BBC One Orders Trust Me for Second Season


RED Production Company’s Trust Me has been commissioned for a second season on BBC One.

The first season, which debuted on BBC One in August 2017 and starred Jodie Whittaker, notched up an average consolidated audience of 6 million viewers for the channel. The second season will feature a new cast and storyline.

The 4x-1hour thriller, set in the neurological unit of South Lothian Hospital, follows Captain James “Jamie” McKay, the sole survivor of a shock enemy attack on tour in Syria. Recovering from a spinal injury that has left him barely able to move and battling the psychological scars from losing his friends, he faces a new enemy as people on the ward die unexpectedly around him. But is the threat real or imagined?

The drama is created and written by Dan Sefton (Delicious, Porters, The Good Karma Hospital).

Nicola Shindler, founder and executive producer of RED Production Company, said: “Dan’s personal experience working in the medical profession combined with his exceptional writing, make the second series of Trust Me every bit as compelling as the first. The complexity of his characters, on the surface every day medics and patients, combined with the darkly twisting storyline will keep viewers hooked.”

Sefton said: “I’m absolutely thrilled to be working on a new series of Trust Me for the BBC. The support the project received from both BBC Drama and BBC Scotland made it a hugely enjoyable process. It’s also fantastic to be working with RED Production Company and Nicola Shindler again—a company that makes some of the best drama this country produces. This follow-up series will bring the same tension and twists of the original show to a brand new medical arena.”

Piers Wenger, controller of BBC Drama, said: “The first series of Trust Me broke new ground for medical drama and I’m delighted to be welcoming it back for a second run with a completely fresh cast and a shocking new story, which is set to become as big a talking point as the first.”