Line of Duty producer World Productions is forging an ITV medical thriller starring Deceit’s Niamh Algar, directed by Boiling Point’s Phillip Barantini and written by former physician Grace Ofori-Attah.

Malpractice follows Dr Lucinda Edwards (Algar), a sensible, battle-hardened physician whose nightmare shift ends within the demise of an opioid overdose sufferer, Edith Owusu. Despite the help of her medical supervisor, Dr Leo Harris, performed by James Purefoy (A Discovery of Witches), Edith’s grieving father Sir Anthony Owusu, performed by Brian Bovell (Strike), calls for an enquiry into Lucinda’s actions on the fateful night time.

Filming has began in Leeds and solid additionally contains Boiling Point’s Hannah Walters, Helen Behan (The Virtues), Jordan Kouamé (Megalomania), Beth Relph, Lorne MacFadyen, Priyanka Patel (Britney, Another Me), Scott Chambers (Chicken, Innocent S2),  Tristan Sturrock (Poldark, Doc Martin) and Georgina Rich (Heartstopper, War of the Worlds).

Barantini will direct, contemporary off the again of the essential and awards success of Stephen Graham-starring indie pic Boiling Point.

Ofori-Attah, a former physician turned scribe, is penning for the primary time and the prolific ITV Studios-backed Line of Duty producer World Productions is producing. Simon Heath is exec producer and Sophie Reynolds is producer.

Grace’s scripts are a superb mixture of compelling medical thriller and an genuine medical world that comes from her time as a physician,” mentioned ITV head of Drama Polly Hill.

“They are additionally so completed that’s it’s laborious to consider that is her first commissioned present. It’s great to see what number of new voices are making their first drama on ITV.”

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