Parminder Nagra films medical drama for ITV
Production is underway on Maternal, a new medical drama for ITV starring Parminder Nagra, Lara Pulver and Lisa McGrillis.
The six-part series is written by Jacqui Honess-Martin – markng her first work for television - and executive produced by Patrick Spence for ITV Studios. James Griffiths directs.
The drama centres on three female doctors returning to post-pandemic frontline medicine after maternity leave, having to balance the intense demands of the NHS and motherhood.
ITV head of drama Polly Hill, who commissioned the series, said: "Jacqui's scripts are brilliant, and they perfectly capture how difficult it can be for women juggling family life, whilst under pressure at work, making critical life or death decisions.
“It's hard to believe this is her first television drama. I'm thrilled Parminder, Lara and Lisa will lead our cast and to be working with Patrick Spence and James Griffiths on what promises to be a modern and engaging medical drama."
Honess-Martin, an experienced director and theatre writer, added: “I am thrilled to bring this funny, warm and quietly political story to ITV. It’s been humbling to have the opportunity to hear the stories of so many brave and brilliant female doctors working in the NHS over the past two years and I know the incredible team working on this show will do them proud.”
Betsan Morris Evans produces; Spence exec produces alongside Kat Pugsley, Honess-Martin and Griffiths.
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