Former Harry Potter and How To Get Away With Murder star Alfred Enoch has been set as the new lead on BBC One’s Trust Me. He replaces Jodie Whitaker (Doctor Who), who starred in the first season of the series created by Dan Sefton.
“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”, Alfred Enoch said in a statement. “It has a psychological concern that is dark and thrilling. I can’t wait to get started.”
Trust Me originally told told the story of Cath Hardacre (Whitaker), a nurse, who, having lost her job for whistle-blowing, seizes the opportunity to steal her best friend’s identity as a senior doctor and start a new life in Edinburgh. Season two takes place on the neurological unit of Glasgow Hospital and follows Corporal Jamie McCain (Enoch), 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.
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? Rounding out the cast for season two is John Hannah, Ashley Jensen Richard Rankin, Katie Clarkson Hill, Jamie Michie, Chloe Harris, Amiera Darwish and Saskia Ashdown.
Series creator Dan Sefton, who worked in the NHS before becoming a writer, penned the scripts for the second season. “I’m over the moon to be working with such fantastic actors on the new series of Trust Me” he said. “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.”
Trust Me is produced for BBC One by Red Production company. Series creator Dan Sefton serves as an executive producer alongside Nicola Shindler for Red and Gaynor Holmes for the BBC. Suzanne Reid is the series producer, while Jamestown helmer John Alexander is attached to direct the four-part second season. The show’s second season was commissioned by the BBC’s Director of Content Charlotte Moore and the BBC’s Controller of Drama Piers Wenger. Production gets underway today in and around Glasgow, with BBC One eyeing a 2019 premiere.