line of duty producer World Productions is forging an ITV medical thriller starring deceit Niamh Algar, directed by boiling Point’s Phillip Barantini and written by former physician Grace Ofori-Attah.
malpractice follows dr. Lucinda Edwards (Algar), a shrewd, battle-hardened doctor whose… nightmare service ends in the death of an opioid overdose victim, Edith Owusu. Despite the support of her medical supervisor, Dr. Leo Harris, played by James Purefoy (A discovery of witches), Edith’s grieving father Sir Anthony Owusu, played by Brian Bovell (Strike), demands an investigation into Lucinda’s actions on the fateful night.
Shooting has started in Leeds and the cast also includes boiling point’s Hannah Walters, Beth Relph, 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, fresh off the back of the critical and award-winning success of Stephen Graham-starring indie pic Boiling Point.
Ofori-Attah, a former doctor turned writer, is writing for the first time and the prolific ITV Studios-backed line of duty producer World Productions produces.
†Grace’s scripts are a brilliant blend of a compelling medical thriller and an authentic medical world drawn from her time as a doctor,” said ITV head of Drama Polly Hill.
“They are also so skilled that it’s hard to believe that this is her first commissioned show. It’s great to see so many new voices making their first drama on ITV.”