with such humour and joie de vivre, and I love how Dan’s scripts slowly reveal her secret that will change her family forever. I can’t wait to bring her story to life.”
The Good Karma Hospital is expected to begin on ITV in February.
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