Jon Hamm, Daniel Radcliffe Returning for More 'A Young Doctor's Notebook'
Don Draper and Harry Potter are teaming up once again! ...In a manner of speaking.
After the critical and commercial success of the first series of 'A Young Doctor's Notebook & Other Stories,' Hamm and Radcliffe have both signed on to reprise their roles for a second series. The show was a massive hit for Sky Arts in the UK, airing four episodes of a limited run which drew big ratings for the network. In fact, at the time it aired (December 2012), 'A Young Doctor's Notebook & Other Stories' was the highest-rated program in Sky Arts' history.
Adapted from a collection of Mikhail Bulgakov's short stories entitled 'A Country Doctor's Notebook,' the UK version features Hamm as a Russian doctor during the Russian Revolution, and Radcliffe as his younger self. Set in the small village of Muryevo in 1918, the second series will feature the doctor battling a morphine addiction. Under the critical gaze of his “clean” older self, the Young Doctor struggles to cope with life in the hospital, the Civil War, and the arrival of a beautiful young aristocrat (Margaret Clunie).
Both Hamm and Radcliffe are famous for a single role that skyrocketed them to stardom. Hamm is known best as 'Mad Men's Don Draper, however he also had a recurring role on '30 Rock' and on the animated FX series 'Archer.' Radcliffe starred in 'The Woman in Black,' his first major feature film since the 'Harry Potter' franchise concluded. 'A Young Doctor's Notebook & Other Stories' is unique in the timelines of both actors and it's no surprise that they would be interested in returning to the peculiar and fascinating world of Bulgakov for another run.
Here is a trailer for the first series from Sky Arts. Production on the second series should begin this autumn.